Oh good grief, not a challenge at all then
So, as promised, here's a recipe for chicken schnitzel (pronounced shhnitzel). It's easy, tasty and the kids will like it too, I promise!
2 x chicken breasts
50g breadcrumbs (leave approx 3 slices of bread out on a plate for a few hours so they go stale, then grate them until crumbs)
itbsp of parmesan cheese, grated.
zest (skin) of 1/4 of a lemon, finely grated
1tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1.5 tbsps of plain flour
Half of one beaten egg
Cut each chicken breast in half, lengthways. Put it between two pieces of cling film and then give it a few good whacks with a rolling pin until it's flattened (about the thickness of a pencil)
Mix up the breadcrumbs, parmesan, lemon zest and parsley on a large plate, add a pinch of salt and pepper
Put the flour on another plate, add a pinch of salt and pepper to this too.
Mix up the half a beaten egg and milk in a shallow bowl
Coat one piece of the flattened chicken in the plate of flour first, making sure it's covered all over. Shake off any spare. Then dip it in the egg mixture, coat it properly but let any spare drip off, then straight into the breadcrumb mixture and make sure it's covered all over. Put this chicken piece to one side for a moment and do the same with the other piece of chicken.
Heat approx 1tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. When nice and hot place in one of the pieces of chicken. Cook it for 4-5 mins each side, or until it's golden coloured and cooked through (you can check this by cutting into the thickest part to make sure it's not pink).
Serve up with whatever you like on the side - potato wedges, peas, baked beans, salad etc!
It sounds more complicated than it is, it really only takes a few minutes!
And if you want to make your own chicken nuggets, you do the exact same but chop up the chicken into finger sized slices before doing all the dipping / coating. And instead of frying, you can cook them on a baking tray in the oven for 10-12 mins on approx 180 degrees/ gas mark 6.
Dannie, I expect a full report back on this next time I see you in the chatroom!