See the slideshow to go on an adventure with a chicken breast
Photographs copyright Peter Knab
Baked chicken breasts (page 41)
Practical Playtime / Jobs For The Kids
My Cooking With Kids Recipe Diary
Note to readers For the Chicken Breast chapter My Cooking With Kids Recipe Diary is less diary-like than the diary about the other hero ingredients in ADVENTURES WITH INGREDIENTS. This is because I wrote the diary entries as a series of tasting notes which went into the book's recipe introductions, before I decided to write the fuller diaries with this site in mind. I will add to the Chicken Breast Diary as time goes on.
Jake 4 years 5 months, James 1 year 9 months
Chicken breasts are a handy standby for the tiny and toothless. (This description became 'babies and toddlers', which is a much clearer way to say it – I'm writing this note over two years later and I recently lost a tooth opening a vinegar bottle!) I’ll often cook an extra breast, chop it finely, freeze it in ice cube trays. Then if I’ve got some vegetables and potatoes to use up in a puree or chopped mixture, but no protein, I’ll just grab a cube.