Wednesday 13 August 2014

Turkey thighs lend themselves to an array of dishes, and they are one of my favourite cuts of the bird to use in my everyday cooking. Everyone loves fried chicken, so I decided to make this delicious variation using turkey instead.

I added a unique Indian twist by spicing up and frying my nuggets using rice and cornflour instead of regular breading. If you skip the plain flour in the recipe, it works well as a gluten free recipe too. This recipe worked so well, that even my notoriously finicky foodie friend Addie loved them. He was surprised at how moist the turkey nuggets were, especially as I hadn't brined them at all. The spiciness of the marinade can be adjusted to your preference, especially if you are making these for kids. You can also subsititute sliced turkey breasts, if you don't want to bone out thighs (though thighs do have better flavour and stay moister)

I serve these nuggets simply with lime wedges to squeeze over, but you can also make a yogurt dip, with plain yogurt seasoned with a little salt, cumin and garlic. This is a perfect dish to take on picnics and as a appetizer with drinks too.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Tasty Turkey website to download your recipe now!

Click for the recipe - Spiced Fried Turkey ‘Nuggets’

And as usual, if you have any questions, mosey on back and I'll be more than happy to answer them for you :) Enjoy!


  1. These look phenomenal! What a great crispy frying tip too. Yum!

    1. Thanks Jamie. The twice frying tip is from Jamie Tokuda of Cook With Sumo.

  2. Oh yes! I just found what I’m going to cook tomorrow.


I love hearing back from my friends and readers. Please let me know how you liked this post, and if you would consider making this recipe, or have already made it. Please take a moment to post pictures on my Facebook page, if you do happen to take a couple :)

Please note, that due to the enormous amount of spam comments I've been getting, I am re-enabling comment moderation. Your comment will be visible on approval. Apologies in advance.