One of the reasons why chicken is our favorite meat is because it offers an incredibly wide variety of dishes and recipes that can work perfectly on every occasion, from a weeknight dinner to a special celebration. Also, chicken is a great alternative for those with children who are picky eaters, as there are many delicious and easy-to-make kid-friendly chicken recipes parents can cook for them and encourage kids to have a healthy and nutritious diet.
To begin with, we should start by trying some crispy oven-baked chicken tenders and adding a creamy dip to offer a tastier option. This dish is the ultimate kid-friendly chicken recipe, and it can work for both children and adults alike. In order to complement the meal, all you need is a rice side with a bit of greens, and you have yourself a healthy and balanced dinner your kids won’t get tired of.
Another easy and tasty recipe that goes perfectly with a rice and dip side is a dish of almond-crusted chicken fingers. These are great for both kids and adults since almost no kid can resist a plate of chicken fingers, while the adults will really enjoy the nutty flavor that results from the almond flour. If we add a tangy yogurt sauce as our dip, we will make everyone at the table happy and wanting more.
Wraps are an amazing alternative to good old fashion sandwiches, as switching the slices of bread for a tastier pita or flatbread makes them look innovative and delicious at the same time. Therefore, ranch chicken wraps are the 15-minute alternative every busy parent didn’t know have been waiting for. The secret is making a DIY ranch sauce using Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, and chopped herbs. Time-saving tip: slice up the chicken so it can cook faster.
If we’re looking for ways to make our children eat more greens and give them a more balanced diet, a one-pot chicken teriyaki with vegetables and rice. If you want to try something else instead of rice, don’t be afraid to add noodles into the mix. Crisp and tender vegetables with juicy chicken and a homemade teriyaki sauce will give us a very delicious dish that will allow us to sneak a lot of veggies to our children’s meals without them even noticing.
We saved the best for last since we know that pizza is always a win for both children and adults. Therefore, a great homecooked alternative is preparing a BBQ chicken pizza with store-bought dough. To make this dish, you need a few pieces of chicken, a cup of tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, and half an onion, ingredients that we might already have in our fridge anyway. Don’t be afraid to play around with the size of the pizza, as you can make individual-sized pizza for your kids or a full-size one for all the family to enjoy.