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Chicken and Rice My Kids Eat #KidsintheKitchen

Each week I usually feature my kids working on something food related. We’ve played pretend restaurant, colored rice for crafts and even worked on our measuring. This week(which was supposed to be last week’s post)is about how I take 2 simple ingredients and make them my own to serve to my family.
#KidsintheKitchen, getting them to eat chicken
Chicken and Rice tastes so nice. This is the little diddy my family sings when I tell them that’s what we are having for dinner. We eat a lot of chicken. For a couple years all we ate was boneless skinless breasts. They’ve been cooked all different ways with all different sauces and spices. Over the last year I’ve been incorporating more chicken on the bone like thighs and legs. This week i went big and made chicken quarters. This is a large piece of meat; it includes the leg and thigh. Typically I bust out my cast iron pot an give these a really dark crispy skin but since they are so large I had to go the over roasted route.
I quarter 4-5 small onions to give the chicken a place to sit above the juices and fat it will release. Our side was brown rice with Mexican black beans. The onions in the bottom of the pan get eaten too, they are delicious!
raw chicken , kids in the kitchen
I didn’t even get a picture of the kids eating because it was gone so fast. They’ve really embraced the different texture and flavor of the darker meat. It’s way more forgiving when baking too, it stays moist and really just needs salt and pepper for a boost of flavor.
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  1. Mmmm, that meal really did sound yummy, mama!

  2. That looks DELICIOUS! I am not a fan of the dark meat, but I bet I could do something similar with a chicken breast, yea?

  3. This looks great the rice also yummy black bean are great. Legs are my favorite i love dark meat.

  4. I, too, need to try more recipes with chicken on the bone!

  5. I’m not a fan of dark meat, but this does look good! Glad it was a hit with your family!

  6. Chicken on the bone is my son’s new favorite. You meal looks so healthy and delicious! The black beans and brown rice sound yummy too! Do you season them when you cook them together? What do you use if so?

    • my black beans are cooked with onion, garlic, cumin, sazon packet, bacon if I have it, lots of pepper and oregano. I could eat them everyday

  7. Yum! Delicious and healthy!!

  8. That looks so good. My kids would love to help me make that.

  9. Nicole @ One Punky Mama says

    Yum! I’ve only just discovered that I really DO like the dark meat. After my entire life of saying “ew” Hahah. Glad to see a simple recipe I can try!

  10. I’ve never left chicken on the one while cooking unless I roast an entire chicken, so this is a great idea!

  11. My toddler is always in the kitchen but I am now trying to find a way she can start helping. She definitely wants too! Yummy chicken recipe.

  12. What a great healthy meal! Yum, I’m hungry!

  13. I haven’t tried dark meats with my kids. I’m going to have to try – and that rice looks so yummy!

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