Saturday, May 25, 2013

Easy Chicken Nuggets for All Ages 简易香煎鸡肉块

Like most kids, my little boy enjoys eating chicken nuggets but I am reluctant of bringing him to fast food restaurant, so once in a while I'll make him some homemade chicken nuggets. He never failed to finish them. :)

Since I'm preparing some for my little girl too, I used minced meat instead of whole meat. Still taste good. Being a lazy mom, I prepared the nuggets for everyone in the family with a little twist in the ingredients. So this is indeed quite a time-saver.

The tiny chicken nuggets for my 18 months old. I made some pumpkin purée as dipping Sauxe.

With a little "dress up" :)

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Serving for: 4-6 nuggets 
For under 2 years old:
1 palmful of minced chicken meat (I used 1 whole antibiotic free chicken fillet)
2 gloves chopped garlic 
1/4 onion, finely chopped 
very little salt 
1/2 egg 

Additional if serving for toddler above 2 years:
Few leaves of oregano, finely chopped (or used dried oregano)
A dash of pepper
1 table spoon (or more) bread crumb for coating

Additional if serving for Daddy & Mommy (to add n to the minced meat):
1 table spoon soy sauce
A dash of Shao Xing wine

Love Cheese? Try this!
Add 1/2 slice of cheddar cheese, cut to small squares and mix into the minced meat.


1. Mix all marinate ingredient together and marinate the minced chicken meat for about 10 minutes (optional if serving for toddlers). Coat with a layer of bread crumb (not recommended for under 2 year old), the crumbs give the nugget a crunchy layer.

2. Heat up 2 table spoons of olive oil, drop a spoonful of minced meat into the pan. Fry both sides of the nugget for about 2 minutes each or until golden brown. You may cook a few nuggets at one go just keep a close eyes so they do not get burnt.

3. Rest the nuggets on a plate to let the excess oil drip away. Serve once its cold.

For my little boy, I made the nuggets into bigger rectangular shape and let him have the nuggets with a little bit of ketchup, he was so excited and kept asking for more.

As for my little girl, I let her had the nuggets as finger food, she really enjoyed them. At 18 months old, she has about 10+2 more teeth popping out, she really appreciates semi-chewy food such as this.

Ready for take away

Easy peasy snack in under 30 minutes ;)

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