So there’s been a fair bit of trying to involve the kids in cooking of late, particularly the bigger boys and especially Oscar. He’s been doing a life skills course at school and the impact at home has been quite noticeable – it has been a good wake-up call for me that he is getting older, wanting to do and help more and helping prepare dinner and bake other goodies seems a good way to get him involved.
To that end, I bought the recent Donna Hay annual special kids edition, certainly not for the ridiculously themed parties (OMG if I ever put that level of effort into a theme for a kids party just take me out to the back paddock will you) but for the section ‘Learn to cook: kids only‘ section that had some easy recipes for kids to make. Needless to say, it has been a huge hit.
Obviously the following can be built upon according to your kids tastes and you can marinate for as long as you like, but this is the starting point.
Crazy Chicken Sticks
Donna Hay Magazine: Annual Kids Edition
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 medium chicken breasts
- Mix the soy, sugar, garlic and oil in a bowl
- Slice up the chicken and feed onto skewers
- Put in the marinade and leave for 15 minutes
- Heat a char grill and grill each skewer for about 2 minutes on each side.
- Serve with steamed rice and greens.