Oven Baked Crispy Cajun Chicken Nuggets

June 29, 2021

Oven Baked Crispy Cajun Chicken Nuggets

Keep the big kids and little kids happy with these superbly tasty, relatively healthy, oven baked nuggets. The trick to the crunch is all about pre-toasting the bread crumbs and the superb batter to stick the crumbs to. 

Ingredients - serves 4 
300g Panko breadcrumbs 
3x chicken breasts - cut into nugget shapes & sizes 
2x eggs lightly beaten
2x tablespoons Cajun seasoning 
3x tablespoons half fat mayo

Heat the oven to 200c. Spread the breadcrumbs out evenly on a baking sheet and pop in the oven for 3 minutes (until they are golden). Tip into a bowl and set aside. 

Mix together the ingredients for the batter - lightly beaten eggs, mayo and Cajun seasoning. This should be nice and gloopy, and very sticky! Using a pair of kitchen tongues dip the nuggets one by one into the batter coating them well, then dip into the toasted breadcrumbs and place on a baking tray. 

Once you have coated all of the nuggets in the batter and breadcrumbs pop them in the oven and bake until their core temperature reaches 67c - about 18-20 minutes. 

These can be served with a healthy salad or indulgent triple cooked chips - entirely up to you! Additionally, they really benefit from a dip on the side - I use hot sauce but you can use mayo or ketchup as desired. 

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