Cheesy turkey nuggets with smoking chips

Cheesy turkey nuggets with smoking chips

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
A healthy family meal that swaps chicken for leaner turkey meat, coated in a crispy Parmesan breaded crust, served with paprika fries

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal429
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein41g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 3 tbsp finely grated parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 3 garlic cloves, 1 crushed, 2 finely chopped
  • 500g pack turkey breast pieces, large chunks halved to make 16 pieces in all



    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • 750g large potato, cut into thick chips



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 65g fresh breadcrumb (all crusts if possible)
  • ½-1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salad, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Beat the egg in a bowl with the Parmesan, crushed garlic and some seasoning, then stir in the turkey pieces.

  2. Toss potatoes in the oil, then spread out on a baking tray and bake for 15 mins.

  3. Meanwhile, toss the turkey into the breadcrumbs and spread out on another baking tray. Take the chips from the oven and tip in a bowl with the chopped garlic, paprika and sea salt. Mix well, then spread back out on the tray and return to the oven with the turkey. Bake for 10-12 mins, then serve with a salad.

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12th May, 2014
Used chicken instead of turkey, absolutely gorgeous, yum yum
29th Apr, 2014
Delicious! Has anyone tried freezing the turkey nuggets? Do you think they will freeze well?
28th Jun, 2013
My husband and I enjoyed it although the turkey looked nothing like the picture! It was more like turkey with melting cheese tops, but I didn't have enough parmesan so I used 2 tbsp parmesan and 1 tbsp Romano chesse and I guess my parmesan grating wasn't exactly fine. I think the Romano cheese added much to the taste plus I had the turkey seasoned some days back. I loved the chips, so easy and tasty
28th May, 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed by my son & myself. I made my chips using sweet potato just for something a bit different & they tasted great too.
21st Apr, 2013
Love this dish! best thing about it is you're eating naughty food but done healthily and not in excess, so all the goodness without the guilt!
4th Mar, 2013
a great meal that the whole family enjoyed! I can't eat garlic so I swapped it for herbs de provence and the result was lovely and rustic, especially liked the chips!
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