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Jan 6, 2010 01:46 PM

Need Chicken Recipes

I'm cooking for a couple picky eaters.

They both eat chicken but one doesn't eat rice and the other doesn't eat pasta, milk or cheese.

Ugh, I know. That doesn't leave me with many options, so I need help!

I suppose I could put sauce, if any, on the side if it contains milk or cheese though... anyhoo, recipes are appreciated, links too!

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  1. why not just do a simple whole roasted chicken with potatoes or mixed root vegetables?

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      That's what I usually do. I wanted to do something different for a change but that's hard to do when they're so darn picky

      1. re: AlianaIharosi

        you could do something that's a little more saucy or braised like Moroccan chicken with couscous, or chicken cacciatore, or chicken marbella...

        ETA: totally forgot about Dave Lieberman's Apricot Chicken. always a winner.

    2. How about teriyaki chicken from a whole chicken, cut up, with somen noodles to catch the sauce, and a side of stirfried vegetables and tofu? Do they not eat rice/pasta/cheese by preference or because of health restrictions? If it's the former, perhaps you could do rice noodles as a side with, say, shiitake mushrooms, carrot, snow peas and pickled ginger as a side.

      Or as goodhealthgourmet suggests, perhaps a cacciatore and serve with extra sauce and pan-seared polenta as a side, with steamed garlic/lemon kale as a green?

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      1. re: rcallner

        I love teriyaki chicken, I suppose I could make rice and noodles and put both on the side for each of my picky eaters. It's just a bit of a hassle, I wish they were less selective.

      2. How about sort of a Hunter's Chicken served on white bean mash/puree?

          1. If they eat Mexican, tortillas could be your starch ... stew the chicken Mexican style.