Chicken Parmesan Bites {Toddler Approved Meals}

I have been trying to come up with healthy, fun dinners that my preschooler and toddler would be more interested in. Lately all they want is carbs and sweets so I've been thinking up ways to turn typical chicken dishes into more kid-friendly meals.

And I've been craving chicken parmesan for a while so why not make it into parmesan bites? Put a side of noodles and sauce on the plate and I had one meal my son and daughter were more than likely to enjoy. Right? Right! 

I put a plate of three chicken parmesan bites, 1/4 cup of noodles w/ sauce and a few broccoli florettes in front of them and they went to town! And the best part? I used only one chicken breast to feed my whole family. Isn't that awesome? And budget friendly!

Chicken Parmesan Bites 
  • 1 chicken, breast, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tablespoons 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup Progresso® Italian-Style Bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Place chicken breast pieces in a bowl and cover with milk. Let soak for a few minutes while prepping the other ingredients. Place 1/4 cup of flour into a large ziploc bag. Measure out 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs and place into a container with salt and pepper. Grate parmesan cheese into the same container, stir to combine and set aside. Place egg white in a small bowl.

Take chicken and place in bag with flour. Shake vigorously until the chicken is well coated. Put coated chicken in bowl with egg white and stir to coat chicken. Place bread crumb mixture in bag you just used for flour. Put chicken back in the bag and shake again coating the chicken with bread crumbs.

Heat oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Add coated chicken to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 15 minutes. When chicken is cooked thoroughly remove from pan and serve with spaghetti and marinara sauce. Add some steamed veggies or a nice salad to make this a complete meal.

3 servings* (5 bites) | 7 WW+ Points

* Does not include spaghetti & marinara sauce

4 comment(s) with love:

Janelle said... Reply To This Comment

i love this easy recipe. you shared it w/ me years ago & i still make it for the kids all the time. i go extra on the cheese!!

Tiffany C. said... Reply To This Comment

I make a version of these for my family and we all love them. I might try your recipe next :)

Kari said... Reply To This Comment

Mmm... we basically make these except we use broccoli instead of chicken. They are so yummy! I might have to make a half batch of chicken next time for Dane, though!

The Frugal Greenish Mama said... Reply To This Comment

I love that they are bite sized! My kids love this but I will have to try bite sized next time! Oh and love the idea of broccoli too!