Bittersweet Sauce With Homemade Nuggets

O Meu Tempero

Forget about buying chicken nuggets from the freezer (or the fast food joint). They are a cinch to make and even the little ones can pitch in to help prepare their favorite food. A quick bath in the marinade imparts much flavor to the chicken, which is then dredged in breadcrumbs and fried to a crisp coating. Here they're served with a sweet and sour sauce that's made with balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, and water.


  • 600 chicken steak (grs of, cut into small pieces)
  • fine salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves (squeezed)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • breadcrumbs (to taste)
  • 200 milliliters water
  • 50 milliliters balsamic vinegar
  • 50 refined sugar (grs of)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato pulp
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch


  1. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, lemon juice, bay leaves and squeezed garlic.
  2. Leave them for a few minutes.
  3. Pass the chicken pieces through the beaten egg and then to the breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry in hot oil until golden.
  5. Leave to drain on paper towels.
  6. For the sweet and sour sauce just add all the ingredients, bring to a low heat and stir until it thickens.
  7. Serve the chicken with the sauce to accompany it.
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