Chicken goujons breaded with oats and mixed nuts served with coconut yogurt tzatziki dip
Delicious gluten and dairy free, protein packed snack...
Perfect for tots and parents, either cold or warm!
I made these chicken goujons for my little man however I didn’t want to use a traditional wheat breadcrumb so I blended a few types of nuts and some oatcakes in a food processor (I use a Vitamix) and voila – excellent gluten free breadcrumbs!
To make the coating for goujons
- hand full of pistachio nuts
- hand full of macadamia nuts
- a few hazelnuts
- 2 small packs of sugar and gluten free oatcakes (I use the Nairn’s gluten free ones)
Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor to create a flour like consistency.
Ingredients for the goujons:
- 2 – 3 medium chicken breast (serves 2 adults and 1 child)
- dry oregano (or any other herbs i.e. provenance herbs)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- salt and pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
- gluten free nut and oats breadcrumbs
Cut chicken breast into regular strips, season with salt, pepper and dry oregano. Crush garlic onto chicken strips and marinate with extra virgin olive oil for 30min to 1 hour.
After 30/1h coat chicken strips in the nut/oat breadcrumb and pan fry until the chicken is cooked through. Place chicken goujons on a baking tray and roast in the oven (180C Gas) for 10/15 min until breadcrumbs are golden brown.
Serve with spiralized cucumbers and coconut yougurt tzatziki.
How to make the coconut tzatziki dip:
- 1 coconut yogurt
- 2 cloves of garlic
- A few stalks of fresh dill
- A few leafs of fresh mint
- Sprouted watercress
- Salt and pepper
Squeeze crushed garlic into sugar free natural coconut yogurt, add chopped dill and some sprouted watercress, mix together. Season generously with pepper and add a pinch of salt.
Walnuts and pistachio nuts are high in Omega 3 fatty acids (polyunsaturated fatty acids) which help to reduce inflammation in the body, make us feel fuller for longer, support neurological function and help to maintain cell membrane. Some of the nutrients including vitamin A, D, K and E are fat soluble and need fat to facilitate the absorption and utilization of these in the body, so eating nuts can support this process. Deficiencies of these nutrients can effect the overall health of the brain.
Chicken meat contains essential amino acids which are needed for neurotransmitter production and to support physical and mental energy. Amino acid tryptophan helps to support the production and utilization of serotonin which can impact our mood.