Stuffed chicken nuggets are a savory and flavorful appetizer or snack that typically consists of small pieces of chicken that are breaded and stuffed with a mixture of cheese and herbs before being baked or fried. The origins of the recipe are unclear, but it is believed to have been inspired by traditional chicken nuggets, which are a popular fast food item around the world. Stuffed chicken nuggets have since become a popular variation of the classic snack, with various cheeses and herbs being used to create different flavor combinations. Today, the Stuffed Chicken Nuggets recipe can be found in many cookbooks and online recipe sources, often with variations to suit individual tastes and preferences.
Flatten the chicken with a meat mallet until 6mm/ 1/4 in thick. Cut the chicken into 5cm 2 inch pieces. Finely chop the ham.
Use your hands to mix together the ham and cheese in a mixing bowl. Top each piece of chicken with the mixture. Roll up to enclose filling.
Spread flour and breadcrumbs on separate chopping boards. Beat egg in a shallow dish. Coat chicken nuggets in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs.
Fill a deep pan with oil until about one-third full. Heat the oil until a cube of white bread dropped in takes 30 seconds to brown. Add chicken nuggets in batches. Deep fry for about 3 minutes per batch. or until golden brown. Remove and drain on kitchen paper. Keep warm. Serve the nuggets with tartare sauce and salad leaves.
It is important to heat the oil thoroughly before adding the chicken in step 4, or the nuggets will soak up oil and become soggy.
These crunchy chicken nuggets taste great with home made French fries or creamy mashed potatoes and steamed peas or baby broad beans.
Tartare sauce is a mayonnaise based sauce made with capers, dill pickles, onions or shallots, olives and lemon juice or vinegar.