Welcome to Kids in the Kitchen. This is my 2nd KITK post, which will be a regularly occurring feature the first Friday of every month (check out the first one for St Patrick’s Day).
I am always surprised to hear that people aren’t teaching their children how to cook…or even basic kitchen rules and safety. It’s just something that I do naturally, so I thought I would share with y’all.
I am looking for pictures of you in the kitchen teaching your kids and of course, your kid friendly recipes. If you have anything you’d like to share or would like to be considered as a guest poster please email me at aroundmyfamilytable (at) gmail.com with the subject Kids In The Kitchen.
My 8 year old nephew, Robert, just loves to help out in the kitchen. He has been cooking with his mom….my sister…for many years now. In fact, Robert came up with this recipe and makes the whole meal for his family of 6 all on his own. My 6 year old daughter also makes this meal, but I thought I would let him share it with you today.
BBQ Chicken Bites
1/2 – 1 chicken breast per person
bottle of favorite BBQ sauce
Cut the chicken breasts into roughly 1 x 2 inch cubes. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, cook the chicken (stirring often) until it is no longer pink in the center and a light golden brown on the outside. Add about 1/2 a bottle of BBQ sauce to the chicken, stirring to coat. Add more sauce to your family’s preferences. Cook until the sauce is warm; it only takes a minute or two.
Serve with brown rice and a green salad.
I promise your kids will not only love to eat this meal, but they can easily prepare it too.
Teachable Moments: cleanliness, knife safety, skillet/stovetop safety, salmonella poisoning
Finally, I want to thank my friend, Lucretia, over at Paisley Moon Whimsical Art Studios for putting my scattered ideas into graphic form for this project (and all of my other buttons and graphics). She is super quick and such a pleasure to work with. Please stop by her sight if you have a chance and say hi.