I decided to treat the boys to some (healthy – sssssh!) junk food last week and you should have seen (and heard!) the reaction when I told them we were making chicken fingers… This is one of the dishes the boys absolutely adore when it’s served at lunch (our lunch version is made with flax seeds and whole wheat breadcrumbs and it’s actually pretty good) so I figured why not teach them how easy it is to make at home with very few ingredients.
We made a couple of changes to the recipe – I forgot the garlic and lemon (teaching up until 15 minutes before club starts will do that to your memory…) and we didn’t have a food processor so the boys had to cut the parsley and crumb the crackers by hand. I used a LOT more parsley than the recipe suggested as I love the colour it gives to the finished nuggets – not to mention it’s super healthy, right? I served them with home fries made from tiny red potatoes, quartered, par-boiled and fried….
Pretty simple instructions: we cut the chicken into bite sized nuggets..
I cut the potatoes for the boys as they needed to get boiling quickly so we would have time to fry them…
We had some fun with the parsley… And used our hands to crumb the crackers. Yes, there was mention of the Magic Bullet but I made them work for their snack this week! Carefully prepared the egg to dip the chicken into…
Well I ate the few that I brought home for my dinner. And I am not a nugget fan. But these were THAT good…
The boys were extremely enthusiastic about this recipe and many of them declared they would be making these again at home. Under adult supervision, obviously as, even though they are accomplished little chefs, cooking involving hot oil still needs an adult present.
Thanks Jamie – this was a huge hit!!!!
Get the recipe for Jamie Oliver’s Crunchy Garlic Chicken here!
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