Nick goes through phases with chicken nuggets. Sometimes he likes them and requests them (the Costco whole-grain version is a new favorite). Other times, he wants no part of them, to the point that he swears he’s never liked chicken nuggets in his entire seven-year-old life. Oh the drama! When he went through his “like” phase, I tried to hook him on my homemade version of chicken fingers. Although routinely categorized as more “kid food,” I happen to love them. They’re light with a crispy crust and blow the fast food versions out of the water. Unfortunately he will barely touch them. No matter. His loss.
When my Mom made these Chicken Wraps for the kids recently, I held my breath as Nick eyed them suspiciously. The first time they made their appearance, he refused to even try them, but later at dinner that night, he ended up requesting them. This recipe is simple enough that long after everything is put away, when your kid suddenly reconsiders, you can pull it together in just a few minutes. It’s perfect for your little (or big!) finicky eater.
Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home’s Simple and Delicious magazine
- 16 frozen breaded chicken tenders
- 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
- 4 sun-dried tomato tortillas (10 inches), room temperature
- 3 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 4 slices pepper Jack cheese
- Hot pepper sauce, optional
Bake chicken according to package directions. Meanwhile, spread 2 tablespoons salad dressing over each tortilla. Sprinkle lettuce and olives down the center of each tortilla. Top with cheese and chicken; drizzle with hot pepper sauce if desired. Roll up; secure with toothpicks. Yield: 4 servings.
Sarah Caron says
Oh, those sound so easy and delicious. Will would LOVE that — he is crazy about ranch dressing…and chicken fingers.
You gotta train them early or you will never be able to feed them anything….they look great to me!
the projectivist says
this might be a sneaky way to get my kids to eat wraps.
then i can gradually add more and more salad fillings!
Agree with doggybloggy .. if you start young they will be more receptive. These look perfect for children and I bet my 4 would love them!
I tend to think most things taste better in wrap/sandwich form. They are just more fun to eat that way! I remember when my sister was picky about food. She had this word that she used for everything – schloopy – and things were either too schloopy or not schloopy enough. And they changed on a daily basis. And sometimes you wanted things to be schloopy and sometimes you didn’t. It was complicated. Luckily she grew out of it.
Great idea to put them in a wrap! I know I would enjoy them even if the boys decided to ‘boycot’ them… but, I doubt they would!
These look delicious. I make my own fish tacos too like this.
I hope these taste good with dino chicken, cause this is what I am making for dinner!
This is my first time to read your site………………….how about sharing your recipe for your homemade chicken fingers. I’m sure they will be a lot fresher and taste yummier than the frozen ones……………………but kids are kids! (I have 4, all grown up, and they are still that way!) :(
Glad you’ve found something Nicholas likes. I gave you an award.
Ummmm, that looks good.
Sarah – they definitely have “kid” written all over them! ;)
Cynthia – sure was!
Claire – you are too sweet – thanks so much!
Pam – haven’t made them in awhile, but definitely overdue – here you go – thanks for dropping by!
Magda – lol
Mandy – haven’t made fish tacos in ages – yum…
Patsy – something that is kid-approved, but adult-approved is a definite bonus. ;)
Joanne – too funny about the schloopy! You know what I can’t figure out? How to make the wraps look as good as they do when delis and restaurants make them!
Donna and Doggy – I totally agree on the start ’em early. I have an old friend that has the pickiest palate ever and it is very much because her mom catered to her whims growing up, which I very vividly remembered. No plans for going through that here :)
Projectivist – perfect little vehicle for a little hidden treasure. ;)