Do you need a quick idea to serve all those hungry munchkins in your home? We’ve come up with a few ideas that will not only satisfy the tummy, but these recipes allow for the older kids to prepare the meals and the little ones are able to help out as well.
Cooked chicken, such as leftover chicken thighs from last night’s dinner or even a store-bought rotisserie chicken, can be a real helper in the kitchen, especially when there are kids looking for something to eat. It allows you, or even better, the kids themselves, to prepare a quick and easy meal that’s both delicious and nutritious.
The Chicken Panini sandwiches are so customizable that everyone can make their sandwich their way. Don’t have a panini press? No problem. Just prepare it in a skillet like you would a grilled cheese and wait until the cheese is nice and melty and the bread is golden brown.
1 chicken breast(s), roasted or grilled
sliced assorted peppers (red, orange, yellow, green)
sliced red onion(s)
sliced garlic, diced and grilled separately
mozzarella, provolone, or brie cheese
2 slices bread or 2 slices panini bread
Additional Tip – tomato and lettuce can be added to the panini as well if desired.
Are you looking to kick things up a bit? Kick your ordinary cheese on toast up a notch with the addition of curried chicken. This recipe can be ready in just 15 minutes, and this recipe works well with all kinds of bread, from bagels to rye, or whatever you have on hand.
¼ cup red onion, finely minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
½ tsp curry powder
¼ cup sour cream, light
1 cup chicken, cooked and diced
4 slices bread, whole-grain
Additional Tip – for fancier occasions that call for fast snacks you can garnish with chopped fresh herbs, sliced olives, or bits of tomatoes.
If you are looking to be outside in the backyard and want to light up the grill – try these moist chicken burgers made with ground chicken, milk, and breadcrumbs.
1 lb ground chicken
⅓ cup breadcrumbs
⅓ cup milk
¼ cup green onions, chopped
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
sliced green onion
6 whole wheat pitas or hamburger rolls
These kid-friendly meals are not only simple to put together, but they are also healthy options for you and the kids. And the best part – they can help to put the meals together with you! Have the kids put together the grocery list. We would love to see them come shopping at our Farm Store. We will even lend a hand and offer our advice on the best cuts of meat for their recipe or dinner idea!