Baked Cheesy Chicken Dippers

Prep Time:10 mins, Cook Time: 20 mins, Total Time: 30 mins

February 5, 2018

Bit of a fave here at Eat Your Veg HQ. And genuinely a cinch to make, and a quick mid-week made-in-mins cinch at that. If your children are partial to chicken nuggets then this IS the recipe for you. So soooo much healthier than anything nuggety and you can use real chicken breast, and preferably real free range chicken breast. Being baked and not fried they’re a good deal less fatty too.

Do get the kids making these themselves, about ten minutes from weighing out to oven ready. Admittedly it’ll be ten messy minutes and you’ll have a clogged up sink afterwards. And an eggy flour splattered floor. But it will be worth it. A dinner kids can easily make entirely themselves is highly satisfying for them and for you, and gives bags of confidence in the cooking department.

The Good Stuff:

Chicken Breast, Cheese

Great For:

Little Kids, Big Kids, Grown Ups, Family Dinners, Mid-Week Dinners, Chicken Nugget Fanatics, Making with Kids, Learning to Cook


Delicious eaten with homemade potato wedges or chips (ordinary or sweet potato) and salad or veggies.

Special Equipment:


Baked Cheesy Chicken Dippers

Ingredients Prep Time:10 mins, Cook Time: 20 mins, Total Time: 30 mins

To make plenty for a family of 4:
3 chicken breasts, preferably free range
2 heaped tablespoons flour
2 eggs, preferably free range
1 heaped teaspoon Dijon mustard
60g dried breadcrumbs (bought or homemade)
30g Parmesan or Grana Padano Cheese, finely grated
1 dessertspoon olive oil for greasing

1. Preheat your oven to 200ºc / 180ºc for a fan oven / Gas Mark 6.
2. Slice each of the chicken breasts into 6 long strips. Set aside. Wash your hands thoroughly.
3. Place the flour in a flat bottomed bowl. Crack the eggs into another bowl and lightly whisk with a fork, whisk through the mustard.
4. Weigh out the breadcrumbs and place in a third bowl. Weigh out the cheese and finely grate. Add to the breadcrumbs and mix together.
5. Grease a small baking tray with the oil.
6. Now to make the Dippers. Dip each chicken strip in the flour and move around until evenly coated. Then dip in the beaten egg, then the breadcrumb mix, ensuring an even coating of each.
7. Repeat with all the strips and place on the baking tray.
8. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy, turning the dippers over half way through the cooking time.

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