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Chicken Goujons

Marinating chicken in buttermilk gives it a delicious flavour. It will be hard to go back to store bought chicken nuggets after you have tasted these homemade chicken goujons!

If you love this recipe, try my Krispie Chicken Nuggets or Mini Chicken Burgers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4-6 portions
Great for:  Healthy Toddler Recipes & Meal Ideas 18 Months-2 Years Quick Family Recipes and Meal Ideas Kids 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years
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350g chicken breasts cut into goujons


200 ml buttermilk
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp soy sauce


100g plain flour
1 egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water
75 g panko or dried breadcrumbs
45g freshly grated parmesan
Salt and pepper to season


6 tbsp tomato ketchp
1 tbp maple syrup
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp soy sauce

Honey mustard dip

4 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 ½ tsp honey
1 tsp cold water
  1. Combine the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for at least one hour.
  2. Put the flour on a large plate. Beat the egg with the water and season with a little salt and pepper.
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs and parmesan on a large plate.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade, shaking off any excess and toss them in the flour . Then dip the goujons in the egg mixture and roll in the breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and sauté the nuggets for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through turning occasionally.
  6. Alternatively pre heat the oven to 200C / 400F. Arrange  the chicken nuggets on a baking sheet lined with foil and brushed with oil.  Sprinkle the nuggets with a little oil and bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the coating is crisp and the chicken is cooked through.

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