Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Chicken Bites with Spicy Wedges

Yesterday evening I was tired and stuck for time. I was really in the mood of some quick and easy home-made wedges and something chicken-y. With limited ingredients in the house due to the fact that I badly need to go shopping, it was a case of making something out of nothing and finding a new tasty way of doing chicken, that I wouldn't ordinarily think of. I have to say I was pretty impressed with myself, these tasty chicken bites turned out great. I always make my own wedges, the ones from the feezer are never comparable, and a bit like home-made chips because wedges are so simple there is no excuse for not making them yourself. Sometimes I will use my own range of herbs and spices and other times I will opt to use a Schwartz wedge mix pack. These packs are fantastic, particularly the southern fried ones, the only thing is they tend to be a bit pricey! (€1.39 per pack).

Chicken Bites with Spicy Wedges

Serves 2

For the Chicken...
2 medium chicken breast (cut into strips)
80g Flour
1 egg
Cajun Spice
Salt & Pepper

For the wedges...
4 medium sized potatoes
Schwartz potato wedge mix or alternatively Jamaican jerk or Cajun spices
Olive Oil

1. Peel the potatoes and cut into wedge shapes. Then place in a bowl along with the oil and 
    spices and mix together until the potatoes are well coated. Place on a tray and put in the 
    oven at 180C for 30 minutes (dependant on the size of your wedges).
2. Cut the chicken into strips. Beat the egg. Place the flour on a plate along with the thyme  
    and Cajun spice.
3. Dip each chicken strip in the egg, then roll in the flour mix and season well with salt and 
    pepper. Place on a greased baking tray.
4. Put in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

E-D's Note
-  If you are using Cajun or Jamaican jerk spices, do remember to use   
   them sparingly on your wedges, these spices can get quite hot.          
-  If you really wanted to treat yourself  you can include grated   
   Parmesan in your flour mix for coating the chicken strips.                   
- These strips are delicious served with sweet chilli sauce
-  Schwartz packets are half price this week in Dunnes Stores (€0.75)


  1. Yum, yum. I must try these this evening

  2. These look really nice and easy to make.
    I cook dinner in my house so I think this recipe will on the menu one of these nights!
    Marian :D x


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