kid friendly meals/chicken strips and an award winning chocolate chip cookie

This is the last week for the, kid friendly food blog hop, already and has been so much fun and have been able to meet so many new friends! I have a great week of kid-tested and approved meals this week that I know your family will love. 

First up to kick-off the week is the chicken strip. Children love chicken strips; at least mine sure do! These are out-of-this world, easy, and my kids gobbled them up. I made them this for lunch with some grapes, chips, some ranch for dipping and a chocolate chunk cookie bite. *Yes, I made, Best Mom in the World, award that day!*

If making this for dinner, a side salad just makes it and spruces it up for your husband. My favorite salad is one with a spring mix. I just love those tender leafy greens, and I top it with some blue cheese crumbles and a light vinaigrette. As us moms all know, kids don't get into those fancy salads so I always cut some romaine, more nutrients than iceberg lettuce, and add cucumbers for them. My kids love my simple vinegar and oil dressing, but add your family's favorite. 

Perfect for dinner!

Easy, delicious, and kids and adults go crazy. Plan to save the left overs to top your salad for a crispy touch to your lunch the next day. Yum!



Printable Recipe
Ingredients:
1 package chicken breasts, cut into strips
buttermilk
1-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. seasonings of your choice. I used my Emeril seasoning that has some paprika, garlic and chile powders
vegetable oil


Directions:
Start by rinsing and drying your chicken strips. Next, in a bowl submerge the chicken strips in buttermilk for 15-20 minutes (or longer).

In another bowl combine about 1 1/2 cups flour and 2-3 tsp. of your seasoning. Mix this together will. Next, add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of buttermilk into the flour mixture and stir lightly with a fork as you add it.

Heat about 1 inch of the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-low to medium heat. 

Remove a few of the buttermilk-soaked strips and place them in the flour mixture, turning them over to coat them thoroughly. Place them on a plate. Continue coating chicken strips until they are all ready to cook.

When the oil is sufficiently heated, begin cooking the strips a few strips a few at a time. Cook them for about a minute and a half or so on each side. When golden and crispy, remove them to a paper towel-lined plate. 


Adapted from the Pioneer Woman.

Secret Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies


What about dessert? Yes, the cookie bites that I shared above are amazing, too, but I had to share this one...it's too good. This perfect cookie is the most delicious chocolate chip cookie in the world. Check it out...

  


 I am a big cookie fan and I had to give this one a try since the secret to its deliciousness is its use of bread flour and whole wheat pastry as its flours of choice. One word describes them: AMAZING! I love the heartiness that the pastry flour imparts, and your children won't even notice a difference. I've made these with white whole wheat flour, too, and comes out without much difference. You must give these a try and *this is really important!* use the best chocolate you can get your hands on; I personally love Guittard chocolate. 

Enjoy my friends!


  Nice thick dough



Right before heading to the oven
mmmmm...good!

Click here for this amazing recipe!

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Hugs, 
Jenny

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