Cheesy turkey nuggets with smoking chips

A healthy family meal that swaps chicken for leaner turkey meat, coated in a crispy Parmesan breaded crust, served with paprika fries

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 429
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 43g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 41g
  • salt 0.7g


  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp finely grated parmesan
  • 3 garlic cloves, 1 crushed, 2 finely chopped
  • 500g pack turkey breast pieces, large chunks halved to make 16 pieces in all
  • 750g large potatoes, cut into thick chips
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 65g fresh breadcrumbs (all crusts if possible)
  • ½-1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salad, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Beat the egg in a bowl with the Parmesan, crushed garlic and some seasoning, then stir in the turkey pieces.

  2. Toss potatoes in the oil, then spread out on a baking tray and bake for 15 mins.

  3. Meanwhile, toss the turkey into the breadcrumbs and spread out on another baking tray. Take the chips from the oven and tip in a bowl with the chopped garlic, paprika and sea salt. Mix well, then spread back out on the tray and return to the oven with the turkey. Bake for 10-12 mins, then serve with a salad.

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