Somehow my children have caught this horrendous virus, they now have – PICKY EATERS SYNDROME.
I swear I don’t know how it happened but suddenly they turn their noses up at everything.
Some days I have no idea what they actually eat!
I keep making GOOD HEALTHY food and they keep making those sweet and adorable snide remarks about how YUCKY everything is. You know, the remarks that make you want to move to Italy – BY YOURSELF!
It is an exercise in patience to try, try & try again. One of those small battles in parenthood to establish the fact that all kinds of food are exciting, delicious and GOOD! To establish that they must say Thank You for every meal!!!
This here though….
this dish is their absolute favorite. My sister taught me how to make it, she is a crazy good cook.
I wonder if it will be one of those foods they love all through their lives, when they are giant grown boys coming home from stints out in the world will they want this comfort food from childhood?
Will they always love these chicken fingers?
Picky Kid Chicken Fingers
3/4 Cup Bread Crumbs
1/2 Cup Flour
Pinch of Pepper and Salt
1/3 Cup of Milk
1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Breast
Light cooking Oil (Vegetable, or Canola)
Cut your chicken breasts lengthwise into 1″ strips. Set out three shallow bowls.
Whisk your egg and milk together in one bowl.
Put your flour another shallow bowl, add a pinch of salt and pepper, mix.
Pour your bread crumbs into the third bowl.
Set your three bowls in a row and dunk your chicken strips into each bowl. Douse in flour, then egg, then coat in bread crumbs. Repeat each step on all of your chicken strips. Set a large skillet on the stove under medium heat and add 1/4″ of oil till its sizzling hot. Add as many chicken pieces as you can without letting them touch one another. Fry on both sides until your strips are golden brown. Lay them out to drain on paper towels. We usually have to do two rounds in the skillet and I prefer to add fresh oil for each batch. The kids eat them with catsup but I really like to whip up a little of my sisters Honey Dijon Sauce.
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
2 tsp Honey
Mix ingredients adding more mustard and honey to your liking.
We love them at our house and hope you do too!