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Finger-Lickin' Chicken with Cheesy Dip

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 450 g Boneless chicken breasts,
  • -skinned
  • 1 ts Dried thyme
  • 100 g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 175 g Fresh white breadcrumbs
  • Flour, for shaping
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • Oil, for deep-frying


100 g Cream cheese
8 tb Salad cream or mayonnaise
1 tb Freshly chopped chives
Mustard and cress and
-chives, to garnish

1. Cut up the chicken breasts, place in a food processor or mincer and
process until finely minced. Transfer to a large bowl.

2. Add the thyme, cheese and 50g of the breadcrumbs. Mix well, seasoning
lightly with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

3. Using floured hands, shape the mixture into about 20 walnut-sized

4. Pour the beaten egg on to a plate and sprinkle the remaining breadcrumbs
on to a second plate. Dip the chicken nuggets in the egg, then coat with

5. Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer or deep pan until the temperature
reaches 170C/325F or until a cube of bread dropped in the hot oil browns in
30-40 secs. Fry the nuggets in 3 batches, for 5 minutes each. Drain on
kitchen paper. To make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked, cut a nugget
in half after frying, and check that the meat is no longer pink in the

6. To make the cheesy dip, mix all the ingredients together until smooth.
Garnish the nuggets with mustard and cress, and serve with the cheesy dip
in a separate bowl garnished with chives.

Cals per serving: 647

Budget Tip: for a cheaper alternative to chicken breasts, try turkey mince.

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