Hello All The Gorgeous People!!
Summer season means beaches, garden picnics, vacationing in the Caribbean, showing off tanned skin and what not. For those who are also involved with cooking know that summers means barbeques, brunches, terrace parties for sure. I am the kind of person who loves to be the host and feel excited about cooking and feeding loads of people, kinda like Monica from FRIENDS(FYI I can only relate to her on certain things..lol).
Hence, today’s post will based on food as the topic suggests and it is easy, quick, healthy and perfect for parties. Finger food is one of my favourite things to eat whether I am attending a party, going out for dinner or hosting one. These bite sized scrumptious dishes allow us to explore different varities without the fear of being full and having no space for desserts. I always go for second helpings when it comes to appetisers and directly jump on to desserts. When I am hosting a dinner for family or party with friends, the most important thing is having both vegetarian and non vegetarian options. I prepare about four to five types of finger food but that can be very tiresome when there is no help. So, I narrow down to quick and less strenous ones and always circulate or add new recipes.
“We all know eating deep fried food on a regular basis can have many adverse effects in the long run, but we can not even serve party food that is not welcoming…”
While we are talking about finger food, it has to be fried right? Well, there is something very gratifying about fried and cheese loaded dishes(I personally do not love a lot of cheese) that everyone seems to enjoy. We all know eating deep fried food on a regular basis can have many adverse effects in the long run, but we can not even serve party food that is not welcoming. One of my favourite ones to offer my guests is baked chicken nuggets. They can be messy but there is hardly anything that can go wrong while making them. My baked chicken nuggets recipe is full proof and sure to satisfy everyone from kids to adults.
Without further rambling, let’s get started.
Read till the end of the post for the easiest dip recipe.
BAKED CRISPY CHICKEN NUGGETS
“A healthy version of infamous chicken nuggets that is gluten free as well. With the summer party season right upon us and valuing the healthy eating and living, I can not adjust with flavourless food no matter what. This is spiced laden, light, melting in the mouth recipe. ENJOY!!”
250 Grams of Boneless Chicken Cubes marinated in 1/2 of a freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 Slices of Bread (I used gluten free bread-OPTIONAL)
1 Cold Egg
1/4 Cup of Corn Flour
1/4 Cup of Chickpea Flour
1/2 TSP of Oregano
1/2 TSP of Thyme
1 TSP of Paprika
1/4 TSP of Chilli Flakes
1/2 TSP of Cumin Powder
1/4 TSP of Garlic Powder
2 Bay Leaves
1 TSP of Ginger Paste
1 TSP of Sugar
1 TSP of Salt (as per taste.)
1/4 TSP of Black Pepper Powder
Preheat the oven to 190-200 degree celcius/395 fahrenheit.
Flatten chicken breasts with a rolling pin or minced meat hammer. Cut the chicken into similar size for same cooking time. Marinate with ginger garlic paste and lemon juice.
Blend bread slices with spices to achieve grainy crumbs consistency. Toast the crumbs on low as this helps to evaporate the moisture and the final result turns out crisper. Make sure not to burn the breadcrumbs.
Take three large bowls Add chickpea and corn flour to one, egg to the second and spiced breadcrumbs to the third bowl.
Dip chicken in the flour mixture then egg and finally roll in spicy bread crumbs. Make sure to shake off the excess flour and egg coating.
Place the chicken nuggets evenly on the baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes depending on the oven and heat. Rotate in between to let both the sides crisp up. Make sure the centre of the chicken is cooked through because nothing tastes worse than raw chicken.
Serve with sprinkling of smoked paprika and coriander leaves with the dip of your choice.
Here is a dip that will go with most dishes. All the ingredients are extremely versatile and can be used in many other dips or salad recipes.
2 tbsp Low Fat Mayonnaise
1 Grated Garlic
1/2 tbsp Hot Sriracha Sauce
1/4 tbsp Mustard Sauce (I do not prefer Grainy Mustard here.)
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil
I hope you will enjoy cooking this recipe and sharing with loved ones. Do you have special recipe that is easy, quick, healthy and very palatable? Do share in the comments.