- Chicken - meat from 1 chicken breast and 2 chicken thighs (blitz in the food processor or mixie to make a rough mince)
- minced garlic or garlic powder- 1 tsp
- black pepper powder - 1 tsp
- soy sauce - 1 tbsp
- salt - to taste
- herbs of your choice , oregano or parsley -2 pinches
- chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
- vinegar - 1 tsp
- Bread - 2 slices
- milk - 1/4 cup
- egg - 3
- fresh bread crumbs - 2 cups
- all purpose flour - 1 cup
- Oil - 2 cups fry
soak the bread slices in milk and crush with your fingertips and set aside
into the minced chicken , add the garlic ,pepper,soy sauce,salt,herbs,chilly powder,vinegar , 1 egg and soaked bread and mix well with your hands .
to check for salt and spice I usually saute a small pea sized meat mixture on a pan (it will only take a minute to cook such a small portion).
Adjust seasonings and cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes .
After 30 minutes remove from fridge and shape the mixture into nuggets .
apply oil on your fingers and palm and shape it as the mince will stick to your hands if not oiled.
place the formed nuggets in a single layer on a plate and freeze for 15-30 minutes (you can skip this step - but it is easier to handle the nuggets when they are hardened in the freezer ,else it is very delicate and takes a lot of time and effort to coat the nuggets)
beat 2 eggs
place bread crumbs on a sheet of news paper
all purpose flour on a flat plate - season with 2 pinches of salt .
Remove the nuggets from freezer and roll in the all purpose flour
then dip in the beaten egg
then coat with bread crumbs and keep aside .
At this stage they can be frozen by placing flat in a single layer on a plate and once hard transfer to ziplock bags to fry whenever needed.
heat oil until medium hot and fry the nuggets on medium low flame until cooked (if frozen it will take about 7 minutes )
once the nuggets are cooked they float to the surface of the hot oil.
fry until golden brown. drain on paper towels and serve with ketchup
NOTE : you can make your own breadcrumb . Save the sides and ends of the loves of bread when you make sandwiches in a ziplock bag in the freezer . remove from freezer and allow to thaw for 15 minutes , break into small pieces and process in a food processor or mixie for 30 seconds to make fresh bread crumbs