Cereal chicken goujons sound less then appetising, I won’t lie, however they are pretty tasty actually! Plus using the cereal to coat the chicken and oven cooking they are a healthier take on chicken dippers/nuggets. These are a great, kid-friendly recipe and completely adaptable. What I also like about this recipe is it’s use of dairy free milk rather than egg to help the coating stick to the chicken strips. This method has worked well with other recipes I have posted before, in particular my Chicken Kiev recipe.
Cereal Chicken Goujons Variations
I chose to use bran flakes as they are little one’s favourite at the moment. Yes, I know it’s a little strange for a two-year old to like bran flakes, but I’m not complaining! You could easily swap them for a gluten free option or rice crispies, corn flakes, even Weetabix would work. The protein could also be swapped. Why not try turkey strips, fish (fingers) or perhaps pork? The protein could also be cut into chunks to make nuggets if you prefer. It really is a flexible recipe! I served them in a pitta pocket with wholewheat rice, salad and little one’s all time favourite- corn on the cob!
They are also perfect to pop into a picnic and eaten cold or served with homemade wedges with baked beans for a Friday treat! Yum! I prepared the goujons in the morning and popped them in the fridge to cook for dinner later on, which is a great time saver. You could also freeze the goujons before cooking for a midweek meal at a later date. Make sure you defrost them thoroughly in the fridge before cooking, following the cooking instructions below.
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