Everyday Mom's Meals: Something For The Kiddies

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Something For The Kiddies

Little ones love little food. It's something all of us parents have come to realize and accept there is no way around here. If you can take something "big" and make a mini version of it, kids will eat it. Even if they are usually not fans, if it comes in a smaller packages, their taste buds are usually intrigued. Even Alex, who I have told you is not a picky eater at all, enjoys eating mini versions of some of his favorites. My Southern Fried Chicken Tenders were not only a big hit here on EMM, but also with my #1 taste tester. In fact, he informed me they were some of the best chicken tenders he had ever had, even better than some restaurants! So when I decided it was time to whip up another batch, I thought to myself, why not "miniature-ize" them. Is that a word? Well, it is now. Same concept, a little different ingredients and he can have something even more fun to eat. Now yes, these are fried; and I realize many of you are trying to stay away from the fried foods. I don't fry a lot, so I'm okay w/ treating ourselves every now and again. Like Rachael Ray says, "everything in moderation". Adam couldn't get enough of these. He said they tasted just like Popeye's recipe, but I'll have to take his word for it b/c I've never eaten there. But they must have tasted good b/c he raved about them! I even had time to serve these up w/ a homemade dipping sauce....be sure to come back tomorrow to see how I did that too! And give your kids some mini food tonight and see their eyes light up too!

Popcorn Chicken
1 (2 lb.) package chicken tenders
2 eggs
1 c. flour
2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
Canola Oil for frying

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces, about 1 inch.Sprinkle w/ salt and pepper. In a bowl, whisk egg, seasoned w/ salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine flour and Cajun seasoning. Dip each chicken piece into egg and then dredge in flour. Gently shake off excess. Heat oil in an electric skillet to 350. Fry chicken bites for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
*NOTE* If you don't have an electric skillet, heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat stove top.

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1 comment:

Miz Helen said...

We just love Popcorn Chicken, and your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen