Introduction: Chick Nugget

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I made a chick-family with chicken nugget. They are sitting on the lawn of fried potato topped with powdered seaweed. 
Chicken nugget is a nice family and picnic menu as well as a great beer snack.
By freezing chicken-nugget mix, you can make custom-figured chicken nugget!!


Step 1: Ingredients

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Chicken nugget mix (You can make 8-10 round bite sized nuggets)
1 piece (180-200g) chicken breast fillet
1/4 round onion
1 clove of garlic
1 medium sized egg
1.5 tablespoon of plain flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of paprika powder (or nutmeg)
2 tablespoons of cornflour
1.5 tablespoons of vegetable oil (1 tablespoon for frying, 1/2 tablespoon for shaping the mix)

Fried potato with seaweed
2 medium sized potatoes
2 teaspoons of dried and powdered seaweed (if not, thinly chopped chive or dill)
Pinches of salt

Dressing
Ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. +Black seaweed paper for eyes of chicken and chick

Gadgets
Knife and cutting board
Food processor 
A small bowl
Cling film
Baking sheet
Flat tray
Toothpicks
A small flat dish
Knifes (for shaping chicken-mix)
Chopsticks
A large frying pan with a lid
A small flying pan with a lid


Step 2: Making Chicken Nugget Mix and Shape It

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  1. Cut onion, chicken, garlic roughly into small bite-size
  2. Put chicken, onion, garlic, plain flour, salt and paprika into a food processor and blend them for 40 seconds (if without food processor, put all ingredients on the large cutting board and keep beating and mixing them with a knife for 2 mins)
  3. Grease hands with vegetable oil, put a large bite-size portion of chicken nugget mix on the palm and roll it up. According to the size of figure, chick or chicken, change the amount of portion. If you make round shaped chicken nugget, divide the mix into 8-10 portions and roll each pieces up then flatten to make oval shape
  4. Place a baking sheet over a tray. Flatten chicken balls with palms and make rough chicken shapes with fingers 
  5. Once all pieces are roughly shaped, cover the tray with cling film and put it into the freezer to chill for 5-7 mins. If you make oval shaped chicken nugget, you can skip this freezing process.


Step 3: Making Fried Potato Bed

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While chilling chicken nugget, prepare potato 
  1. Peel the skin of potatoes, slice them into thin stripe
  2. Heat up a medium size frying pan, spread 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, load potato pieces
  3. Cover the pan with a lid and cook at small heat for 10 mins
  4. Turn over the potato to the other side and cook it for  another 5 mins. To make it crispy, don't cover the pan this time
  5. Place the potato on a kitchen paper to remove extra oil.

Step 4: Shaping the Chicken and Fry

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  1. Take out the tray from the freezer. Grease a small knife with vegetable oil and shape the figure of chick and chicken pieces in detail
  2. Dust surfaces of all pieces with cornflour
  3. Heat up a large frying pan at medium heat, spread vegetable oil then place chicken pieces facing on the dusted side
  4. Dust the other side that is facing up with cornflour
  5. Cook at low heat for 2-3 mins. When they are ready, turn each piece over to the other side then cover the pan with a lid
  6. Cook for 1 min and turn off the heat. Stay the pan covered with a lid for 4-5 mins.  
By covering with a lid, chicken pieces get steamed at after heat and become juicy and fluffy.

Step 5: Decorating Chick Nuggets

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This is the first fun part!
  1. Put some ketchup, mustard on a small plate
  2. Fill comb parts with ketchup, beak parts with mustard by using a toothpick or a thin chopstick. I also mixed up ketchup and mustard and fill the body of chicks with it. Egg shells were filled with mayonnaise
  3. Cut a seaweed black paper into 5 pieces of 5mm square each. Pile all pieces together and cut them into round shape to make eyes. Also, make some thin stripes 
  4. Attach a seaweed black paper eye to each pieces. Two thin stripes were added to the hen eye for eyelashes. Another three stripes were the eye of the new born crying chick. 

Step 6: Getting All Together!

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Second fun part is
  1. Cut toothpicks into half length. Stick one in the bottom of each piece
  2. Place the potato on a plate, dust it with seaweed powder and a pinch of salt
  3. Get all pieces together by sticking them on the lawn-potato!!
If pieces do not stay popping out in the potato, make cubes of cucumber to stick each pieces to let them stand.

Total time to prepare
In chick and chicken shaped: 50 mins
In oval shape:30 mins

Comments

mprelle (author)2013-04-06

Very artistic use of ingredients. Well done...

lord_kian (author)2012-09-05

This is a great recipe, i have to try it.

Thank you! By freezing pieces of chicken-mix, you can make any shapes such as mickey mouse head, heart. Please try it!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-08-16

I don't think I've ever seen an actual chicken nugget before! That is awesome, and that lawn of potatoes sounds good too!

Thank you!!
I got this idea from the advertisement of Chicken Recipes Contest. The page has a cute picture of chicken!!

Drakekay (author)2012-08-17

Thank you, this is the coolest thing Ive seen today! :D

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