Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oatmeal Chicken Nuggets

My husband and son love to eat chicken nuggets, but I find this grocery item a bit expensive,  Php80.00 for a pack of 10 small pieces only. To save money, I thought of making a homemade version of the chicken nuggets. With the help of different cooking shows and Yummy Recipe Book, I created my version of Oatmeal Chicken Nuggets. This is a healthier version than ones available in the market today. I'm able to make my son eat vegetable by adding grated carrots in this recipe. With this, you're sure of what kind of meat or what part of the chicken is used for the recipe. I've seen on the TV show "Food Revolution of Jamie Oliver", he presented that most of the ready-to-fry chicken nuggets in the USA use the backsides/bottom (fatty part) and bony parts of the chicken to constitute their "ground chicken."  So, it's really better to prepare your own food. You know what's exactly in it. 

This is a sure-fire hit with the kids and adults. It is best paired with ketchup or Barbeque sauce. It can be served as baon for the kids/adults. I usually prepare the nuggets a day before and keep in the freezer. 


500 grams ground chicken or skinless chicken breast fillet cut into 1 inch piece
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup Japanese breadcrumbs
4 eggs
1 teaspoon salt, divided into 2 portions
1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided into 2 portions
oil for frying


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, milk, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. In another bowl, combine the rolled oats and breadcrumbs. 
  3. Mix ground chicken, grated carrots, 1 egg, salt and pepper in another bowl. 
  4. Dredge chicken pieces in the flour mixture. (Use an ice cream scooper or round measuring spoon to scoop the chicken so that you will have a uniform size of the nuggets).
  5. Dip in 3 beaten eggs and coat with oatmeal mixture. Freeze the nuggets for at least 30 minutes before frying. 
  6. Heat oil then fry the nuggets until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. 

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