Monday, July 11

Chicken Nuggets

Today was the last day of school holidays for my little girl but for the big girl it was the first day back.  It's nice having some time with just one of my daughters, no disagreements and the contentment of having attention whenever one wants makes for a happy day.  We were supposed to bake some honey jumbles but when you forget some of the key ingredients it means a change of plans, instead I made some more muesli and some iron booster balls.  
After being on school holidays for the past few weeks I'm really out of routine but I want to hop back into things and keep motivated so last night I sat down and wrote a menu plan for the week.  This is our menu for the week:

●Pasta with double tomato sauce
●Minestrone soup with parsley pistou
●Lamb Shepherds Pie
●Chicken Nuggets and fried rice
●Vegetable curry and rice

●Coconut cake
●Honey jumbles

When I write my plan I don't specify a day because  the night before I choose what we'll have for dinner the following night, it gives me a bit of flexibility.  On tonight's menu, Chicken Nuggets and fried rice.  The chicken nuggets were a bit hit especially with my older daughter so I thought you might like the recipe to give them a try too.
500g chicken breast or thigh fillets, cut into chunks
1 cup mayonnaise
4 cups crushed cornflakes
2 teaspoons mild paprika
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
sweet and sour sauce to serve or sauce of your choice

1. Preheat oven to hot, 200℃.  Line an oven tray with baking paper.
2. Place chicken in a bowl with mayonnaise.  Toss to coat.
3. Combine cornflake crumbs, paprika, garlic salt, herbs and pepper in a bowl.  Remove 1 piece of chicken from the mayonnaise, and wipe off excess.  Coat chicken in crumb mixture.  Place on tray.  Repeat with remaining chicken and crumb mixture.  Spray chicken with oil.
4. Bake 15-20 minutes, turning halfway, until golden and cooked through.
Recipe found in Woman's Day

I hope you enjoy them too


  1. I love seeing other peoples menu plan. I like the idea that it is fluid and there to provide some guidance.

    thanks for nugget recipe it looks like a winner.

  2. I'm a big fan of menu planning too - I like your flexibility between days - I'll often swap days over too. Shepherd's pie sounds like a nice wintery meal and your curry would be my favourite night. Looks like a great balanced week of meals ahead for you. I'll have to give those chicken nuggets a go with Grace who's been fussy with meat lately :)

  3. Lovely recipe :) I love menu planning too! Have a great week ahead dear!

  4. sounds good- I'm curious about the coconut cakes.

  5. A recipe that sounds easy and yummy. I will definitely try one of these days, thank you!

  6. Those chicken nuggets sound delicious! I would never have thought to use mayonnaise to make the crumb stuff stick! I definitely need to try those!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. That chicken nugget recipe is inspired and I am excited to try as it is dairy free and similar recipes I have come across all use yoghurt. Thanks for sharing, melx

  8. AnonymousJuly 12, 2011

    I have only recently started menu planning and find I too like the flexibility of not setting meals on specific nights.

    I think my children would love this recipe...thanks for sharing.


  9. Oh yum! I must try these, my children would love them xo


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