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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Our favourite chicken in wraps recipe

This would have to be the most requested meal in our home! It tastes delicious, is quick to make and gives children the chance to help you prepare dinner and then serve themselves which they always love doing. If you can nurture a love of preparing healthy food with your kids when they are young, you will be absolutely on the right track for the future.

The great thing about using yogurt in the coating process is that it tenderizes the meat and also helps to reduce the fat content. So combined with oven baking (not shallow frying), these nuggets are a much healthier option than other homemade chicken nuggets I have made before.

This recipe is in bulk quantities aimed to serve our family of 6 for dinner, with some left over. You may wish to halve it if you are looking to serve a smaller number of people or just freeze the left overs for another day!

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts (approx 1kg)
  • 2 cups natural yogurt
  • 4 cups bread crumbs

Method:
 

Making these chicken nuggets is seriously easy. The hardest part is cutting up all the chicken!

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. So the chicken cooks all the way through, I wanted the chicken pieces to be thinner. I sliced the chicken breasts in half width wise, then cut the breasts into pieces. Try making the pieces as close to similar size as you can for even cooking
  2. Add the yogurt to a large dish. I found my lasagne dish to be perfect for the amount of chicken I was working with.
  3. Add the chicken and coat well. I used my hands and just mixed the chicken through the yogurt, making sure all of the chicken had a yogurt covering.
  4. But before you get your hands dirty, grab another large dish, I used another lasagne style dish and pour the breadcrumbs into it. Place the dish close to the one with the chicken in it.
  5. Once you have covered the chicken in yogurt, you can then pick up the chicken, shake off the excess yogurt and place it into the dish with bread crumbs. Once you have transferred all of the chicken, use your hands again to cover chicken in breadcrumbs.
  6. Then transfer the chicken pieces on to trays lined with baking paper. Cover in melted butter or leave plain. Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes. I turned the nuggets after 30 minutes.
  7. Serve in wraps with salad and watch them disappear!
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