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Chicken Satay (Chicken with Peanut Sauce)

Today we’re continuing our journey around the world and heading to Indonesia, a country made up of over 17,000 islands. Sate, as spelled in Indonesia, is often credited with being a dish from Thailand when in fact it originated on the island of Java. This is a popular street food typically served on a stick and consisting of a meat option and a peanut sauce.

Ingredients

  • Chicken Marinade
  • 1⁄4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 1⁄2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Peanut Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce or more, to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger

Posted by Kids Cook on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Directions

  • Make the peanut sauce, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce and ginger in a small bowl. Whisk in 2-3 tablespoons water until desired consistency is reached; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine coconut milk, soy sauce, curry powder, turmeric, garlic, ginger, brown sugar and fish sauce.
  • In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken and coconut milk mixture; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
  • Drain the chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers. Brush with canola oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Add skewers to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with peanut sauce.

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Main Dishes Meat Recipes

Korean Bibimbap

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil, divided
  • 2 carrots, shredded or spiralized
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 Tbsp + 1/2 tsp soy sauce, divided
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Scallions, thinly sliced, for serving
  • Sesame seeds for serving

Directions

  • In a small bowl, toss the cucumber slices with ½ teaspoon rice vinegar, ¼ teaspoon sesame oil and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
  • Heat ½ teaspoon sesame oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes until a little bit soft, and then remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat ½ teaspoon more sesame oil in the skillet and add the spinach and soy sauce. Cook, tossing, for 30 seconds or until just wilted. Remove from the skillet and gently squeeze out any excess water from the spinach.
  • Add the ground beef to the skillet used to cook the spinach. Cook the beef until fully browned, then add the chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Stir and cook for about one minute, or until everything is evenly mixed and the beef is coated in sauce. Turn the heat off.
  • Assemble the bowls with the rice, beef, cucumber slices, carrots, mushrooms and spinach. Top with a fried egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle generously with the gochujang sauce. Serve with scallions, if desired, and the remaining gochujang sauce on the side.

Posted by Kids Cook on Monday, May 11, 2020

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Breakfast Recipes

Chrissy Teigen’s Yellow Cake Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cups yellow cake mix
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups raspberries or blackberries
  • 1/2 peach, sliced

Directions

  • Stir the milk and oats together in a large bowl and microwave on high for 5 minutes, stopping to stir mid-way through the cooking time.
  • Allow the hot milk and oat mixture to sit for 10 minutes, then stir in the cake mix, eggs, melted butter, and salt.
  • Transfer this mixture to a greased 8 x 8 baking dish, then scatter the berries and sliced peaches on top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes until the center is just set (it may jiggle a little and seem slightly undercooked). Serve warm.

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, May 8, 2020

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Chicken Main Dishes

Seasoned Beer Can Chicken

Cooking a whole chicken is an easy way to stock the fridge with quick lunches and dinners. Shred some for chicken salad or to throw into a quesadilla, slice some for sandwiches, or cube the chicken for a casserole like this King Ranch Chicken casserole!

Ingredients

  • 1 4-5 lb whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 1 can beer divided
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Mix together Italian seasoning, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Wash and dry your bird and lightly coat with olive oil. Rub spice blend all over the chicken.
  • Pour half the can of beer into a separate glass. Drop garlic cloves into the opening of the can of beer. Carefully insert beer can into the cavity of the bird, keeping the beer can upright.
  • Sit chicken on beer can in a large roasting pan. Pull the legs forward to help balance the chicken, if necessary. Pour the remaining beer into the roasting pan (about 1 cup).
  • Place chicken into pre-heated oven. After 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 325.
  • Cook for an hour to an hour and a half until internal temperature reaches 180. Carefully remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  • Carefully lift the chicken off the beer can and cut into desired pieces.

Posted by Kids Cook on Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Activities Recipes

Citrus Scent Balls

An easy and refreshing way to add fresh citrus and herbs to your home. This recipe was inspired by Old Edwards Inn, a spa-retreat in the Highlands area of North Carolina. See the video from Old Edwards here.

Ingredients

  • Citrus, hollowed out to leave just the rind
  • Fresh herbs
  • Sea Salt

Directions

  • Chop fresh herbs
  • Mix into sea salt — you can mix all the herbs together or create separate scents depending on your citrus (lemon/sage, lime/mint, grapefruit/rosemary, etc)
  • Scoop herb infused sea salt into citrus rinds
  • Place on a plate or in a bowl. The sea salt will dry out the herbs and citrus extracting the scent.

Posted by Kids Cook on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Chicken Main Dishes Recipes

Chicken Enchiladas

It’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and what better way than homemade enchiladas. An easy make ahead meal, this recipe could be doubled for the freezer or passed along to a friend or neighbor in need.

Ingredients

  • 8 8-in flour tortillas
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 7-0z can diced green chiles

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine 1 cup of cheese and the chicken. Place some of the mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll up, placing in the prepared dish, seam side down.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth. Cook the mixture until thickened. Stir in the sour cream and the green chiles. Pour the mixture over the top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Posted by Kids Cook on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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Activities Recipes

Homemade Sugar Scrubs

An easy homemade gift for Mom, combine some pantry ingredients for a spa-like treat. We’re making two versions, a lemon and chocolate version, but here’s a simple guide for other combinations as well.

Ingredients

  • Lemon sugar scrub:
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Chocolate body scrub:
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Pour into a decorative jar and cover with a lid.

Posted by Kids Cook on Monday, May 4, 2020

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  • – Decorate your jar to make your gift extra special for mom. Here’s one way, but you can use whatever supplies you have on hand.
    Make some sugar sand for sensory play; maybe Mom can drink a hot cup of coffee while you play!
    Make a sugar ornament in the shape of a heart or flower for Mom.
  • Paint with sugar to make Mom a pretty card.

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Dessert Recipes Snacks

Homemade Popsicles

We’re preparing for a warm weekend which will be full of outdoor fun and WATER! With temperatures finally hitting the 80s for a few days in a row, we’re planning to fill up our inflatable pool, play with our water table and even turn our jungle gym slide into a water slide! We need a tasty treat to enjoy and popsicles seem like the perfect choice! Use whatever combination of fruits you have on hand, add milk, water, yogurt or juice and blend. If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can easily use a plastic cup and a straw!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fruit (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • Liquid of choice (milk, water, yogurt, juice) to blend

Directions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender.
  • Turn blender on an slowly add enough liquid to mix.
  • Blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds.
  • Freeze until solid.
  • Use any extra popsicle mix for a smoothie treat!

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, May 1, 2020

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Recipes Side Dishes

Oven Baked French Fries

It’s burger night at our house and I’m serving up our hamburgers along side Brooklyn’s favorite side dish — French fries! We’re going to prep them in advance so that all I have to do tonight is toss them with some seasoning and pop them in the oven.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large potatoes (Yukon Gold or any potatoes with medium starch content will work)
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Oil for baking

Directions

  • Slice potatoes to desired shape.
  • Place potatoes in a lage bowl and fill with cool water.
  • Place in fridge up to three days.
  • Drain and dry potatoes very well on a towel, allowing them to sit for at least 5 minutes. Pat them to dry completely.
  • Combine spices and sprinkle evenly over the potatoes.
  • Bake in a 425 oven for 20-25 minutes on a well greased cookie sheet, turning halfway through. Or, fry on the stove or in an air fryer.

Posted by Kids Cook on Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Fruit Salad Pops

From Brooklyn: This is a recipe from the Daniel Tiger show “I Love to Be with my Family.” She is very excited to cook it for you today!

Ingredients

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Kabob Sticks or Skewers

Directions

  • Wash all of your fruit.
  • Cut the bananas into slices or circles.
  • Cut the strawberries into quarters or triangles.
  • Put the fruit onto the kabob stick in a pattern.
  • That’s it!

Posted by Kids Cook on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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