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Asian Chicken Recipe Kids Love

Today we're sharing a favorite recipe in our house.  This Asian Chicken is easy to throw together and always a hit with the kids. This week in our Cooking With Kids A-Z series, we're sharing P for Peppers.  This chicken dish is full of red and green peppers and perfect for filling your family with vegetables!  Cooking with kids is such a fun learning experience and this recipe is no exception.  Chopping, stirring, dicing, and cooking makes this family dinner recipe a great way to learn with your dinner.

Asian Chicken recipe for kids and families, part of the Cooking with Kids A-Z series where kids can cook their way through the alphabet with healthy meal ideas.


Asian Chicken Recipe for Family Dinner

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To make Asian Chicken, you'll need the following ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
2 Tablespoons honey
1 pound chicken breast, diced
1 large green pepper
1 large red pepper
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
2-3 Mandarin oranges, peeled and separated
Edamame, steamed
Rice, enough to feed your family (We make servings for 6).

Asian Chicken recipe for kids and families, part of the Cooking with Kids A-Z series where kids can cook their way through the alphabet with healthy meal ideas.

There are a lot of steps in this recipe, but they are not complicated, and only provide a complex direction following task set for your kids as they cook alongside you.  You can break down the steps of this recipe into one-two step parts to reduce the complexity for younger children.

To begin, warm the olive oil in a saute pan.  Add the chopped garlic and brown slightly by stirring.  Add the chicken and cook on all sides.  Meanwhile, cut the peppers.  To make chopping red and green peppers easier for smaller kids, you can first slice the peppers into strips, Julienne style.  Kids can then easily chop the peppers using a Safety knife.  Have them chop the red and green peppers into large pieces.

Asian Chicken recipe for kids and families, part of the Cooking with Kids A-Z series where kids can cook their way through the alphabet with healthy meal ideas.

Cook the edamame.  To cook, bring a pot of water to a boil.  Add the edamame and cook for a few minutes.  Drain the beans and cool them by rinsing.  Shell the beans by squeezing the pods.  Kids love to pop open edamame shells and separate the beans.  Set aside.

Peel and separate the Mandarin oranges.  Set aside.

Peel and dice the Carrots. I love this Kid-friendly safety vegetable peeler.

Cook the rice.  Set aside.

Once the chicken has browned, add the soy sauce and honey. Stir to coat the chicken and add the red and green peppers, and edamame.  Cook covered for 10 minutes, stirring often.  Remove the lid and add the mandarin oranges.  Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes more. 

Remove from heat and serve over rice.

Asian Chicken recipe for kids and families, part of the Cooking with Kids A-Z series where kids can cook their way through the alphabet with healthy meal ideas.


Asian Chicken recipe for kids and families, part of the Cooking with Kids A-Z series where kids can cook their way through the alphabet with healthy meal ideas.

Pepper Recipes for Kids:

Red Pepper and Green Pepper recipes for kids and families.

Looking for more recipes using peppers?  See what the Cooking With Kids A-Z team has come up with this week using peppers:

Salami and Banana Pepper Stromboli from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Stuffed Peppers from Rainy Day Mum

You will want to follow along on our Cooking With Kids Pinterest board, too:


Our most recent Cooking with Kids recipes:
Vegetable Quesadilla Recipe   Honey Nut Popcorn  Antipasto Skewers

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Want to cook healthy foods for your family?  Grab Yum! Deliciously Healthy Meals for Kids, a cookbook for busy families that want healthy meal ideas. 

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3 comments :

  1. Thanks Jaime! I'm always ready to eat ;)

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  2. This recipe sounds exactly like a dish I'd LOVE! Thanks for sharing!

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