Chicken Goujons or “nuggets”, are a firm favourite whatever age you are. Technically speaking a goujon should be deep fried, but I’m saving those extra calories for my bi-annual doughnut fix. My recipe is so simple to make, and delicious to eat. A fabulously quick, and reasonably healthy dinner when a smidgeon of treat is in order.
The basic Chicken Goujon recipe is:
Good Quality Chicken fillets, I usually allow one one person, sliced into thin strips.
A packet of ritz crackers, crushed into crumbs.
Buttermilk, or some runny plain yoghurt. Into which I toss the chicken strips, seasoning with some salt and pepper. This gets covered and put in the fridge until just before I need to bake them. For something different – add some smoked paprika at this stage, just a teaspoon.
About 30 mins before serving, I dip the chicken strips into the cracker crumbs in batches, shaking off the excess every time. Then put them on a tray rubbed with some garlic infused olive oil.
These get baked in a hot oven for 20 minutes, until golden brown (er!) and crispy. Serve them straight away with some flavoured mayonnaise. Pesto mayonnaise is the favourite in our house at the moment!
The chicken here is the most important bit- try to buy the best you can afford, and allow at least one chicken breast per person, they will be gobbled up in no time.