I’ve been quite encouraged to head back into the kitchen to cook for the little one. I guess there is something memorable about a mother’s cooking and I hope that she will remember the dishes that I have made for her when she grows up.
We had some leftover cream and I was quite inspired to make a creamy chicken stew for her. A new dish that I could introduce to her, I thought. The chicken slices that I got from the supermarket run was quite a lot so I made a creamy chicken stew done in 2 variations that she could enjoy both for lunch and dinner.
I usually steer clear from having too many flavors simply because she doesn’t like pepper and other types of herbs. So this chicken stew is really a mish-mash of what I think would work for a picky little eater.
I marinated the chicken slices with some mushroom powder overnight. To cook the chicken stew, I simply stir-fried some white onion slices that were minced pretty finely. Once the onions were slightly browned, I threw in the chicken bits and continue to stir-fry the chicken. When the chicken was partially cooked, I added the cubed potatoes and continued to cook them. Thereafter, I added edamame and corn into the mixture and continued to stir-fry all the ingredients. Add chicken stock and let the stock simmer with the ingredients. Cover pan for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add corn starch to thicken the sauce and then 2 tablespoons of cream for added taste.
As you can see, I don’t really have the exact measurements for this recipe. Like I said, it’s a mash-up of what I have been researching on and decided what would work for the girl. The portions were quite generous for a child so I divided them into two and let her have half for lunch with rice.
The remaining was left for dinner. I got some frozen prata in the fridge and thought she would like to try out this puff pastry chicken pot pie (an old dish I used to love ordering from Country Manna). It was pretty simple to replicate. All we needed to do is to just slap on the frozen prata on an oven-safe casserole dish and brush the prata with egg-wash.
It was really that simple and she enjoyed having this dish for dinner too! Another recipe for keeps. Let me know if you do try this for your fussy eater and hopefully it will yield the same happy results too!