Chicken Goujons Recipe

Crispy Chicken Goujons: A Family Favourite
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There’s something incredibly comforting about a plate of Chicken Goujons. These golden, crispy strips of tender chicken are perfect for a family meal or a casual gathering with friends. With their satisfying crunch and juicy interior, they’re sure to become a favourite at your dinner table.

History

The term “goujon” is derived from the French word “gudgeon,” which originally referred to a small freshwater fish. Over time, this culinary term has evolved to describe small strips of meat or fish that are breaded and either fried or baked. Chicken goujons, with their crispy coating and succulent meat, have become a beloved dish in many parts of the world, celebrated for their delightful texture and flavour.

Serving Suggestions

Chicken goujons are wonderfully versatile and can be served in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas to enhance your meal:

  • Dipping Sauces: Serve with a selection of dips such as honey mustard, barbecue sauce, garlic aioli, or a tangy sweet chili sauce.
  • Side Dishes: Pair with crispy fries, a fresh green salad, or coleslaw for a well-rounded meal.
  • Wraps and Sandwiches: Use the goujons in wraps or sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes, and a spread of mayonnaise or ranch dressing.
  • Garnishes: Add a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley or a squeeze of lemon juice just before serving to brighten the flavours.

Storing Instructions

To keep your chicken goujons fresh, follow these storage tips:

  • Refrigeration: Place any leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • Freezing: For longer storage, freeze the goujons in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be kept in the freezer for up to three months.

Reheating Instructions

Reheat your chicken goujons to retain their crispiness and flavour:

  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the goujons on a baking sheet and heat for 10-15 minutes until warmed through.
  • Air Fryer: Reheat at 180°C (350°F) for 5-7 minutes for a quick and crispy result.
  • Microwave: While not ideal for maintaining crispiness, you can microwave the goujons on high for 1-2 minutes, but the texture may be softer.

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How to Make Chicken Goujons Recipe

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Chicken Goujons Recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 40 mins
Cooking Temp: 200  °C Servings: 4 Calories: 350 kcal per serving
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Crispy Chicken Goujons are the perfect blend of crunch and tenderness, making them a hit with both kids and adults alike. These delectable chicken strips are coated in a flavourful mixture of panko breadcrumbs and crushed cornflakes, seasoned with paprika and garlic salt. Baked to golden perfection, they offer a healthier alternative to frying while maintaining that irresistible crunch. Serve them with your favourite dipping sauces for a delightful meal that everyone will love. Whether for a casual family dinner or a party appetizer, these Chicken Goujons are sure to impress.

Instructions

Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F). Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat and mist with cooking spray.

Prepare the Coatings:

  1. Flour Mixture: In a shallow bowl, mix the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. Egg Mixture: In another shallow bowl, beat the eggs.
  3. Breadcrumb Mixture: In a third shallow bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, crushed cornflakes, paprika, garlic salt, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the olive oil and mix well until the breadcrumbs are evenly coated but not clumping together.

Coat the Chicken:

  1. Dredge each chicken strip in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. Dip the floured chicken strips into the beaten egg.
  3. Finally, coat the chicken strips in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to ensure an even coating.

Bake the Chicken:

  1. Place the coated chicken strips on the prepared baking tray, ensuring they are not touching. Mist the tops with cooking spray. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through, until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.

Serve:

  1. Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 350kcal
Calories from Fat 90kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 600mg25%
Potassium 500mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 35g70%

Vitamin A 500 IU
Vitamin C 2 mg
Calcium 50 mg
Iron 3 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Note

  • Adjust Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the seasonings in the breadcrumb mixture to suit your taste. Adding herbs like oregano or thyme can add extra flavour.
  • Alternative Coating: For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs.
  • Air Fryer Option: You can also cook the chicken goujons in an air fryer at 180°C (350°F) for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through.
  • Uniform Strips: Try to cut the chicken into uniform strips to ensure even cooking.
  • Extra Crunch: For an extra crunchy coating, double dip the chicken strips—after the first breadcrumb coating, dip them in the egg mixture again and coat with breadcrumbs once more.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I make Chicken Goujons ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the chicken strips and coat them with the breadcrumb mixture a few hours in advance. Store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to bake.

Can I fry the chicken goujons instead of baking them?

Absolutely! You can fry the goujons in a shallow pan with oil heated to 175°C (350°F). Cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.

What can I use as a substitute for cornflakes in the breadcrumb mixture?

You can use additional panko breadcrumbs, crushed rice cereal, or even finely crushed crackers.

How can I make these chicken goujons spicier?

Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder to the breadcrumb mixture for a bit of heat.

Are there any dips that pair well with chicken goujons?

Yes, they go well with honey mustard, barbecue sauce, garlic aioli, sweet chili sauce, or ranch dressing.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes, chicken thighs can be used. They might require a slightly longer cooking time due to their higher fat content and thickness.

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Fiona O'Sullivan

Fiona O'Sullivan is the passionate editor of Great Food Ireland, a popular blog dedicated to celebrating traditional Irish cuisine and culinary heritage. With a rich background in food writing and a deep love for Ireland's gastronomic culture, Fiona brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her role. She curates authentic recipes, shares culinary stories, and explores the vibrant food scene across Ireland. Fiona's dedication to promoting Irish food traditions has made Great Food Ireland a beloved resource for food enthusiasts around the world.

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