As moms, we all try to give our children food that’s good for them. But sometimes balancing good-for-you food with the yumminess quotient can get a little tricky, especially if your child is a picky eater. There is where boneless chicken can be a huge lifesaver. Full of proteins, minerals (including phosphorus and calcium) and vitamins like B6 in addition to being a lean, lighter meat with low fat (especially boneless chicken that doesn’t include the skin, it is perfect to use in food that your child will eat without any complaints.
Serve up a Variety
It’s so easy to cook with and it can be used in so many ways, it works like a charm. Tikkas, kebabs, in pies, sandwiches, pastas, and wraps, as crumb-fried tenders, on pizza, in salads, even in bhel and chaats—you can use boneless chicken on virtually everything that kids like to eat.
Use your favourite spice mix, dried herbs, or even barbecue sauce to marinate boneless chunks of chicken —different flavours will make for a nice variety of chicken options —and keep it ready for use in single portions. Grill or pan fry quickly and serve up in sandwiches or wraps along with cheese, and fresh salad veggies.
Flatten boneless fillets of chicken with a meat mallet to tenderize, then grill with a dash of olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and herbs and cook for around five minutes, till done. Cut the grilled chicken into strips and make a kind of subway sandwich. You can use homemade or store bought mayo along with loads of crisp lettuce, veggies, slices of cheese and whatever else your little ones like and fill it up with plenty of chicken.
Fun Snacks made at Home
Alternatively store cooked chicken in the fridge and add them to bhel or chaat for a funky twist to an evening favourite. You can also cut cooked chicken really small, sauté lightly, and add to any soup making it more delicious and nutritious too! Use them on home-made mini pizzas loaded with colourful vegetables that will definitely appeal to the kids.