Joe Wicks’ oaty katzu chicken dippers recipe

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makes: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 242 kCal 12%
Fat 10.1g 14%
  -  Saturates 5.7g 29%
Carbohydrates 18.5g 12%
  -  of which Sugars 3.2g 4%
Protein 19.7g 39%
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  • Joe Wick’s katzu chicken nuggets have a crisp, golden oat coating. Serve with a creamy coconut and peanut butter flavoured katzu sauce.

    Make these delicious katzu chicken dippers with porridge oats and infuse with garlic and smoked paprika. Served with a homemade katzu sauce made from coconut milk, ginger paste, dark roasted peanut butter, and apple juice. This recipe serves six and takes just five minutes to prepare.


    • olive oil spray
    • 2 tbsp cornflour
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • 100g porridge oats
    • ½ tsp smoked paprika
    • ½ tsp garlic granules
    • 380g chicken mini fillets
    • For the katzu sauce:
    • 1 tsp coconut oil
    • 2 tsp mild curry powder
    • 1 tsp garlic paste
    • 1 tsp ginger paste
    • 165ml tin coconut milk
    • 1 heaped tsp dark roasted peanut butter
    • 1 tsp honey
    • 60ml apple juice
    • 1 tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tsp water


    • Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan/gas mark 7), line a baking tray with foil, and spray it evenly with olive oil spray.

    • Place the cornflour on a small plate and season with salt and pepper. Place the beaten egg in a small bowl and season with salt. Place the oats on another plate and mix with the paprika and garlic granules. Dust the mini fillets in the cornflour, then dip them in the egg and finally roll the fillets in the oats to coat. Place them on your prepared baking tray.

    • Spray the top of the oaty fingers with an even coating of spray oil and bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes, or until cooked through and golden on the outside.

    • While the chicken cooks, make the katsu sauce. Heat the coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat, add the curry powder and garlic, and ginger paste and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the remaining sauce ingredients, except the cornflour, and heat through until hot. Whisk in the cornflour mixture and allow it to thicken a little before removing from the heat.

    • Serve the dippers with the sauce on the side.


      Recipe from Joe’s Family Food, 100 delicious, easy recipes to enjoy together by Joe Wicks VIEW AT AMAZON | £10

    Top tips for making Joe Wicks katzu chicken nuggets

    You can prepare these katzu chicken nuggets in advance but we'd recommend cooking and eating on the same day for the best flavour and crispiest texture.

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