This recipe is inspired by the McDonalds nuggets… My kiddo like all other kids is a big fan of McDonalds. So this recipe is dedicated to all the moms like me who have to bear all those long hours and ques at McD’s eating McBurgers and fries when you would rather be somewhere much quieter….eating something much more fulfilling and healthy. My fond memory of McDonalds was at Delhi station while we were waiting for our train for Kathgodam to arrive. It was in December last year and damn cold. People in Mumbai are not used to the Delhi ki Sardi… The piping hot Maharaja burger never tasted so good!!!! And the fries….divine!!! So back to the Chicken bites…. I have served it with the spicy orange sauce which has slight oriental flavors. Wished I had some lemon grass but that was not to be, so I added a little lemon zest.
Marinate the chicken pieces in the Worcestershire sauce, ginger garlic paste and the salt. Keep aside for 1/2 hr. Wisk the egg in a bow. Take the bread crumbs in another plate.
Heat oil in a pan. Now take a chicken piece, dip it in the egg and roll it in the bread crumbs again dip the same piece in the egg and then roll it in the crumbs. Now put it in the oil for frying. Repeat the process with all the chicken pieces. Drain
Remove the juice of one orange. Do not throw the peel. Take 1/4th peel. Remove the inside white part of the orange rind (this part is bitter). Now slice just the orange colored part of the rind in thin strips.
In a saucepan, heat the orange juice, add the strips of orange rind, salt, sugar, lemon zest, chilli flakes and the coconut milk. Heat till it reduces a little and thicken.
Serve the crunch chicken bites with the spicy orange sauce. This orange sauce goes well with pad thai noodles as well.
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
Most of us Ubanites have this new found love for a space that’ll give us some “space”..Literally!
A place outside the boundaries of your home or workplace where you can be alone or with your friends and not be bothered with the hovering staff to take your order, execute and slap a bill and wait for you to empty space. I love my personal space and I’m very protective about it. So when the saturation sets in, ( being a mom to two naughty boys, I need to reset myself very often) I head to a nearby cafe just alone or with my bestie to spend next few hours in peace.