15 Easy and Yummy Chicken Recipes For Kids

A child having deep fried chicken

Chicken for kids is not only filling but quite nutritious for their growing bodies. But most of the time, chicken-based dishes might be prepared only on weekends or certain occasions. However, there are certain simple recipes that can be made for kids quickly and could be a part of their school tiffin as well.

Simple and Quick Chicken Recipes Ideas for Children

A little boy eating chicken nuggets

Here are some simple recipes with chicken that your children will love.

1. Rolls with a Chicken Filling

Also known as enchiladas, this is a perfect recipe to bring the day to an end as a family.

What You Will Need

  • 4 boneless and skinless half chicken breasts
  • 8 – 10 rotis
  • Chopped onion
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Minced garlic clove
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried parsley
  • Taco sauce
  • Chopped peppers
  • Sour cream
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Chilli powder
  • Pepper

How to Prepare

  1. Prepare the oven by heating it to 180 degrees
  2. Take a non-stick pan and heat oil in it. Place the chicken and let it cook so that its tenderness and the pink colour disappears.
  3. Drain away the excess fat from the chicken breasts. Place it on a plate and cut the chicken into small pieces. Put the pieces back in the pan and cook further.
  4. Begin by adding parsley, onion, sour cream, oregano, pepper, and cheddar cheese. Let it cook until the cheese begins to melt.
  5. Add tomato sauce, chopped peppers, chilli powder, garlic and salt and mix it all well together.
  6. Place the tortillas in a plate and roll chicken inside them in equal amounts. Place them on the baking dish.
  7. Add toppings of cheddar cheese and taco sauce to them and place them in the oven.
  8. Let them bake uncovered for around half an hour and then cool down.

Time required – 90 minutes

Total servings – 4 plates

2. Chicken Crepes with Asparagus

These might take some time to prepare but these chicken crepes have the perfect balance and combination of protein, fibre, and many other nutrients, making it a great breakfast for a weekend.

What You Will Need

  • A cup of asparagus
  • A couple of eggs
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Sugar
  • Whipping cream
  • Cooked ham
  • A cup of chopped cooked chicken
  • Condensed chicken soup
  • Milk
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Flour
  • Mayonnaise
  • Nutmeg

How to Prepare

  1. Take a bowl and crack open the eggs in it with some milk. Beat the mixture together. Add sugar and flour to it and beat it well. Place the bowl in the fridge, covered, for an hour.
  2. Take a pan and grease it slightly. Heat it and add the crepe batter in the centre. Spread it with a spoon to cover the entire pan.
  3. Once the top part is dry, flip it and cook the other side for a few seconds. Repeat the process to make as many crepes as required.
  4. Take a bowl and add chicken soup, nutmeg, and the Worcestershire sauce to it. Mix it properly and take a small portion of this in a separate cup.
  5. In the existing bowl with the mixture, add asparagus, ham and chicken and mix it properly. Take two spoons of this mixture and pour it on the crepe gently. Roll the crepe to cover it tightly.
  6. Grease a baking tray and place the crepes on it with the open side below.
  7. Pour the mixture from the cup onto the crepes and add some grated parmesan cheese on top of it.
  8. Place the tray in the oven and bake it for about half an hour at a temperature of 190 degrees.
  9. Mix the cream and mayonnaise and spread the mixture over the crepes. Add more cheese if required. Broil the crepes for 5 minutes until they become golden brown.

Time required – 40 minutes

Total servings – 4 plates

3. Chicken Soup With Noodles

A nice healthy chicken soup is the perfect comfort food for any illness as well as for boosting strength.

What You Will Need

  • A couple of cups of egg noodles
  • Around 12 cups of chicken broth
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Chopped celery
  • Chopped onion
  • 3 cups of cooked chicken diced in cubes
  • Water
  • Salt

How to Prepare

  1. Take a bowl and mix water with some salt in it. Boil it. Once it starts boiling, add egg noodles and vegetable oil and let it boil for another ten minutes. If the noodles seem cooked, stop the heat and drain away the water.
  2. In a pan, put the broth, salt, and seasoning together. When it boils, add celery and onion to it. Stir it well and then cover with a lid. Let it sit on a low flame for about 12-15 minutes.
  3. Take a small bowl and add water with some cornstarch. Let it dissolve fully, then add the mixture to the soup slowly, while stirring continuously.
  4. Once the required consistency is reached, mix the noodles and stir properly, letting it heat for a while.

Time required – 45 minutes

Total servings – 12 bowls

4. Chicken and Spinach Open Tart

Also known as a quiche, this is yet another nutritious item that is well deserved to be had at the beginning of the day. Keeping frozen chicken in stock helps reduce the preparation time on this.

What You Will Need

  • A couple of bunches of fresh spinach
  • A cup of cooked chicken
  • Mayonnaise
  • Milk
  • Chopped onion
  • Unbaked pie crust
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • A few eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Prepare 

  1. Take the pie crust and sprinkle it with shredded cheddar cheese. Let it sit.
  2. Take a bowl and add chicken, onion, spinach, and cheese together to it. Mix it properly.
  3. Place the chicken mixture inside the pie crust evenly.
  4. Take another bowl and add mayonnaise, pepper, salt, and eggs to it. Whisk it properly and pour this mixture over the items in the pie.
  5. Place the pie in the oven and bake it for around 40-45 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees.

Time required – 75 minutes.

Total servings – 6 plates.

5. Chilli Chicken

This is one of the chicken recipes for kids Indian homes are bound to make. It is quite fun as it has the right amount of spice and is great to eat on a cold winter night.

What You Will Need 

  • 6 boneless and skinless chicken breast half portions
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Chopped onion
  • A couple of cups of chicken broth
  • Chopped green peppers
  • Drained and rinsed cannellini beans
  • Chopped green onions
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Red pepper powder
  • Shredded cheese

How to Prepare 

  1. Take a large pot and add olive oil to it. Heat it and add onions to it. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes then add chicken to it. Keep stirring and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Later, add cilantro, red pepper powder, cumin powder, oregano, chopped peppers, garlic powder and chicken broth to it and mix properly. Let the mixture sit on low heat for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Then, add the beans to the mixture and stir it once again. Let it simmer for around 10 minutes.
  4. Once cooked, top it with some cheese and green onion.

Time required – 35 minutes

Total servings – 6 plates

6. Hash Brown with Chicken Sausage 

This is a quick, healthy and tasty dish that cannot be resisted by kids for a nutritious morning breakfast.

What You Will Need 

  • A couple of cups of frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 4 patties of chicken sausage
  • Butter
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Gouda cheese
  • Rye bread

How to Prepare 

  1. Read the hash brown packet for instructions and cook them accordingly.
  2. Take a pan and cook the sausage patties in it until they start turning brown.
  3. Take another pan and heat it on a medium flame. Take the rye bread slices and butter them on one side. Place the buttered side down on the pan.
  4. Add cheese slices on each bread slice, along with sausage patty, cheddar cheese and hash brown potatoes. Cover these with the other bread slices, keeping the butter side open.
  5. Turn them so that each buttered side is cooked to a light brown colour. The cheese will be melting as well.

Time required – 25 minutes

Total servings – 2 plates

7. Grilled Chicken with Potato

When looking for quick chicken recipes for kids’ dinner, this is quick to make and quick to serve as well.

What You Will Need

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Thickly sliced onions
  • Peeled and diced potatoes
  • Sliced button mushrooms
  • Deseeded and diced bell peppers
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pepper
  • Salt

How to Prepare 

  1. Prepare an outdoor grill by preheating it.
  2. Take a bowl and add oil to it. Follow up with vinegar, dried basil and thyme, garlic powder, salt, pepper. Mix it all together.
  3. Take aluminium foil and cut it into 4 squares. Place a chicken breast in the centre of a square and add vegetables and mushrooms to it. Pour the previously made mixture over it and close the foil to make a packet.
  4. Repeat the same for other packets as well.
  5. Place these packets on the grill and grill them for around 45 minutes on medium flame.

Time required – 50 minutes

Total servings – 4 plates

8. Chicken And Egg Hash

Got leftover chicken and ham? Put it all together to make a great protein-rich breakfast.

What You Will Need

  • Chicken thighs with bone
  • Chicken broth
  • Peeled and diced potatoes
  • Diced bell pepper
  • Chopped scallions
  • Thyme
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pepper
  • Salt

How to Prepare 

  1. Take a pan and add some oil to it. Heat it.
  2. Add seasonings of salt and pepper to the chicken and place it in the pan. Let it cook for ten minutes on each side until it is completely golden brown.
  3. Remove the fat. Pour the chicken broth into the pan and let it cook on low heat for about half an hour.
  4. Take out the chicken and shred it. Gently skim the fat from the pan and keep it in a cup.
  5. Take a pot and fill it with water. Place potatoes in it and cook them for a few minutes. Let the water boil once and then drain it away.
  6. In the same pan as before, add potatoes, diced pepper, onions and scallions and sauté them for a few minutes. Add thyme and paprika and sauté some more.
  7. Later, add chicken to it and saute for a few minutes, as you begin the add the skimmed fat from the cup as required.
  8. Remove the flame and sprinkle scallion greens over it.

Time required – 30 minutes

Total servings – 4 plates

9. Chicken Nuggets

These can be snacks or can be an accompaniment to dinner itself. Chicken nuggets can go anywhere and everywhere.

What You Will Need

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast portions
  • Dried basil
  • Dried thyme
  • Melted butter
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt

How to Prepare

  1. Prepare the oven by heating it to 200 degrees. Take a cookie sheet and grease it well.
  2. Place the chicken breasts on a plate and cut them into cubes.
  3. Take a bowl and mix salt, thyme, basil, cheese, and breadcrumbs all together in it.
  4. Dip the chicken cubes in the butter, and then roll them in the mixture to get a good coating. Place these cubes on the sheet. Repeat for all cubes.
  5. Place these cubes in the oven and bake for around 15-20 minutes.

Time required – 40 minutes

Total servings – 6 plates

10. Chicken Mayo Sandwich

The quickest chicken breakfast you could ever put together.

What You Will Need 

  • 3/4th kg of broiler chicken
  • Mayonnaise
  • Bread slices
  • Chopped celery
  • Butter
  • Pepper
  • Salt

How to Prepare

  1. Wash and clean the chicken properly. Place it in slightly salted water and boil it until it is tender. Take the chicken out and shred it.
  2. Add pepper, celery and mayonnaise to the shredded chicken and mix it properly.
  3. Take the bread slices and butter them well. Place the slices on a plate with the buttered side facing up. Add the chicken mixture on it evenly.
  4. Cover it with another buttered slice of bread to make a sandwich.

Time required – 30 minutes

Total servings – 3 plates

11. Tangy Mango Chicken Rice

Strange might be the name, but the flavours complement each other so well, accompanying it with rice is the best way to gorge on this.

What You Will Need

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast half portions
  • Cooked rice
  • Mango slices
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Minced chilli pepper
  • Long strips of yellow red bell peppers
  • Thinly sliced onion
  • Plum sauce

How to Prepare

  1. Take a pan and add oil to it. Heat it and add onions, bell peppers. Stir them for a few minutes and let them become soft.
  2. Add chilli peppers and stir for a few minutes until it starts emitting its smell.
  3. Add chicken and the mango slices along with its juice to the mixture. Stir it well and let it cook well for about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Once the chicken is not pink or tender, turn it over and let it cook on each side.
  5. Add plum sauce to this mixture and keep cooking it until the entire mixture thickens.
  6. Remove the heat and add this to the cooked rice.

Time required – 40 minutes

Total servings – 8 plates

12. Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

Quick, sweet, sour, nutritious, this single recipe hits multiple marks.

What You Will Need 

  • 6 skinless boneless chicken breast half portions
  • Dried parsley
  • Paprika
  • Dried basil
  • Mustard
  • Honey
  • Pepper
  • Salt

How to Prepare

  1. Prepare the oven by heating it to a temperature of 180 degrees.
  2. Take a baking dish and grease it well. Put the chicken in it and sprinkle pepper and salt on it.
  3. Take a bowl and add mustard, paprika, parsley and basil in it together. Mix it properly and pour some portion of this over the chicken, spreading it evenly.
  4. Bake the chicken for about 25-30 minutes in the oven. Take out the dish and flip the chicken pieces. Pour the remaining mixture over the chicken and put it back in the oven. Bake for another 10-15 minutes. The chicken will not be pink anymore.
  5. Let it stay for 8-10 minutes before serving.

Time required – 60 minutes

Total servings – 6 plates

13. Chicken Burger

Why go out at fast food joints when you can make your very own chicken burger right at home!

What You Will Need

  • ½ kg ground chicken
  • Burger Buns
  • Olive oil
  • Grated onion
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Pepper
  • Salt

How to Prepare

  1. Take a bowl and add chicken, salt, pepper, garlic, breadcrumbs, and egg all together in it. Mix it properly.
  2. Clean your hands and take some portion of this mixture in your fists. Flatten it properly using your hands to create a flat chicken patty out of it.
  3. Take another plate and spread breadcrumbs all over it. Place the patty in it and let it be covered evenly. Repeat for all patties.
  4. Take a pan and add some olive oil to it. Keeping the flame medium, add all the patties in it and cook till they become brown.
  5. Place these patties between the burger buns. Use salads if required as well.

Time required – 20 minutes

Total servings – 4 plates

14. Baked Chicken Spaghetti

Go Italian with this preparation and surprise your children with a delicious meal.

What You Will Need 

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast half portions
  • Processed Velveeta cheese
  • Spaghetti
  • Garlic powder
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Condensed chicken soup
  • Pepper
  • Salt

How to Prepare

  1. Take a pot and add water to it. Bring it to a boil and add chicken to it with some salt. Let the chicken cook in it. Later, remove the chicken and let the water continue boiling.
  2. Add spaghetti to the boiling water and let it cook for about 10 minutes. Once softened, remove the broth and place the pot back on the flame.
  3. Shred the chicken and add it to the spaghetti along with chicken soup, tomatoes, chilli peppers and cheese. Add garlic powder, pepper, and salt to get the right taste. Let it cook for a few minutes until the cheese melts, then serve.

Time required – 20 minutes

Total servings – 9 plates

15. Chicken Salad

Chicken brings nutrition and veggies bring health. Put them together and you have a nutritious healthy food item.

What You Will Need

  • ½ kg boneless skinless chicken breast half portions
  • Drained and rinsed black beans
  • Rinsed and chopped green lettuce
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Honey
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Thinly sliced turnip
  • Diced and deseeded bell pepper
  • Peeled and diced mango
  • Pepper
  • Salt

How to Prepare

  1. Take a bowl and add vinegar, garlic, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper to it. Mix it well until it is finely blended. Add olive oil to it and mix it further.
  2. Use this dressing for the chicken breasts. Place the chicken in the fridge after covering them for an hour or so.
  3. Prepare a grill by heating it on medium flame. Place the chicken breasts on it and cook them well.
  4. Take a large bowl and add turnip slices, bell pepper, lettuce, mango in it along with the remaining portion of the dressing. Toss it all together to mix it properly.
  5. Slice the cooked chicken into multiple pieces and mix it with the salad.

Time required – 100 minutes

Total servings – 4 plates

Adding chicken in various meals is a delight since multiple preparations can be made using it. Right from making breakfast recipes with chicken for kids, down to preparing them for lunch and dinner, this takes the form of a filling and nutritious meal as well as a quick snack, at any time of the day.

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