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Yummy gluten-free crunchy garlic chicken

Lots of you seem to be enjoying my gluten-free recipe ideas so here is another one!

This one is adapted from another Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food recipe and can be found here Garlic Chicken | Chicken Recipes |Jamie Oliver Recipes.
Crunchy Garlic Chicken

Mr O makes it with cream crackers but I’ve found oat cakes work just as well, and if you are avoiding all gluten you can use the gluten-free oat cakes, and swap the flour for gluten-free flour. Jamie Oliver Crunchy Garlic Chicken Recipe

I was making a double quantity as this only serves two, so I used 12 oat cakes, and also chucked in a few multigrain Ryvita, as I wasn’t sure the oat cakes would be enough. I also only had one lemon. Here is before mixing, and after.

After whizzing it all up, I added some of the juice from my lemon, to make up for not having enough zest.

Then I got my chicken breasts and cut off any yucky bits, and scored the bottom. Then I laid some clingfilm over the top and based them with a saucepan. I liked this part, good to wear off any frustrations!

I tipped the crumb mixture out on to a plate, put the flour on another plate and beat two eggs in a bowl, and made my production line with a baking tray at the end.Crunchy Garlic Chicken production line

Ava was keen to help so I showed her what to do: coat the chicken with the flour, dip it into the egg until it’s covered, then lay it onto the crumbs and press them all over, covering the top and bottom. Then put it on the baking tray.

Ava really enjoyed it as she could get so messy!

Ava with very messy hands!Because I hadn’t ever doubled the recipe before, I just literally doubled everything, but next time I will just use the same amount of egg and flour as there was quite a lot left over. The leftoversWe cooked the chicken for 15 minutes on the highest temperature and ate it with mashed potatoes and sweetcorn.Crunchy Garlic Chicken

Thea, as always, gobbled it up, and Ava liked it too, but took forever to actually eat it.

It smelled and tasted great – but this recipe does create a LOT of washing up, although in my opinion, it’s worth it!



  1. becky

    20th September 2015 at 12:29 pm

    This looks very very good! I will definitly be pinning this for a future meal plan! Yum yum!!

    Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday, hope to see you again this week 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      20th September 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks Becky, the kids love helping with it as it’s so messy! See you next week xx

  2. Clare's Little Tots

    17th September 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I love garlic but haven’t introduced it to my 3 year old yet but I think she would eat these’ #Toddlerapprovedtuesday

    1. Becky Pink

      17th September 2015 at 3:56 pm

      You could always try using half the garlic for the first time to see how she gets on, then build up gradually! Hope she likes them xx

  3. domesstique

    15th September 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Aaaw look at them two enjoying their meals. I don’t mind loads of washing as it sounds so yummy. I will save this recipe and will definitely try them. Thank you for sharing. xx

    1. Becky Pink

      15th September 2015 at 4:38 pm

      They really love them and they are so much better than shop-bought, so really worth the extra effort! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do xx

  4. Becky Pink

    19th May 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Hi again K, I’ve just been over to your blog and checked out some of the posts, love it! Thanks so much for introducing me xx

  5. K @ Peeled Wellness

    19th May 2015 at 7:28 pm

    This is a nice grown up and healthy version of chicken fingers! If you’re interested, I’d love for you to share a post at the a blog link up I’m hosting today. All you need is a URL of a post you’d like to contribute. It’s a great little circle of bloggers!
    xoxo K

    1. Becky Pink

      19th May 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you! We all enjoyed it. I’ll check out your blog, it sounds great thanks xx

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