Every few weeks I spend a few hours on a Sunday preparing a few things to have handy in the freezer in case of a last minute dinner is needed.
My freezer is very quickly becoming my best friend. I have lots of last minute dinners in there particularly for the kiddies if needed.
My kiddies love chicken nuggets. I mean they REALLY love chicken nuggets. I watched a Jamie Oliver documentary years and years ago and since then can’t buy store bought ones. I think the homemade ones are delicious and aren’t too time consuming. I make these and freeze them for a quick last minute dinner. I usually serve them with steamed veg and mash, salad veggies and cubed cheese or in wraps with salad. They even make a great burger.
NOTE: I freeze these at the raw stage and just pop into an oven from the freezer to cook when needed. I also freeze at the cooked stage and then they only require a quick reheating. I don’t notice a difference in either when cooked.
½ cup of plain flour seasoned with salt and pepper, in a bowl
4 pieces of day old bread
Small handful of parsley
50g parmesan cheese
Place cheese into bowl. Blitz for 5-10 secs on speed 9.
Add remaining ingredients.
Turbo until coarse crumbs.
Place half of the crumbs in the bowl. Top up the bowl as needed. Freeze any leftover crumbs that haven’t come in contact with raw chicken.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Cut chicken into four strips for each breast.
Coat chicken in flour and dust off an excess.
Dip into egg mixture.
Coat in breadcrumbs and place on to a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Once you have a tray full bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes. This of course will depend on the size of the fingers. If you are wanting a crispier coating spray a little olive oil over the fingers. A little goes a long way.
You can cook this in a frying pan in oil if desired.
You can add other veg to the breadcrumbs. Spinach works really well.