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Recipe: Chicken Popsicles

Care for some high-class McDonald's chicken nuggets? Try this simple recipe. For a refreshing touch, I’ve added pineapple cocktail to the skewers & used Japanese mayo as dippers. The lovely mug was a gift from Celebrity Chef Bob Blumer’s Workshop. The red flower petal can be used as a coaster, lid or in this case, a saucer for my mayo. Have fun & enjoy the smell of cheese + herbs while you’re frying the tenders.

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6 chicken breast/tenders
½ can of pineapple cocktail (optional)
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs (beaten)
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp butter
½ lemon
Olive oil for frying
Pinch of salt & black pepper
Skewers/Satay Sticks

  1. You can choose to use either breast meat or tenders. But if you’re using tenders, you may wanna remove the white tendon that runs along it. If you've difficulty handling a paring knife, try cutting it off with a pair of scissors.
  2. Use a meat 'hammer' to tenderize (pound) the meat.
  3. Cut meat into “nugget” size & add pinch of salt & pepper for taste.
  4. Set out 3 bowls. Place flour in one & beaten eggs in another. Mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan & herbs in 3rd bowl.
  5. Cover meat with flour, then dip in eggs & finally, roll in crumbs mixture.
  6. Heat oil & melt butter. Add meat when butter begins to sizzle. Cook approx for 3 mins on one side or till golden brown & do the same for the other side.
  7. Transfer nuggets onto plate. Remove pan from heat & add lemon juice. Stir to loosen brown bits on pan & let juice reduce. Drizzle over nuggets but take care not to overdo it or nuggets will not be crispy. Skewer the nuggets together with pineapple cubes & you’ve got your high-class nuggets as appetizers or snacks!


  1. Looks delicious and yummy... do you need to use a lot of oil? like got to cover the nuggets or just stir fried?

  2. U don't need a lot of oil as it's not deep-fried. Just using a mix of butter/margarine & olive oil to pan-fry the nuggets gently till crispy. Taste better than the ones @ Mac :)

  3. This is a cute idea for kids...or kids at heart like us.

  4. That looks wonderful!Im making this soon, thanks for sharing!

  5. Is is possible to cut the meat into animals shape after frying still retain the shape ?? Hmm it would be so cute :D

  6. Maikyo, of course & I think that's a great idea! For best effect, use an animal cookie cutter to shape the pattie. Have fun!

  7. It looks great! I wish to try but i don't really understand the last part on the lemon juice. So i should remove the pan from heat, with the oil inside & pour in the juice, then drizzle the juice with oil over the nuggets?

  8. Yes, you're quite right. You remove it from heat & add the juice. The fragrant olive oil left in the pan plus the "residue" from the chix will enhance the lemon juice. Just drizzle over nuggets after this. Have fun!

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    1. Eunice, Bob has a lot of fun recipes & it was such a fantastic event!

  10. Your chicken recipes looks delicious I can't wait to make it for the kids. I'm sure they will love it.

    1. Violette, thks for your lovely note! Have a good week & happy cooking!

  11. What a lovely idea! I am so going to try this out!

    1. Steph, thanks so much for coming by! Popping over to your blog now........


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