Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mommy TG's Chicken Nuggets/Tenders Recipe

Chicken nuggets, chicken tenders or fried chicken are staples in children's parties.  It's also a favorite baon of kids to school because aside from being delicious, it's easy and not messy to eat.  Moms like them too because they are easy to prepare and can be packed inside lunch boxes in a jiffy.  Moreover, it takes a while before they spoil. 

In case you are tired of your usual fried chicken, chicken nugget or chicken tenders recipe, I'm sharing my own recipe in this post to give you another option on how to cook one of our kids' favorite food.   


chicken breast fillet cut into small strips or nuggets
all purpose flour
Japanese breading/bread crumbs
iodized salt
ground black pepper
canola oil



1. Season chicken strips with salt, pepper and tarragon.  Set aside for at least 15 minutes.

2. Beat eggs lightly in a bowl.  Beat just enough for dipping the chicken strips you are cooking.

3. Dredge or cover the chicken strips with all purpose flour.

4. Dip in beaten egg.

5. Roll on Japanese bread crumbs until completely covered.

6. Once all the chicken strips are covered with breading, heat oil in a pan.

7. Pan fry the chicken nuggets or tenders until golden brown.  (If you're using this recipe for fried chicken, deep fry the fried chicken pieces.)

8. Remove chicken nuggets or tenders from pan once brown and let the excess oil drip by putting them on top of paper towels before serving.

9. Serve hot with rice or pasta.

10. You may use catsup, capsup-mayonnaise mixture or garlic-mayonnaise mixture as dip for the chicken nuggets/tenders.


Mommy TG tips:
  •  I suggest that if you are cooking this for very young children that you cut the chicken into bite-size pieces or into nuggets.  This would make it easier for them to eat the chicken even without your help.  It will also lessen the chances of wastage because the chicken is small enough to be consumed by a child.  Sometimes, small kids cannot finish one whole chicken tender.  Plus you might need to assist them in cutting it.
  • You can marinate the chicken overnight or ahead and put in the freezer or refrigerator and cook the following morning for your kid's or hubby's baon.  

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