Chicken & Pineapple Bites

Children love assembling their own food and find it great fun to eat with their fingers so these little bites are a perfect lunchbox idea.

Chicken Pineapple Lunchbox Bites

Chicken Pineapple Lunchbox Bites

 

 

What You'll Need

2 chicken fillets

1 lime – rind and juice

2 teaspoons ginger – use the ginger that comes in a squeeze tube to save time

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Equipment

Chopping Board

Knife

Freezer bag

Oven Tray

Parchment Paper / tinfoil

Skewers

How to Do It

Chicken Lickin' Time

  1. 1Cut the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Keep them all about the same size.
  2. 2Put them into a freezer bag, then add in the lime’s rind and juice, ginger and soy sauce.
  3. 3Seal the freezer bag and leave to marinade in the fridge for an hour.
  4. 4Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the chicken pieces on top.
  5. 5Cook the chicken in a preheated oven at 180oC for 15 - 20 minutes.
  6. 6When cool enough to handle pop onto a skewer with chunks of pineapple & cherry tomatoes.
  7. 7Great to eat warm for dinner or cold in the lunch box. Lovely to serve wit a guacamole (avocado dip) or sweet chilli mayo.

Top Tips

  • Use a kitchen scissors or knife to chop the chicken. Keep the pieces even in size so they all cook through a the same time.
  • Mind your knuckles on the grater – a handheld grater called a microplane is great for this.
  • If you don’t have a juicer – just prod the inside flesh of lime with a fork and twist – all the juice just runs out.
  • There is no need to add any extra seasoning to this recipe – the soy sauce has some salt so this adds plenty of flavour making sure this is a really healthy dish.
  • Lining the oven tray with tin foil or parchment paper is great – is stops the chicken sticking and makes clean up much quicker.
  • Check the chicken is cooked the whole way through by cutting a piece open. It should be white and not pink or opaque in the middle.

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