It gets exhausting making food for other people especially when those other people are kids. They never seem to want ANYTHING. Tonight I told the 8-year-old we were going to have chicken tacos. He said he didn't want tacos. I said OK, how about a quesadilla? nope. A stir-fry? He made a face.
Now of course I can make anything I want, but I'm trying to get my kids excited about eating healthy foods and part of that means allowing them to be apart of the decision process.
He ended up getting distracted by the neighbor so I took matters into my own hands that resulted in this...
Two kids happily eating dinner -- nothing makes me smile more.
I decided to take the chicken I defrosted, cut it up, marinate it, and put it on a stick.
'Cause when you put things on sticks, kids eat things off sticks. I don't know why. They just do.
The simple marinade I made was delicious. Even The Husband was raving about this one.
Here's what I did ...
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of salt
- 3 boneless chicken breasts
Whisk the maple syrup, vinegar, ginger and salt in a medium bowl to make the marinade.
Cut the chicken into longer, thin chunks.
Place the chicken in the marinade, coat and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
Skewer the chicken on the stick lengthwise.
Now I WANTED to use my outdoor grill but unfortunately I ran out of gas so I used a grill pan on my stove top.
Grill for about 4 minutes a side until the chicken was firm to the touch.
Sorry, no nutritional info on this one. I just counted it has chicken breast in my food journal.