Sunday, 15 September 2013

Holy Grail cooking #10: Guilt-free Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are the go-to dish whenever you have kids round after school. Just about every child has heard of them and likes them, even Secundus. On the downside, in Great Britain, chicken nuggets are commonly held to be made from toenails and cats. There's nothing chicken about them. The solution therefore is to make your own, as Sarah Flowers does in Eat Well Spend Less ; The Complete Guide to Everyday Family Cooking

Any recipe that includes the phrase "You will need three bowls" may appear to be a bit of a faff, but I assure you, making your own chicken nuggets is absolutely worth it. The technique is to dip your chicken pieces into a bowl of flour, seasoning and paprika, then into a bowl of beaten egg, ensuring all sides are coated each time, and lastly into the third bowl of homemade breadcrumbs.

After all the dipping is complete, place the coated chicken onto a greased baking tray and bake at 200C for about twenty minutes. Serve with homemade potato wedges and not an ounce of guilt. 

Now it's time for this week's Creative Home and Garden Hop! 

Even as the season changes, our hop stays fresh and fun. It's the perfect fit for all of your wonderful posts on creative home-making and gardening, whether you live in the suburbs, the city, or out on the range. While you're here, meet The Creative Home and Garden Hop hosts: Kathy from Creative Home Expressions, Mary from Back to the Basics and Mary’s KitchenAlison (that's me) from Mumtopia and Lisa Lynn from Little Homestead on Hill. We'd love it if you would like to follow us!

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Week Eight's featured posts here at Mumtopia are:  

Cutting the Menfolk's Hair  at Living in the Green. 


and Western Food Ideas from Grandparents Plus

Western Food Ideas 

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  1. Hi Alison!
    This is the first time I have seen anyone make chicken nuggets and I think it is awesome. At least you know what your child is eating by making your own. Sharing this!
    I am a new follower via G+, GFC, and Bloglovin.
    Thank you for co-hosting this blog hop!
    Have a great week ahead :)
    Bismah @

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving this kind comment. Following you back! Let me know if you would like to write a guest post any time.

  2. Thank you for featuring my Western Food Ideas post! Yee Haw!Thanks for hosting this party!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks for comin' over and congratulations on getting featured this week, Phyllis! Ride 'em!

  3. Just today I was reading about how the real McNuggets have 25 ingredients, many of which aren't chicken :) Thank you for sharing!


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