Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Bread Repurpose- Crumbed Chicken & Nuggets

I've been meaning to write this post for such a long time now! One question I get asked a lot is what to do with bread off-cuts & scraps. One of my favourite uses is to make breadcrumbs and then crumb chicken. I don't tend to do it too often as it can get messy (especially with little helpers 'helping') and can be time consuming.
You will need:
* a bowl of plain flour (which can be flavoured with herbs & spices if you wish. Salt pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika and mixed herbs all work well)
* a bowl of egg wash (egg with a little milk, beaten well)
* breadcrumbs (see this previous post)

[EDIT: I have started using a ziplock bag for the flour & shaking the chicken in it. Works wonders!]
You can use breast or thigh fillet for this, we tend to go for thigh. Cut into whatever size suits your final dish. I've done whole fillet, half fillet. strips and bites. All work equally well. Keep in mind the larger the piece of chicken, the less crumbs you will need.

Flour your chicken, dip in the egg wash, and coat with breadcrumbs.

Place onto a lightly greased baking tray. Bake in a 180 degree oven for around 40 minutes, turning half way. Your cooking time may vary depending on the size of your chicken pieces.
We usually have the cooked pieces that night for dinner along with mash and seasonal coloured veg. It makes a great leftovers lunch. This one Miss M took to daycare with her ever so long ago. .
This was my work lunch one day.

So I added some 7s Sauce - super yummy & perfect with crumbed chicken.
Another day care lunch.
and yet another daycare lunch

A simple chicken parma - using whole or half fillets bake as per usual. In the last 10 minutes of cook time, add some store bought pasta sauce and top with you favourite melty cheese. Bake until the cheese has melted and started to turn gold.
Another option for a plain schnitzel, served with a simple DIY salad.

Do you make your own chicken nuggets?

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.


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