About this recipe:This is a tasty recipe for chicken goujons - crispy and delicious, though they're baked and not fried! Great on their own as part of an easy supper, or use to top a green salad for a light main. You can also serve these as nibbles - just concoct a delicious dipping sauce, or drizzle with BBQ sauce.
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, preferably frozen
225g breadcrumbs, made from stale bread
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
zest of 1 lemon
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
ranch dressing, to serve (optional)
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:40min › Ready in:1hr
Slice chicken breasts lengthways into long strips. This is easier if you cut your chicken when it's still partly frozen. Don't worry if you end up with some smaller bits of chicken, these will work just as well.
Place breadcrumbs into a food processor together with the garlic granules, celery seeds, paprika, fennel, salt, pepper and lemon zest and process until the breadcrumbs are nice and fine.
Place the breadcrumbs into a large sealable plastic bag together with the fully defrosted chicken strips. Shake until the strips are well coated with the breadcrumbs.
Arrange breaded strips in a single layer on a large plate and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 190 C / Gas 6.
Lightly oil a baking tray with the olive oil (I line mine with baking parchment first to make cleaning up easier).
Place chicken in a single layer on the baking tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Serve warm or cold, drizzled generously with the dressing of your choice.