Chicken is one of the most popular weeknight dinners for families. But if you’re tired of making the same old chicken recipes, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to give you some new inspiration.
Your family is sure to love our top chicken recipes below – we’ve even included two faux “chicken” recipes for when you want to include a delicious meatless meal into your rotation!
4 Easy Chicken Recipes for Kids
1. Homemade Chicken Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli
Love noodles and alfredo sauce? Then you’ll love our Homemade Chicken Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli. Not only is this comfort dish tasty, but the addition of broccoli gives you an easy way to add more veggies into your family’s diet. Don’t worry about any broccoli objections either – the alfredo sauce makes it easy to eat even for those who aren’t fans of this veggie!
2. One Pan Chicken Cacciatore Spiralized Zoodles
Looking for a recipe that saves you time in the kitchen? This One Pan Chicken Cacciatore Spiralized Zoodles recipe will be a lifesaver on any busy weeknight. Not only is it quick and easy to make but, since it’s a one-pot meal, you’ll also save time during cleanup. And who doesn’t want that?
3. Kid-Friendly Buffalo Chicken Tacos
These Kid-Friendly Buffalo Chicken Tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday or any time your family is craving tacos! Full of delicious flavor, this recipe is a great way to introduce a bit of heat to your little ones. While the heat level is still mild enough for kids, feel free to adjust to your family’s preferences.
4. One Pan Balsamic Chicken Skillet with Asparagus
Another fabulous one-pot meal with the bonus of a veggie addition, our One Pan Balsamic Chicken Skillet with Asparagus delivers the perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavor.
2 Vegetarian “Chicken” Recipes for Kids
Vegetarian chicken substitutes take on almost any flavor and have a texture that’s pleasing to both adult and kid palates. When you’re looking for a meatless meal that will win over even your most avid meat lover, try these two recipes below. You may just find that they’ll become a couple of your family’s favorite meals!
1. Southern Fried Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets
These Southern Fried Vegetarian “Chicken” Nuggets are made from seitan and deliver the flavor and texture meat-lovers crave. To ensure your nuggets turn out crispy and golden brown, keep the oil temperature medium-hot.
2. Barbecue “Chicken” Wing Pizza
Love pizza but want something a bit heartier without meat toppings? Then this Barbecue “Chicken” Wing Pizza has your name on it! Made with store-bought vegan barbecue chicken “wings,” barbecue sauce and mozzarella cheese, this recipe is sure to be placed on your homemade pizza faves list!
Now that you’re equipped with some wonderful new chicken recipes and “faux” chicken recipes, you’ll be excited to whip up some new flavors in the kitchen. And your family will thank you for it!