Chicken sticks

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A great snack or light lunch ? excellent as a lunch box meal. Pack in a cooler bag so it doesn't spoil by lunch time.

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 10 min

Serves 6 or more

YOU WILL NEED

4 chicken fillets

250 ml (1 cup) dried breadcrumbs

20 ml (4 tsp) chicken spice

freshly ground black pepper

2 eggs, whisked

45 ml (3 tbsp) oil

125 ml (½ cup) baby tomatoes

1 cucumber, diced

4 carrots, peeled and cut into small sticks

METHOD

1. Place the chicken fillets on a chopping board and flatten them, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Mix the bread crumbs with the chicken spice and black pepper. Dip the chicken in the egg and then in the breadcrumbs.

2. Heat oil and fry the crumbcoated chicken fillets for 3-4 minutes on either side until cooked.

3. Cut into strips and thread each strip on a toothpick, in a zigzag pattern, with the tomatoes, cucumber and carrot.

Serve as a snack with fruit kebabs and juice.

TIP Cut off sharp points on cocktail sticks for small kids.

DRUM,28 October 2010

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