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Despite my good intentions, there are nights I forget to plan anything for dinner. It happens. On those days I find myself rummaging around in the fridge at 4pm when the kids are cranky and it suddenly occurs to me that I have no idea what to feed them for dinner.

Oh, the TERROR.

I know I have about 45 minutes before my kids go absolutely bonkers, so I settle in for a quick panic attack.  Then I remember… I’M A MOM and I can MAKE STUFF HAPPEN UNDER PRESSURE– so I default to a few tried and true kid-friendly recipes. These recipes I know I can make quickly (under 30 minutes) and without much prep. 6 Ingredient Chicken Poppers to the rescue! The purpose of this recipe is NOT to perform an act of culinary genius, but rather to GET THE JOB DONE.  They take no time to make, the ingredients are usually in my kitchen, AND my kids eat them. Try dipping them in a honey mustard sauce, or in fermented ketchup for extra probiotic power!

What are your favorite last minute dinners?  Share in the comments below!

6 Ingredient Popcorn Chicken (Serves 4)

6 Ingredient Popcorn Chicken (Gluten-free)
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6 Ingredient Popcorn Chicken
Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Serves: 4
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 2 large eggs
  • Butter, Ghee or Coconut oil (for dairy free option), for cooking
  1. Put the oats in a food processor or coffee grinder and process until you have coarse flour. In a shallow bowl combine the ground oats, salt and garlic powder. In a second shallow bowl whisk the eggs together. Set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into very small, bite sized pieces.
  3. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture and then through the oat mixture until coated.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat up your healthy oil of choice. I use about 2 tablespoons of ghee. Place the coated chicken pieces into the pan and shallow fry them for about 4 minutes per side or until the chicken pieces are cooked through (time will depend on size of your chicken pieces). You may choose to sprinkle with a little extra salt.
  5. Serve with dipping sauce.

6 ingredient popcorn chicken from www.kulamama.com

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