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Recipe: Chicken Fillet and Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Sauce

Since my family have been trying (take note of my choice of words :D) to eat healthier, two of the proteins you’d usually see in our refrigerator are chicken meat and eggs. And I love making all kinds of dishes with them. So, when I was craving for McDonald’s McChicken sandwich, instead of spending almost Php 200 to have one delivered, I decided to make my own Chicken Fillet sandwich.

I’m on a low-carb diet, so I usually just enjoy a sandwich for lunch or dinner. My mother also loves sandwiches so we always come up with our own different sandwich spreads. And this one, I’ll keep on making. I know, there’s flour and all. But, c’mon. I’m on a LOW carb diet, not giving it up completely. Give me a break! Hahaha 😀

Though this recipe is so easy, I still want to share it here for those who haven’t tried making chicken fillet or nuggets yet.

Golden brown Chicken Fillet and Nuggets - CertifiedFoodies.com

Chicken Fillet Sandwich and Chicken Nuggets
with Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3-4 chicken breasts, deboned and cut into cubes
    You will need a food processor or blender for this recipe. If you don’t have it, then, just skip the blending/grinding part of the procedure and just cut the chicken breasts into nugget-sized or sandwich fillet-sized pieces. But, you can also opt to chop them into really tiny pieces, if you’ve got the strength and time to do so. 🙂
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs (click here to find out how to make your own bread crumbs, see step #1)
  • 1 cup flour
  • salt and pepper
  • Optional: You can add your own spices or herbs for your chicken breasts. For mine, I added rosemary. But, you can add parsley and/or basil.
  • Optional: 1-2 medium-sized eggs
    Half of the batch I made, I didn’t dip in the beaten eggs. But, if you prefer to include eggs, you can go ahead with this.
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for semi-deep frying
  • Lettuce for the sandwiches

 

Sandwich dressing: This is the mix that I used for our chicken sandwich.

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tbsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

 

Honey Mustard sauce: I don’t have any ingredients available to make barbecue sauce so I decided to make honey mustard instead. But, you can find ready-to-use barbecue sauce at the grocery.

  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp. honey


PROCEDURE:

  1. Place all the chicken cubes inside a food processor. Pulse until the chicken are roughly chopped.
  2. Add the garlic powder, salt, pepper and your choice of herbs/spices. Pulse until they’re completely mixed with the chicken. Once that’s done, transfer all this chicken mixture to a bowl.
  3. Prepare the coating/breading for the chicken fillet and nuggets.
    • Optional: Beat the eggs. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Rub your hands with flour so that the chicken mixture won’t stick on your fingers. You can choose to make chicken fillet or chicken nuggets. So, just take enough of the mixture to form the nugget or fillet. Use the flat side of a knife to form the nugget or fillet. Place on a separate plate.Coated and uncooked chicken fillet and nuggets - CertifiedFoodies.com
  5. Roll or dab the nugget/fillet in the flour until it’s fully covered. Afterwards, dip it into the beaten eggs (again, optional) and then roll it on the bread crumbs.
  6. Preferably, use a sauce pan or deep frying pan to cook the nugget/fillet. Put it on medium heat. Let heat until it’s hot, not smoking.
  7. Place the nuggets/fillet in the pan on low heatfor 5-7 minutes, turning them every minute to avoid burning them and you’ll end up with golden brown coating.Semi-deep frying the chicken fillet and nuggets - CertifiedFoodies.com
  8. Sandwich dressing/spread:
    • Mix all the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Nugget sauce:
    • Mix both ingredients. If you choose to use mayonnaise, you can add about 1/4 cup to the mixture.
  10. Makes 4-6 medium-sized chicken fillets OR 16-24 nuggets, depending on how thick you want them.

Chicken fillet and nuggets, golden brown and yummy! - CertifiedFoodies.com

I was so happy with how juicy the nuggets were. Just look at this:

Juicy, meaty chicken nuggets - CertifiedFoodies.com

Pardon the photos. I was cooking and taking photos at the same time so most of my photos were a li’l blurry. 😀 I also forgot to take photos of the sauce ’cause we were already REALLY hungry. 😀

My homemade chicken sandwich - CertifiedFoodies.com

Anyway, we all enjoyed the sandwich and the nuggets. This is really a pretty easy recipe you can follow at your very own kitchen. Your kids would love this!

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Michelle (aka Mhel / blankPixels) is a social media nerd and works as a Digital Marketing Lead for one of the top online companies in the Philippines. On her free time, she travels, goes on food trip and loves to take photos. She's the main editor of this food blog.

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  • Anje

    hello! Just trolling around food blog sites by Pinoys. 🙂 you can actually make this sandwich healthier by substituting the white bread into a whole grain wheat bread ( not the supermarket bought wheat bread for it only contains wheat flour not the actual grains that make it fiber rich). White pasta, bread or rice tends to have higher glycemic index. Generally, the higher glycemic index, the more sugar (fructose, glucose or refined) it has. Rye is a good sandwich bread.

    You can also bake the chicken instead of frying. You will get the same crunch minus the added oil. 🙂

    • I agree! Thanks for the tips! ^_^ Very timely, we’re trying to eat healthier now. ^_^

  • will definitely do this one day, i usually buy frozen nuggets in store, so i’ll try this one.

    • Yes, you gotta try making your own nuggets! You can add all sorts of flavoring you want with it! 🙂

  • thanks for sharing this…am really such a cooking dummy and is very much hoping i can learn soon so i can prepare delicious + nutritious meal for my baby..will be trying this one out soon^^

    • Oohh good luck, sis! I’m really enjoying cooking. I guess it’s partly because I’m preparing food for people I love. 🙂

  • gengen
  • genejosh
  • My family will love this for snacks or light lunch at home!At homemade pa!^_^

    http://ties-bonding.blogspot.com/2011/03/hinamatsuri-2011.html

    Happy FTF!

  • Guest

    Good luck to your goal,sis!

  • looks yummy and yes sounds healthy! well, i havn’t tried making one for us…your recipe is helpful, thanks for sharing! happy friday! 🙂

  • maiylah

    same here, i also do my own photoshoot and cooking, lol. the end-result looks delicious (and healthy)!
    appreciate your sharing the recipe with us 🙂

  • Lyza
  • I love this! I’ve never tried making this at home but the mcdo version is yummy! I’ve always wondered how the sauce is made…thanks!

    • The recipe for the sauce/dressing was actually not based on McDo’s McChicken sandwich. Hehehe. But, it’s still good. 🙂