Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.
Ingredients for Masala Oats Crusted Chicken Nuggets Recipe
Chicken 2 packets
Oats cut into cubes 500 grams
Salt to taste
black pepper powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
green chilli finely chopped 1 teaspoon
lemongrass finely chopped 1 teaspoon
ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
soya sauce 2 teaspoons
oyster sauce 1 teaspoon
medium cucumber peeled 1
red bell pepper 1/2
spring onions with greens 2
fresh basil leaves 3-4
Oil for deep-frying
Juice of ¼ lemon
roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon
sweet chilli sauce 1 teaspoon
Take chicken cubes in a bowl. Add salt, 1 tsp pepper powder, green chillies and lemongrass. Mix well. Add ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp soya sauce and oyster sauce and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
Cut cucumber into flower shape slices and place in a bowl of cold water. Deseed bell pepper, cut into thin juliennes and place in same bowl. Finely slice spring onion with greens into thin juliennes and put in the same bowl. Mix.
Shred basil leaves and add in the same bowl. Mix again.
Spread Saffola Classic Masala Oats on a plate. Evenly coat the marinated chicken cubes in it.
Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry chicken cubes till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
Transfer the vegetables from the water to another bowl. Add remaining soya sauce, lemon juice, salt, remaining pepper powder and roasted peanuts. Toss gently.
Place the prepared salad on a serving dish and put the fried chicken cubes along it. Drizzle sweet chilli sauce on top and serve immediately.
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