Wednesday, 23 February 2011

...wheat free, egg free, Crunchy Garlic Chicken Fingers/ Goujons

I think one of the reasons the Wee Man accepts his allergies so well is because I try to make him food that is the same as what everyone else is eating.  More so now that he is at school.  Pretty soon peer pressure will rear it's ugly head and I for one will be ready for it.  (GULP!)

One of the Wee Man's favourites is Crunchy Chicken, which is an allergy free alternative to chicken nuggets.  A lot healthier than the shop bought ones and a lot tastier.  Jamie Oliver taught me that.  There's a lot of yucky things in shop bought chicken nuggets.  

One Chicken thigh deboned
Doves Farm Plain White Flour
Corn Flakes
Orgran ' No Egg'
Dried Garlic Flakes (I bought this from Lidl.  But if you can't find it a garlic clove finely chopped will do)

First put a couple of cups of cornflakes into a bag and using a rolling pin, crush the cornflakes until you get a fine crumb.  That's the Wee Man's job.

I like to keep some crushed cornflakes in the fridge for use with other recipes.  Keep in an air tight container.

Sprinkle some crushed cornflakes onto a plate and mix in some dried garlic powder to taste.  The Wee Man loves garlic so I let him put as much as he like on (within reason).

Add 1tsp of No Egg to 2tbsp of water and whisk until the mixture is frothy.

Dust the chicken pieces in the flour, dip it in the no egg and then the cornflakes.  Make sure the chicken is well covered with the crumbs to ensure a good crunch.  This is the messy bit.  Expect lots of sticky fingers and uncontrollable giggles if you have a 4yr old helping!

Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 15 to 20 mins.  Time depends on the size of the chicken pieces.  Check to see if the chicken is cooked after 15 mins.  Alternatively you can fry them on a med-high heat until the chicken is cooked.

A very quick recipe and one that the Wee Man loves making and eating.

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