Homemade Chicken Nuggets in a Crunchy Flax and Corn Coating

Children will love helping to make these easy chicken nuggets, which are delicious dunked in a sour cream and chive dip.


  • 125g Nature's Path Organic Mesa Sunrise multigrain flakes
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 400g pack Waitrose Chicken Breast Chunks
  • 500g Jersey Royal new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 350g frozen peas and runner beans
  • ½ x 200g tub Waitrose Fresh Dip Sour Cream & Chives


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6. Put the multigrain flakes in a plastic bag and tie the top. Use a rolling pin to crush the flakes into small crumbs.
  2. Tip the flour, beaten egg and crushed flakes into three separate shallow bowls. Dip each chicken chunk in the flour to coat lightly, then dip in the egg and finally the crushed flakes.
  3. Place the coated chicken on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and cook for 20-25 minutes, turning once, until the coating is lightly golden all over and the chicken thoroughly cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender, adding the peas and beans for the last 2-3 minutes. Serve the chicken nuggets with the dip, the peas and beans, and the Jersey Royals, topped with a knob of butter.

Cook's tips

Use standard cornflakes to coat the chicken, if you prefer. For a different flavour and texture, try adding a handful of sesame seeds or a little grated cheese, such as Cheddar or Parmigiano Reggiano, to the crumb mix.

Drinks recommendation

Serve with a pomegranate juice drink.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes to 25 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes to 40 minutes 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2384.88kJ
Fat 15.3g
Saturated Fat 4.4g
Sugars 9.9g
Salt 0.8g

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This recipe was first published in Tue May 01 01:00:00 BST 2007.