10 Yummilicious Chicken Recipes For Toddlers

Chicken Recipes For Toddlers

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By the time your baby becomes a toddler, her taste buds are ready to explore new tastes and flavors. Chicken must already be a part of her diet. But now is the time to give chicken, a ‘toddler’ twist!

Chicken is nutritious and tasty. And with these 10 healthy chicken recipes for toddlers, you can now give them a taste of ‘real’ food. So, get cooking!

1. Chicken Pilaf With Spinach And Walnuts:

Chicken Pilaf With Spinach And Walnuts

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 cup plum tomato, diced
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • Two cans chicken broth
  • 6 ounces spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups chicken breast, chopped and cooked
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp dill, finely chopped

How To Make:

  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Now sauté the onion and cinnamon sticks until they turn light brown.
  • Next, add the rice and sauté for one minute.
  • Add some more oil, tomato, salt, and chicken broth.
  • Bring the mixture to boil, and then reduce the heat, cover the pan and let it simmer till the rice is tender.
  • Next, add spinach and raisins.
  • Sauté both for two minutes.
  • Now remove the cinnamon sticks, add the chicken and garnish with walnuts and dill.

[ Read: Nutritious Snacks For Your Toddlers ]

2. Chicken And Avocado Wrap:

Chicken And Avocado Wrap

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Ingredients:

  • One ready-made wrap
  • One avocado, mashed
  • 50g chicken breast slices, cooked
  • A few cherry tomatoes

How To Make:

  • Spread the mashed avocado over the wrap.
  • Now put the chicken slices and cherry tomato on top.
  • Roll up the wraps and cut them up.

3. Chicken And Mushroom Pasta:

Chicken And Mushroom Pasta

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Ingredients:

  • One tsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced
  • Two chicken breasts, skinless
  • White sauce
  • 125g whole wheat penne
  • 125g penne
  • 30g parmesan cheese, grated
  • Parsley, chopped

How To Make:

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and fry for five minutes.
  • Now add the mushrooms.
  • Reduce the heat a little and cook for ten more minutes.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and add to mixture.
  • Pour the white sauce next.
  • Mix well.
  • Cook the pasta as per instructions.
  • Drain the water. But keep about 200ml of the drained water for later use.
  • Now add pasta into the chicken and mushroom sauce. You can use the saved water to adjust the consistency of the sauce.
  • Finally, garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley before serving.

[ Read: Healthy Snacks For Preschoolers ]

4. Chicken And Sweet Corn Savory Parcels:

Chicken And Sweet Corn Savory Parcels

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Ingredients:

  • Two chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 150ml buttermilk
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 egg and one egg yolk, beaten
  • 500ml milk, skimmed
  • 2tbsp chives, chopped
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 75g sweet corn
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 50g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 4 tbsp cream

How To Make:

  • Place the chicken strips in a bowl and add the buttermilk.
  • Mix well and set aside, preferably overnight.
  • For The Pancakes.
  • Take the flour in a large bowl.
  • Take the egg and egg yolk and beat it together with the milk.
  • Add this mixture to the flour and whisk well until you get a smooth batter.
  • Add the chopped chives.
  • Let the batter sit for thirty minutes or so.
  • Next, add a little oil to a frying pan and place it over medium heat.
  • Add a ladleful of batter to the pan. Make sure it covers the base.
  • Cook until it is slightly browned.
  • Now flip over and cook for another minute.
  • Make all the pancakes using the same process.
  • Now back to the chicken!
  • Heat some oil in a large pan.
  • Add the marinade chicken.
  • Stir until it turns golden.
  • Add the pepper and sweet corn.
  • Now cook for another five minutes or so.
  • Now and the spring onions and remove from heat.
  • Next, preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Fill the pancakes with a spoonful of batter each.
  • Now wrap to make a parcel.
  • Place these parcels in a baking tray or dish.
  • Don’t forget to sprinkle some cheese on top before you bake the parcels for 15 minutes.

5. Chicken Burger:

Chicken Burger

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Ingredients:

  • One Tsp lemon zest
  • 400g chicken bites mixture
  • Two bread rolls
  • A little mayonnaise
  • Some tomato, cucumber and red onion slices
  • A handful of lettuce leaves

How To Make:

  • Preheat the grill.
  • Add the lemon zest and chicken.
  • Season with black pepper and mix well.
  • Now shape them into two large burgers.
  • Next, grill the burgers until they are completely cooked. This should take around 15-18 minutes.
  • Divide the bread rolls in half and toast under the grill.

Now comes the fun part!

  • Spread a little mayonnaise on the buns and add a few tomato, cucumber and red onion slices, as well as lettuce leaves.
  • Your chicken burgers are ready to be served!

[ Read: 10 Food Ideas For Toddlers ]

6. Chicken Fajitas:

Chicken Fajitas

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lettuce
  • 6 tomatoes
  • Two red or orange peppers
  • Ready-made wraps
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • One red onion, finely sliced
  • 360g chicken thighs, skinless and thinly sliced
  • One clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • Tomato sauce

How To Make:

  • Wash the lettuce the tomatoes.
  • Now make small pieces and pop the lettuce and tomatoes to decorate the table.
  • Do the same with the peppers.
  • Now comes the real cooking!
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and fry until they turn soft.
  • Now fry the chicken in the same pan until they turn golden.
  • Next, add garlic and honey.
  • Cook until the chicken is completely cooked.
  • Now serve!

7. Chicken Goujons:

Chicken Goujon

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Ingredients:

  • 400g mini chicken fillets
  • 35g plain flour
  • One egg, beaten
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • Ketchup

How To Make:

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Dip the chicken strips in the flour and the beaten egg.
  • Now coat them with the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and cook the goujons until they are golden.
  • Now take the scene to the oven.
  • Place the goujons on a baking tray and cook until they are completely cooked.
  • You need to let it cool and then chill it before you serve it with ketchup.

[ Read: Finger Foods For Toddlers ]

8. Roasted Chicken:

Roasted Chicken

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Ingredients:

  • One whole chicken
  • A lemon
  • A few garlic cloves
  • One onion

How To Make:

  • Put the lemon (halved), along with peeled onion and crushed garlic cloves inside the chicken.
  • Place the chicken in a baking tray.
  • Cook for 40 minutes or so. You need to cook the chicken at 190’C and then raise the heat to 220’Cfor the last 10 minutes.
  • Make sure the chicken is cooked completely.
  • You can serve the carved roasted chicken pieces with vegetables and gravy.

9. Fruity Chicken Curry:

Fruity Chicken Curry

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Ingredients:

  • Oil, as needed
  • Two onion, finely sliced
  • A little garlic, crushed
  • Some chilli powder
  • Coriander, chopped
  • For seasoning, a dash of cumin, coriander powder, garam masala and turmeric
  • One cup cooked rice
  • Chicken breast
  • Tomato purée
  • Cauliflower florets
  • One small cup of whole milk

How To Make:

  • Pour some oil into a pan.
  • Now add the onions, garlic, chilli powder, cumin, ground coriander, garam masala and turmeric.
  • Add the chicken pieces, tomato puree, cauliflower, and the milk next.
  • Let the mixture simmer until all the ingredients are tender.
  • Now add the cooked rice and simmer until everything is cooked.

[ Read: Top 10 Toddler Meal Plans ]

10. Chicken Risotto:

Chicken Risotto

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Ingredients:

  • One onion, diced
  • 1-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2- 4 chicken breasts, chopped
  • Three peppers, chopped
  • 100g mushrooms, chopped
  • 225g Arborio rice
  • 1 cup peas
  • 750ml stock
  • Parsley, chopped

How To Make:

  • Pour olive oil into a pan and fry the onion and garlic.
  • Now add the chicken breasts, peppers and mushrooms.
  • Fry for a few minutes.
  • Add the rice and fry until everything is coated in oil. Make sure the rice is not browned.
  • Add the stock and cook until the water is absorbed by the rice.
  • Add another 250ml of stock so that the risotto is creamy.
  • Add the peas and stir well.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve!

Did this list tickle your interest? So, now go and give your toddler an inkling of what food really tastes like! Her food appreciation session starts now! Do share which was your favorite chicken recipe for toddlers.

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