As a kid one of my favourite meals was a large serve of Ingham’s Chicken Chippies, tomato sauce and a very very optional salad :).
The advert was hilarious:
I am not sure if you can still buy them but I would rather make my kids the home made equivalent anyway as you can control the ingredients. They loved them and I even got my toddler in there helping me make them :).
You will be:
- Prepping the ingredients.
- Dusting and coating the chicken sticks.
- Cooking the chicken sticks.
You will need:
- 1 chicken breast (slightly frozen making it easier to cut and shape into sticks)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 Tbsp ground tumeric
- 1 to 2 eggs (if doubling the recipe you only need 3 eggs)
- ~1 cup Panko breadcrumbs to coat chicken strips
- 1/2 tsp beetroot powder (optional, just for looks)
- a sprinkle of ground paprika (optional, just for looks)
- ground black peppercorns to taste
- some spray olive oil
- a chopping board
- a long sharp knife
- a fork or whisk to beat the egg
- a mixing bowl
- several plates
- an oven tray lined with baking paper
Prepping the ingredients
- Take a still partially frozen chicken breast and flatten it out some what with your hands.
- Chop breast in to sticks (see how they look like chunky fries).
- In a large mixing bowl mix the 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 Tbsp ground tumeric and the 1/2 tsp beetroot powder (optional, just for looks).
- Whisk the 1 to 2 eggs in a bowl.
- Lay the panko crumbs out on a plate.
Dusting and coating the chicken stick
- Spray the baking paper lined oven tray with some spray oil.
- Roll each stick in the flour mix, dip in the egg and then coat with panko crumbs.
- Place them on the baking paper as you go.
- Sprinkle each stick with ground paprika (optional) and ground black peppercorns to taste.
- Give the top of the sticks a light spray with spray oil.
- Pop them into the fridge for 15 minutes or so to set.
Cooking the chicken sticks
Pop the tray into a fan-forced oven (preheated to 200C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
They really just need your favourite dipping sauce and those optional greens I mentioned :).