Crispy chicken goujons

You’ve watched the Food Network a number of times and heard some of the chefs mentioning goujons? What are goujons? These are basically small strips of fish or chicken, coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried – a cheffy way of saying nuggets, but much tastier and healthier. The kids love them.

Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/2 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Method

  1. Cut the chicken into fingers or chunks, not too thick.
  2. Mix the yoghurt, lemon juice, zest, coriander, garlic and mustard together.
  3. In a separate dish mix the breadcrumbs and salt and pepper.
  4. Mix the chicken into the yoghurt mixture and let stand in the fridge for 30 minutes. If you can’t wait, don’t worry.
  5. Take out the chicken pieces, allowing the excess to drip off, then coat in breadcrumbs, pressing them on lightly with your fingers. Put on a plate. Repeat until all the pieces are coated.
  6. Pour a few teaspoons of oil into a non-stick frying pan and place over a medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the pieces to the pan (you’ll may need to do this in batches).
  7. Fry for about four minutes each side until golden.
  8. Drain on kitchen paper.

I served these with a fresh garden salad and a selection of dips, aioli for the adults, All-gold tomato sauce for the kiddies or even some mustard or sweet chilli sauce goes down a treat.

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