A busy day, picky preschooler, and a kitchen fire, oh MY!
First let me just say I'm a mom with a full time job and her own business. The busy day part of this story is nothing new. 🙂
The picky preschooler? *sigh* I fear my son is JUST LIKE HIS FATHER!! I don't know where I'm going wrong. I give him variety. I let him help in the kitchen. I never force anything down his throat. Yet he still automatically dislikes new things. He argued with me all the way home that he didn't like mango sauce, even though the kid inhales fresh mangos weekly! I then present to him the dish and he's gives me the face. You know that face. Upper lip curled. Eyes squinted with a look of disgust. Ugh! I hate that face! Funny thing is he didn't like the chicken on the stick yet when I took it off and cut it on his plate he devoured a whole tender. So you be the judge. lol
Ok, the fire. You'll know I can't grill in my apartment, right? Well that's how I really wanted to prepare the chicken but since the option was taken off the table I decided to go with a broiling method. No big deal until... dun dun dun... I closed the electric stove with un-soaked wooden skewers! YIKES!
Lesson learned.. lesson learned. 🙂
- 1 mango cubed
- juice of a lime
- 1 tbsp honey (21g)
- Pinch of dried mint leaves (about ⅛ tsp)
- About a pound of chicken tenders (or boneless breasts cut into tender like pieces)
- Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
I think this would better grilled but I'll right up how I prepared it.
pre-heat the broiler.
Puree the mango, lime juice honey and mint leaves.
Place the chicken on skewers and season with salt and pepper.
Pour the mango puree on the chicken and let site for at least 10 minutes. (I made the toddlers lunch while waiting 🙂
Lay the chicken on a broiling pan pouring any extra puree on top. Broil about 5-6 minutes a side depending on the thickness of your chicken.
I served with everyone's favorite.. PEAS! Something, I have to admit, the kid eats without argument. 🙂