25 Kid-Friendly Chicken Recipes (Easy Dinner Ideas)
These chicken recipes for kids will please the whole family!
While all children are gorgeous, the majority of them are really difficult to feed. We've all seen how finicky they can be when it comes to food!
Those who have done it know how unpleasant it is to a slave hard in the kitchen for a dish that they will not touch.
It doesn't have to be tough to impress kids with food. These recipes are so delicious that neither children nor adults can resist them.
1. Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Store-bought chicken nuggets are indisputable and delectable. Even I can't stop myself from nibbling on this delicious delight.
However, we are all aware of how unhealthy this processed junk food is. Thankfully, with this simple recipe, you can make a far healthier version at home.
These chicken nuggets are a knockoff of the delectable Chick-fil-A nuggets.
I tested the recipe and am pleased to report that it produces a fairly exact duplicate.
2. Bisquick Chicken Tenders
These chicken tenders have a crispy-crunchy exterior and a tender and moist interior.
The key ingredient is a breading made of Bisquick mix, spices, and parmesan cheese.
The mixture imparts savory and nutty flavors to the tenders.
Because the tenders are baked rather than fried, they are neither oily nor fattening. Everyone will love this yummy and healthful snack.
3. Chicken Sloppy Joes
Regular sloppy joes are delicious, but this healthier version is even better.
It is created with ground chicken and diced veggies that have been cooked in tomato sauce, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings.
It's delicious as a sandwich filling, a sauce, or on its own.
4. Cracker Barrel Fried Chicken
What kid doesn't like fried chicken?
While it's likely every child's favorite cuisine, you should be cautious of the seasonings.
Using too many herbs and spices in the marinade or breading will leave them disappointed.
This dish is simple, using only buttermilk, salt, and pepper. It's a simple batter, but it does the job perfectly.
5. Chicken Parmesan Pizza
Are you having a pizza night this weekend? Why not make your own instead of ordering it? I have the perfect recipe for you to try.
This pizza has marinara sauce, breaded and fried chicken cutlets, and loads of mozzarella.
Chicken parm and pizza mix to create this delectable mash-up that youngsters are sure to enjoy.
6. Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole
Chicken and potatoes are a perfect combo. Any dish that includes these two components is already a winner, and this one is no exception.
This casserole is brimming with chicken and potatoes and liberally covered with melty cheese and smokey bacon.
Do I need to say more?
7. Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese Casserole
Just when you thought mac and cheese couldn't get much better, this recipe elevates the classic meal with bacon and ranch chicken.
This mac and cheese is insanely meaty, cheese-y, and completely irresistible.
8. Baked Popcorn Chicken
This popcorn chicken is a highly addicting food that even grownups will find difficult to resist.
It's so crispy, soft, and flavorful that you'll pop one piece after another in your mouth — just like popcorn!
9. 4-Ingredient Chicken Pasta Casserole
With just one look at this pasta casserole, you'll know it's a must-try.
It's certainly great with all that cheese on top. What isn't clear is how stupidly simple it is to make.
Seriously, only four components are required? It's difficult to believe, but it's true.
10. Crispy Sesame Chicken
Cubes of crunchy-tender chicken are coated in a sweet and sticky glaze in this meal. I'm salivating just looking at that!
While the chicken is the star of the show, the sweet sesame glaze steals the show.
It's so excellent that you can use it to coat pasta or rice for a whole dinner.
11. Butter Chicken
Butter chicken, also known as murgh makhani, is an Indian dish that combines delicate chicken with a creamy yogurt marinade.
The youngsters will want to lick the bowl since it is so delicious. For the whole Indian experience, serve this rich and buttery meal over Jasmine rice or naan bread.
12. Easy Chicken Gyros
These chicken gyros from India to Greece will add a vivid Mediterranean twist to your kids' lunch or dinner.
Oil, garlic, lemon juice, honey, red wine vinegar, and herbs and seasonings cover tender and juicy chicken.
The protein is already delicious, but it tastes even better when wrapped in warm flatbreads.
13. Chicken Alfredo
Italy's gift to children is chicken Alfredo.
While some pasta dishes have sauces that are either too tart, spicy, or herbaceous for a child, chicken Alfredo is a different situation.
Its creamy and dreamy sauce will delight the taste buds of children of all ages. This meal is a total show stopper!
14. Cheesy Chicken Taco Pockets
These taco pockets aren't your typical turnovers.
These are fantastic pastries stuffed with creamy chicken and dusted with crumbled Doritos!
The pastry is prepared from refrigerated biscuit dough, so it's not as difficult to make as you might imagine.
15. Nacho Chicken
What happens when you smother chicken breasts with salsa, sour cream, and tortilla chips? That's what I'm talking about: insanely delicious nacho chicken!
It's a traditional Tex-Mex delicacy with a beefy twist. The chicken below makes the snack more full, healthful, and delicious.
16. Dino Buddies Chicken Parmesan
Let's get started with an obvious pick. Even with a simple recipe, no child can resist scrumptious enchiladas.
This kid-friendly recipe uses only four ingredients – chicken, corn tortillas, enchilada sauce, and cheese – but the results are amazing.
Of course, you'll need to use a mild enchilada sauce to accommodate their sensitive sensibilities, but otherwise, this dish is flawless.
17. Chicken Patties (Easy Chicken Cakes)
Replace your standard beef patties with these chicken cakes to make healthier, but equally delicious, hamburgers!
These fritters have a crunchy exterior and a soft and moist interior.
They're also stuffed with creamy mozzarella, which makes them extra moist and delicious on their own.
18. Apricot Chicken
Look no further than apricot chicken if you're searching for something different to entertain the youngsters.
A sweet and tangy apricot sauce coats pan-fried chicken in this one-skillet recipe. It's not only delicious, but it's also healthful.
19. Sticky and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken
Honey and garlic combine to create the most amazing flavors. It's amazing how two simple items can work wonders in the kitchen!
Coat chicken (or any protein) with this delectable sauce, and you're done.
20. Chicken Alfredo Gnocchi Bake
While spaghetti, alfredo, and mac & cheese are all safe bets for kids, here's another I'm confident they'll enjoy: gnocchi.
These dumplings will be a favorite with their soft, pillowy, and chewy texture!
Coat them in a creamy Alfredo sauce and watch the kids gobble them up.