Saturday 24 February 2018

Monday Night Treat: Homemade Chicken Tenders

Chicken goujons are a treat for first day back to school
Chicken goujons are a treat for first day back to school

Give them a treat on their first day back to school, with homemade chicken goujons.

You will need

125g/4½oz fresh fine breadcrumbs

½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

salt and pepper, to taste

4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

50g/2oz plain flour

3 medium free-range eggs, beaten

2 tbsp vegetable oil

Preparation method

1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Oil two baking trays with vegetable oil.

2. Mix the breadcrumbs, cayenne pepper in a shallow bowl. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the flour in another shallow bowl.

3. Dip the chicken pieces in plain flour, then in the beaten egg and finally coat in the breadcrumbs. Shake off the excess and lay the chicken goujons on the oiled baking tray. (The process is easier if you keep one hand clean of egg for dipping the chicken in the flour and breadcrumbs.)

4. Drizzle the goujons all over with more of the vegetable oil.

5. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, turning once. Remove from the oven when completely cooked through and golden-brown all over.

6. Serve the goujons with ketchip, barbecue sauce or in a soft white roll.

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