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The Game Plan
How Long it Will Take with Kid Chefs
60 minutes (45 of which are active)
10-12 chicken fingers, 3 cups butternut squash, 3 cups Brussels sprouts
Serves 4-6 people
Suggested Serving Size
Little kids (age 8 and under): 1 chicken strip & as many veggies as they want
Big kids and adults (age 9+): 3 chicken strips & as many veggies as they want
Plain greek yogurt:
Milk fat of your choice (for more info, read "What Dairy is Right for My Family?")
Optional to Prep Ahead
If you purchased a whole butternut squash, cube it:
Here’s how to do it. You’ll want to make your cubes about the same size.
Your squash will probably yield more than 1 lb of cubes. Whatever doesn’t fit on the pan can be roasted while you sit down to eat (yum, leftovers!) or frozen.
If you purchased chicken breasts, cut them into tenders:
Cut the breasts into strips about ½” thick
Put the strips between 2 sheets of wax paper, and pound with a meat tenderizer (or soup can). This will make the strips thinner and will ensure a faster cook time.
Grown-up Pro Tip
We keep the butternut squash and Brussels separate on the pan to help kids who don’t like things mixed together. But if that’s not an issue for your kiddos, mix away!
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Dietary Needs and Substitutions
Recipe as Written
To make Gluten-Free and Wheat Free, use GF breadcrumbs like Aleia’s Panko
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