Golden Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

TGIF for a horrible week that had passed. Now, it’s time to carry out my cooking / baking therapy.

We all love the chicken nuggets that are sold at fast food restaurants – KFC, MacDonald’s. They taste great: chewy, salty, delicious. But they lack the freshness that we get when we make these nuggets from scratch by ourselves. And trust me, it’s really easy to make with just a few steps and ingredients. Remember to make the dip together with the nuggets because that is the secret to making this dish addictive.

Ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise: 1/2 cup
  • Cottage cheese: 1/2 cup
  • Garlic: 1 clove, crushed
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Ground blackpepper: to taste
  • Breadcrumb: 1.5 cups
  • Parmesan cheese: 1/2 cup (40g), grated
  • Parsley: 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Chicken breast fillet: 4, skinless, cut into chunks
  • Egg: 2, beaten
  • Butter: 50g, melted

Method:

  1. Combine mayonnaise, cottage cheese, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and ground blackpepper. Leave to chill in fridge.
  2. Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
  3. Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, 1/2 tsp salt and ground blackpepper in a shallow dish.
  4. Dip chicken fillet chunks into egg. Coat them evenly in breadcrumb mixture.
  5. Place chicken onto greased baking paper on a baking tray. Chill 30min.
  6. Drizzle butter over chicken. Bake 20min till crispy and golden brown.
  7. Serve hot with chilled mayonnaise.

Disclaimers:

  • I was so busy doing household chores that I actually forgot to drizzle the butter onto the chickens before baking the first time round! No wonder they were rather dry and lacking.

  • The cheese and mayonnaise dip is super, makes for a good dip with almost everything else!

  • This recipe was kindly adapted from the book ‘The Complete Book of Party Food and Appetizers‘.

Serving:
40 bite-sized nuggets

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