Chia Chicken Strips

chia chicken strips for toddlers

I came across an article in the New York Post stating that home cooked meals rank pretty high on the list of things that make us happy. It turns out we are most content when we experience the simple things in life, and managing to fit in time for a family meal is considered to be more exhilarating than cash.

Do you think this is also true for the maker of the family meal? I remember many a dinner when I wanted to pull all of the hair from my head from the sheer stress caused by dining with my family, and in particular, my picky eater. It didn’t matter which foods I fed him, he was determined to eat what he wanted and nothing else. And what he wanted was the ubiquitous chicken nugget.

At the time I didn’t consider making homemade versions of their favourite ‘kid food,’ but boy, do I ever wish I had. Luckily, it didn’t take me long to discover a little trick known as ‘yogurt marinade’ and in no time, my homemade chicken strip making days began. They still continue today and this recipe has appeared on the table more times than I can count. I now boost the topping with a healthy dose of chia seeds. They add a subtle crunch to the coating—not to mention a little extra protein, fibre, omega-3s and antioxidants.

And that, along with dining with my family, makes me really happy.

Find the full printable recipe here: Chia Chicken Strips


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