3 kid-friendly quick chicken recipes

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Chicken nuggets, chicken drumstick, chicken fingers … Kids all over the world love their chicken! But who can blame them? Meat is readily available, easy to prepare, and can be cooked in different ways! But if you want to cook something new and a little more unique, try these quick chicken recipes that even you’ll love!

Maple Baked Chicken Breasts

What do you need:

  • 3/4 kg. boneless skinless chicken

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (less sodium)

  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme

  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

  • Salt to taste

  • Ground black pepper to taste

Spray an 11×7-inch baking dish with cooking spray and place the chicken inside. Sprinkle or rub salt and pepper over the chicken to taste. Combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard and soy sauce in a small bowl.

Pour the mixture over the chicken and toss to coat the meat well. Place the sprigs of rosemary and thyme with the chicken. Bake in preheated oven (425F) for 30 to 40 minutes.

Remove the herbs and throw them away. Pour the sauce over the chicken before serving!

The Ultimate Cheese Chicken Nuggets

What do you need:

  • 1/2 kg. frozen chicken nuggets (use dino chicken nuggets for more fun!)

  • 2 cups of grated mozzarella

  • 1 cup of pizza sauce

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Fresh basil, chopped, for garnish

Arrange frozen chicken nuggets in a baking dish. Pour the pizza sauce over the nuggets and season with kosher salt and ground black pepper. Cover with mozzarella. Bake in preheated oven (400F) for 25 to 30 minutes or until the nuggets are cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh basil before serving.

Easy Cheese and Chicken Sloppy Joes

What do you need:

  • 3/4 ground chicken

  • 1 kg. Garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 cups of grated mozzarella

  • 1 cup of ketchup

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbsp chilli powder (optional)

  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 rolls, for serving

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat then cook the onion until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in ground chicken and cook for another 6 minutes, or until no longer pink.

Add the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder (if using) and Worcestershire sauce to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Stir the ingredients until well combined. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the mixture is thick and crisp.

Top with mozzarella and cover for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes. Serve on rolls.

These succulent, quick chicken recipes are sure to put a smile on your little one’s face!

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