Chicken Goujons

  • 20MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 300KCAL

If you think chicken nuggets are for kids, then try these pimped up, slimming and Weight Watchers friendly Chicken Goujons – perfect for the whole family!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories300
  • Carbs3g
  • Protein52g
  • Fat16g
  • Saturates4g
  • Sugars1g

Chicken Goujons - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

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What diets is this Chicken Goujons recipe suitable for?

Make the breadcrumbs with a gluten free roll, and you can enjoy these Chicken Goujons on a gluten free diet. Check your chosen bread for lactose if you are dairy free.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Goujons recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Chicken Goujons recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chicken Goujons recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chicken Goujons recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

These Chicken Goujons make a delicious, filling meal, with points to spare for a side!

Do you need any special ingredients or equipment to make these Chicken Goujons?

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There are no special ingredients for these Chicken Goujons. They are all readily available at all supermarkets.

Making breadcrumbs is so easy with one of these Mini Electric Choppers.

They’re a really useful gadget for whizzing up herbs and spices, as well as making breadcrumbs. You can even use it to make hummus!

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How many calories are in these Chicken Goujons?

There are 300 calories in each generous serving of our Slimming friendly Chicken Goujons. This puts it in our Everyday Light recipe category.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

How to make Chicken Goujons

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180ºC, line 2 large baking sheets with greaseproof paper and lightly spray with Frylight.

Step 2

Break the bread into pieces and place into a mini chopper, along with the parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, mustard powder and the finely grated rind of the lemon.

Step 3

Beat the eggs and place into a shallow dish. Place the breadcrumb mix into a separate dish.

Step 4

Cut each chicken breast into strips (they should be around 1.5cm thick each). Dip each piece into the egg and then pop into the breadcrumb mix to lightly coat.

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Step 5

Once coated, place each piece onto the baking tray. Squeeze over the juice of the lemon.

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Step 6

Spray the chicken with low calorie cooking spray and place into the oven for around 25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with your choice of accompaniment!

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We love serving these Chicken Goujons with coleslaw, potato wedges and a BBQ dip, or just with some of our Homemade Oven Chips.

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Don’t forget to account for the extra calories/points and added nutritional values for your sides!

How do I know when these Chicken Goujons are cooked?

When cooked, the breadcrumbs should be crisp and golden and the chicken inside should have no sign of pink. Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chicken Goujons in the fridge?

Any leftovers should be cooled and refrigerated as quickly as possible, and can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container for up to 3 days. They are great eaten cold, but if you want to reheat, you must ensure they are piping hot and have reached 70ºC for 2 minutes. Never reheat more than once!

Can I freeze these Chicken Goujons?

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!

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Chicken Goujons

If you think chicken nuggets are for kids, then try these pimped up, slimming and Weight Watchers friendly Chicken Goujons – perfect for the whole family!
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • WW
    2 Smart
    Points
  • KCals 300
  • Carbs 3G
  • WW Points:
  • 5 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts cut into strips
  • 120 g Wholemeal Bread or gluten free roll
  • 2 medium Eggs
  • 3 tsp Garlic Granules
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1 small handful Fresh Parsley
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC, line 2 large baking sheets with greaseproof paper and lightly spray with Frylight.
  2. Break the bread into pieces and place into a mini chopper, along with the parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, mustard powder and the finely grated rind of the lemon.
  3. Beat the eggs and place into a shallow dish. Place the breadcrumb mix into a separate dish.
  4. Cut each chicken breast into strips (they should be around 1.5cm thick each). Dip each piece into the egg and then pop into the breadcrumb mix to lightly coat.
  5. Once coated, place each piece onto the baking tray. Squeeze over the juice of the lemon.
  6. Spray the chicken with low calorie cooking spray and place into the oven for around 25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with your choice of accompaniment!

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23 comments

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EmmaFriday 18th January 2019

Hello.

I really want to try these but my partner is allergic to egg. Is there any other way of making these without dipping the chicken in the egg then the breadcrumbs? Would milk work?

Thank you!

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Emma HartMonday 7th January 2019

Could I use smash (mashed potato) instead of the bread as I have a wheat intolerance and can’t have wholemeal bread as the breadcrumbs?

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Lou beattieTuesday 20th November 2018

Do you think you could cook these in the actifry without the paddle? Mine is the 2 in 1? Many thanks?

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KagsTuesday 6th November 2018

Can I replace the lemon with chilli to make garlic and chilli Goujons or would that make the mix too dry?? Also do you freeze once cooked or raw after coating. Thinking of making for a get together with friends so would be good to pre make and put in the oven later to eat hot

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Dems BanjoSunday 7th October 2018

Looks delicious!! I must try it out, sure the whole family will love it. Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!!

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tinaFriday 28th September 2018

i dont know weather its me being dumb but it says 2 point per portion for ww. the portion is that per coujon

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Susan Jane FullyloveThursday 26th July 2018

Making these for dinner tonight. I go to W.W but need inspiration with other recipes. Will post what the family thought about them. By the way I’ve joined this group as most of the recipes I would cook as I always cook from scratch.

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Carly NortonSunday 15th July 2018

Hi

Really like the look of this recipe but I’m on weight watchers would I use weight watchers bread for my crumbs and use my points to balance this??
Many thanks

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BeckyThursday 12th April 2018

Trying these tonight for tea- they oook delicious! Thank you PON!

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PippaTuesday 16th January 2018

What sort of lemon juice is used, jif lemon or fresh lemon

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Gaynor CHILTONThursday 9th November 2017

Have just made these for dinner in a bit and they look and smell delicious so really hoping they are even more so when they are cooked! Thank you so much for all your hard work and wonderful recipes that we all use everyday….. you’re SUPERSTARS x

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Eileen BaldwinTuesday 25th July 2017

Do you use raw or cooked chicken please?

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Jacqui SuterWednesday 21st June 2017

Can i use Panko instead as i prefer the texture?

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alan iddonFriday 16th June 2017

looks an exellent menu will give it a try

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Lia GoncalvesMonday 29th May 2017

It looks delicious!! I want to make it today. Can you tell me if you toasted the bread? Sorry for my ignorance. Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!!

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    KateMonday 29th May 2017

    Hi Lia
    No, you do not need to toast the bread. One tip for breadcrumbs is to use slightly older slices of bread as they tend to crumb a bit more more easily

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Kylie CollinsThursday 27th April 2017

I made these with gluten free breadcrumbs and they were gorgeous! the whole family enjoyed them, thank you x

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    KateSaturday 29th April 2017

    Hi Kylie
    Glad you like them

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ClaireFriday 3rd March 2017

Could these be frozen?

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Debbie JohnsonFriday 24th February 2017

Could I use couscous instead of breadcrumbs? If so should I cook it first?

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DonnaSunday 19th February 2017

Absolutely delicious, all the kids ate them too. Thank you.

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Lizzi BradleyTuesday 17th January 2017

I will definitely be making these again, the whole family loved them

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    KaySaturday 11th February 2017

    Soooooo glad you liked them ????

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