Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chicken Fingers- Baby Style

So once again, in an attempt to introduce more protein into Olivia's diet, I went on a quest for a chicken recipe. She has not been a chicken fan thus far, and I think it may be because it is sort of hard to "chew" for her. 

I found a recipe on a new site I happened upon, that I now love. Here is the recipe I followed:

¾ - 1 lb. package organic chicken tenderloins 1 cup vegetable puree, thinned out with water  2 cups baby cereal (rice, oatmeal or other whole grain) Cooking spray Pinch kosher salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice chicken tenderloins into 1-2 inch long strips and set aside. Fill a wide, shallow bowl with the cereal mixture and another bowl with the vegetable puree. Dredge chicken in baby cereal, then in vegetable puree and go for a second dredge in the cereal mixture. Place chicken fingers on greased cookie sheet (lightly coated with cooking spray).

Bake in oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve immediately or freeze in freezer bags to re-heat for another time.

And with this, Olivia still remains NOT a chicken fan. Dinner was changed last minute to cottage cheese, banana,broccoli pieces, and a few Puffs. I'll try again tomorrow :)


  1. What kind of vegetable puree did you use?

  2. We made these today using sweet potato puree. They were so yummy! Thanks for sharing.