Kids in the Kitchen Recipe: Chicken Costoletta Fingers

0779 Chicken Costoletta FingersDid you know that children who participate in meal preparation with their mother or father tend to have better eating habits than those who don’t? Kids who help prepare their families’ meals tend to eat more fruits, vegetables and dietary fiber and are more willing to try new foods.

This month, we want to help you create opportunities to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Younger children can help with rinsing fruits and vegetables, tearing lettuce for a salad and cutting soft foods with a butter knife. Older kids can assist in creating these twists on our April menu, such as turning Chicken Costoletta into kid-friendly chicken fingers.

Here’s how:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F, spray baking sheet
  2. Remove one chicken breast at a time from bag and cut into 3 strips. Add strips to the breading. Toss in bag to coat, pressing into both sides. Set on a baking sheet, and repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
  3. Sprinkle with remaining breading and for a crispy golden crust, spray tops of chicken heavily with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 20-22 min. (internal temp. 165°F).
  5. Add white wine cream sauce to med sauce pan, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer on low, whisk occasionally. Cook 5-6 minutes, until sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Place cream sauce in a small container for dipping. Also serve with other kids friendly sauces like ranch or BBQ sauce.