Crisp chicken bites

Crisp chicken bites

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(68 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serve 12 for lunch
Summer holidays often mean kids friends are round for dinner, make sure there's something in the freezer with these yummy bites

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal195
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.65g
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breast fillet
  • 6 tbsp red pesto
  • 3 large handfuls breadcrumb, frsh or dried (about 300g/10oz)
  • olive oil
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Method

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into small chunks, each about the size of a marble (you should get roughly 15 pieces per breast). Put the pesto in a bowl and mix together with the chicken until coated all over. Tip the breadcrumbs into a large freezer bag.

  2. Add the chicken pieces in batches to the bag and give it a good shake to coat. Place a piece of greaseproof paper on a baking sheet, then lay the chicken pieces on the sheet, making sure none of them are touching. Put in the freezer and, when frozen solid, take off the baking sheet and store in a container or freezer bag.

  3. To cook, heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/ gas 7. Pour a little oil onto a shallow baking tray, just enough to cover it. Put the tray in the oven and let it heat up for 5 mins. Tip the chicken onto the sheet and return to the oven for 10-15 mins until crisp and cooked through.

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Comments (86)

charlottemanduca's picture
5

These were delicious - much nicer than ordinary chicken nuggets and even my fussy 4 year old liked them!

alearmonth's picture
5

My 4yr old and 2.5yr old love these. So easy to make and good and healthy.

tanyah's picture
5

My young kids both love this and so easy to make and store

rebecca1july's picture
5

a must for children.
very quick,easy and tasty.
I used wholemeal bread and came out great.

eltsacwen's picture

my son loved this chicken, and would like it every meal. thank you for the recipe.

donmar's picture
5

Absolutely gorgeous and such a fantastic quick way to make chicken bites, no mess at all. Plus the fact that you can freeze them makes them even better. Thanks.

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