When you start eating more healthily, there are some foods that you should just forget about except maybe as a once a year treat and other foods that can be brought back to their essence and made healthy and tasty. Chicken chippies/chicken nuggets are one such food.
Get rid of the horrible processed chicken filling that’s mainly salt and fat and get some lean chicken breast, give it a light, tasty coating and bake – don’t fry it. Then you have a healthy grown up version of junk food.
This is good for kids so they get fun food that tastes as good as it is for them, or as snacks for adults when watching a big game.
Healthy Chicken Strips
Serves 4, 5 minutes preparation plus 20 cooking
500g of chicken breast
4 heaped dessert spoons of oat bran
Herbs, I used fresh rosemary and thyme
1 heaped dessert spoon of grated parmesan
In a large shallow bowl, mix the oat bran, parmesan and herbs, and then slice your chicken into strips.
Evenly coat each chicken strip in the oat mixture and then place the chicken strips on a non-stick baking tray. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius (390 F) for about 15 minutes, turning once half way through. Check your chicken is cooked through.
I served with a yoghurt dipping sauce of plain yoghurt, lemon juice salt and pepper.