Chicken Goujons
Chicken Goujons
5 from 1 vote
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this dish offers a flavorful twist on traditional fried chicken. Perfectly seasoned and easy to make, these golden-brown bites are a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
Chicken Goujons

Crispy, golden-brown strips of succulent chicken that practically melt in your mouth. That’s the magic of Chicken Goujons! This beloved dish has a rich history that traces back to France, where it was originally known as ‘goujonnettes de poulet’.

The recipe for Chicken Goujons is relatively easy to master, making it a favorite among home cooks looking to whip up a delicious meal in no time. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking techniques, you can create a dish that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

So, whether you’re hosting a casual get-together with friends or simply craving a comforting meal on a cozy night in, Chicken Goujons are the perfect choice. Just be prepared to be met with smiles and empty plates – this dish is truly a crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients

Chicken Breast: Chicken breast is the main ingredient in this recipe. It is a lean cut of meat that is low in fat and high in protein, making it a healthy choice for a meal. It is commonly used in a variety of recipes, including chicken goujons.

Plain Flour: Plain flour is used as a coating for the chicken goujons. It helps to create a crispy exterior when the chicken is fried. It also helps to bind the other seasonings to the chicken.

Paprika: Paprika is a spice that adds a mild heat and a burst of color to the chicken goujons. It is made by grinding sweet red peppers and is commonly used in a variety of dishes for flavor and color.

Garlic Powder: Garlic powder is a convenient way to add the flavor of garlic to dishes without having to mince fresh garlic. It provides a subtle garlic flavor to the chicken goujons.

Onion Powder: Onion powder is made from dehydrated onions that are finely ground into a powder. It adds a savory, slightly sweet flavor to the chicken goujons.

Eggs: Eggs are used to coat the chicken before dipping it into the breadcrumb mixture. The eggs help the breadcrumbs stick to the chicken and create a crispy coating when fried.

Breadcrumbs: Breadcrumbs are used to coat the chicken goujons and create a crispy exterior when fried. They can be plain or seasoned with additional herbs and spices for extra flavor.

Salt: Salt is a crucial ingredient in cooking as it enhances the flavor of the other ingredients. It is used to season the chicken goujons before frying.

Pepper: Pepper is used to add a bit of heat and flavor to the chicken goujons. It can be black pepper or white pepper, depending on personal preference.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

For serving suggestions and variations for your Chicken Goujons recipe, consider the following options:

  • Pair the Chicken Goujons with a side of sweet potato fries for a delicious and satisfying meal.
  • Try serving the Chicken Goujons on a bed of mixed greens with a drizzle of honey mustard dressing for a light and refreshing meal.
  • Create a chicken wrap by stuffing the Chicken Goujons into a tortilla with lettuce, tomatoes, and your favorite sauce.
  • For a spicy twist, add a dash of cayenne pepper or chili powder to the breadcrumb coating before frying the Chicken Goujons.
  • Make a dipping sauce by combining mayonnaise, mustard, and a pinch of paprika for a tangy and flavorful accompaniment to the Chicken Goujons.
  • For a crunchy coating, mix in some finely chopped nuts or seeds with the breadcrumbs before coating the chicken. This will add an extra layer of texture and flavor to the dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are chicken goujons?

Chicken goujons are strips of chicken breast that are coated in breadcrumbs and typically deep fried until they are golden brown and crispy.

How should I serve chicken goujons?

Chicken goujons can be served as a main dish with a side of fries and a dipping sauce, or they can be served as an appetizer with a variety of sauces for dipping.

Are chicken goujons healthy?

While chicken goujons are a delicious treat, they are typically a bit higher in calories and fat due to the deep frying process. However, you can make a healthier version by baking the chicken goujons instead of frying them.

Can I freeze chicken goujons?

Yes, you can freeze chicken goujons either before or after cooking them. Simply place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Can I reheat chicken goujons?

Yes, you can reheat chicken goujons in the oven or microwave. To keep them crispy, it’s best to reheat them in the oven at a low temperature until warmed through.

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Chicken Goujons

Chicken Goujons

by Nabeela Kauser
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this dish offers a flavorful twist on traditional fried chicken. Perfectly seasoned and easy to make, these golden-brown bites are a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 418 kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g Chicken Breast fillets, skinless and boneless, cut into strips
  • 100 g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 150 g Breadcrumbs
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a shallow dish, mix together the plain flour, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • In another dish, beat the eggs.
  • Place the breadcrumbs in a third dish.
  • Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge each chicken strip in the seasoned flour mixture, then dip into the beaten eggs, and finally coat with breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  • Place the coated chicken strips on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and let them rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the coating to set.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Fry the chicken goujons in batches for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Once cooked, transfer the goujons to a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve hot with your favourite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Notes

Ensure the oil is hot but not smoking before frying the chicken goujons to achieve a crispy exterior.
You can customize the seasoning according to your preference by adding herbs or spices to the breadcrumb mixture.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 37gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 452mgPotassium: 612mgFibre: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 233IUVitamin C: 5mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 94mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Goujons, Cooking, Food, Fried, Fried Chicken, Ramadan, Recipe
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