Definition of goujons in English:


plural noun

  • Deep-fried strips of chicken or fish.

    • ‘The first-course menu contained the usual suspects - prawn cocktail, chicken goujons, soup of the day, deep fried mushrooms etc.’
    • ‘Certainly, some customers are always going to want chicken goujons or baked breast of chicken with pesto butter and parma ham, and I accept that restaurateurs have the difficult job of balancing demand with a bit of adventure.’
    • ‘The texture of the sauce and the well cooked goujons of chicken worked well together.’
    • ‘Find any good quality white fish and cut into goujons.’
    • ‘House specials include the home-made chicken curry, Mexican chicken, chicken goujons and Hawaiian burger.’
    • ‘Madame Noire ordered the goujons of chicken with a mixed salad and lime mayonnaise.’
    • ‘To start I had the goujons of lemon sole tempura with an endive salad, flaked Parmesan cheese and tartar sauce.’
    • ‘A crisp cloud of thin batter encased my two large goujons of monkfish which cracked open to reveal the delicious moist sweet fish inside.’
    • ‘Expecting some stodgy Slavic comfort food, I was surprised to get deep-fried fish goujons with sweet and sour sauce.’


From French goujon ‘gudgeon’ (see gudgeon).