Crumbed chicken wings
(this recipe is perfect for pieces too)
Fussy eaters often prefer ‘pre-chewed’ meat like chicken nuggets, as they are easy to eat and there is no risk of ‘weird’ bits or bones.
However, there are also many picky eaters who are carnivores and happy to eat most meats offered.
I have made wings as they are a favourite in our house, but the same coating is fabulous on chicken pieces or drumsticks.
Having a coating that is crunchy is great for ticking boxes too!
I haven’t measured anything as it will depend on the quantity of chicken but to give an indication, half a cup of coating would easily cover 20 big wings.
Polenta – I used polenta in this instance but have also used a variety of other grains from quinoa to amaranth. I put them into my spice grinder to make into a gritty powder. Panko are also an option.
Additions – all of these are optional and are stirred into the crunchy mix prior to coating the chicken (or fish!). Salt (usually a favourite for fussy eaters), pepper, paprika or smoked paprika, garlic powder, chilli. If you are making a batch for the whole family, you can always separate the coating so some have more or less spice.
Chicken – I soak in buttermilk during the day (1 cup milk to one tsp of lemon or vinegar)
– Mix the coating ingredients
– Coat the chicken
– Bake at 200˚ until cooked through
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
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