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Solutions for Picky Eaters: Chicken Lollipops

This is a dinner to cure the picky eaters out there of their habit! I love chicken skewers (or chicken lollipops as they’re sometimes called) even now as an adult. Really, the chicken is just a vessel for delicious dipping sauces anyway, but isn’t that how most veggies are for kids?

This is a super easy recipe, and better yet – they can be frozen too for quick weeknight meals or a weekend snack. Moms – you might want to dip these in a peanut sauce, so divine! Kids usually opt for ranch dressing or ketchup or course!

Check it out:

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You’ll Need

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 24 (10-inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups plain dried bread crumbs



  1. Cut each chicken breast lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
  2. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
  3. Carefully fold the chicken strips slightly and weave them onto the skewers. Weave them by creating an S shape with the chicken over the skewer.
  4. Set your grill to medium-high, close the lid, and heat until hot — about 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together stir the oil and the barbecue sauce.
  6. Spread the bread crumbs on a sheet of waxed paper.
  7. Lightly brush the sauce mixture over the chicken strips and then roll them in the bread crumbs until coated.
  8. Grill the chicken fingers uncovered until they’re no longer pink inside, about 2 to 4 minutes per side on a gas grill.
  9. Serve with tyour child’s favorite dipping sauce.

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