Chicken Goujons with BBQ Sauce

The kids are off school, and undoubtedly hungry! Keeping it healthier by oven baking instead of frying, but losing none of that crispy crunch, these ‘posh chicken nuggets’ are a guaranteed winner with children and adults alike.

For the nuggets

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into fingers or chunks
  • 25g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 25g Weetabix, lightly crushed

For the BBQ sauce

  • 25g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Heat your oven to 220°C / 200°C Fan / Gas Mark 7. Start with making the BBQ sauce, by adding all the ingredients into a pan along with 6 tbsp of water. Bring to a gently bubble, then lower the heat and reduce for 5 minutes then set to one side.
  2. Pop the mayonnaise in a bowl with the chicken and stir well to coat. Mix the breadcrumbs and the Weetabix together, tip out onto a plate, then individually coat the chicken pieces in the mix.
  3. Place them on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes until cooked through, but still juicy. Serve with the BBQ sauce.

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