Nearly one out of seven school-aged children in USA are deficient in protein. Almost 30% of their net daily calories are derived from low-nutrient candy, desserts, and snacks. To reduce their frequent snacking, it is a good idea to give them fulfilling chicken dishes that are also loaded with proteins.
However, ensure to avoid steroid-based chicken as it contains harmful bacteria and can lead to hormonal imbalances and general illnesses.
Therefore, we stick to organic, hormone-free chicken only and use it in all our recipes. Here are the top chicken recipes that are popular among kids.
Children love that outer crisp and inner juicy effect of this dish. We often soak the chicken in buttermilk before we fry it. This gives juicy and moist results. As the protein in the chicken breaks due to the acid present in the buttermilk, it becomes tender. Then we ensure to cook the chicken thoroughly until its thickest parts register 165 degrees of temperature. This gives the chicken a rich golden-brown color and makes it super-crispy. We often use neutral oils like peanut oil, vegetable oil and canola oil that have higher smoke points to prepare the perfect fried chicken.
This is another chicken recipe that kids simply can't resist. Plus, you can make them eat healthy by adding some tasty plus nutritious ingredients like tomatoes, cabbage and lettuce. For instance, lettuce not only gives the crispy effect but supplies water, protein, energy, dietary fiber and other nutrients. While these go as toppings, we also offer customized ones. Besides, we ensure to grill the chicken ideally after letting the patties properly firm up in the refrigerator. We take out the chicken from the grill only after the thermometer reads 165 degrees. All these secrets make our burgers special.
Kids today love spicy tangy saucy dishes. Such is this recipe of ours which makes it another favorite of children. We ensure to sauté the garlic, celery, and onion in butter until tender. Then we toss in ketchup, salsa, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, chili powder and salt for the blast of flavors. We stir the chicken carefully and barbecue it well before it goes into the buns. We pay extra attention so that the sandwiches offer the right amount of crisp and are far from soggy.
This recipe is another overload of flavors and health benefits. Highly nutritious ingredients like chicken breasts, chicken broth, black beans, tomatoes, corn, pepper, cumin and canola oil go into the soup. We fry the chicken until it is rightly brown. Then we slow cook it with the other ingredients to let it absorb all the flavors and taste out of the world. We make sure that the chicken is no longer pink before turning off the stove.
The best way to encourage children to eat healthy is switching to food options that are both nutritious and scrumptious. That is exactly what the recipes shared above are that make kids crave for them time and again!