Just Let Us Eat – Secret to Enjoyable Dinners with Little Kids + 3 Super Easy Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Recipes

Grownup Gripe: All too often we want what we can’t have (and maybe you miss it) but I have to say more often than not dinner with young kids is anything but enjoyable for EVERYONE involved.

Maybe just maybe for the first few minutes it’s doable but anything over five minutes is ratchet.

The complaints roll in, they squirm around as if they’re in the electric chair and dinner is DONE.

So what’s the secret? I’ve found it’s easier to feed them before I eat and everybody wins.

This way you can tend to their needs-that multiply at meals-without your food getting cold.

They say eat as family blah blah blah but “they” obviously don’t have to eat with littles.

If you’ve got little ones under age five I’m sorry but you’ll be hard-pressed to ever eat a hot meal.

When I used to watch the old classic ‘The Christmas Story’ I felt bad for Ralphy’s mom!

Now I know it wasn’t just her inability to say no!

We have 1-2 dinners a week as a whole family but that’s our tolerance…maybe yours is higher.

The rest of the week my husband and I carve out our dinnertime after theirs so everyone is happy.

That’s not always how it works out but it has definitely helped make dinner enjoyable again.

Maybe dinner (or whatever meal) is your little one-on-one time with your child(ren) and if it’s the case, that’s different however if you’re like me clocking in full days with ‘em it’s unlawful 😭.

If you worked ANY other legit job by LAW you are to have a 30 minute break per 9 hour shift technically with 2 fifteen minute breaks as well.

Am I right?!?

Understandably I took on this “job” knowing the hours but until you’re really in it you’re clueless.

All I do know is at meal time these little hellions know they’ve got us by the balls, in one place usually around the same time, uninterrupted.

Maybe your dinner time is peaceful and if so kudos to you and your kiddos, that’s awesome.

If not do the home cook a favor and treat ‘em to a meal out or cook ‘em an EASY recipe below.

Show them your appreciation! They deserve it.

These 3 amazingly easy recipes make good ‘ol plain chicken taste absolutely scrumptious.

Grocery Store Rotisserie Chicken at Home

Package of chicken thighs or quarters

Your Favorite Chicken seasoning

Soy sauce

Preheat oven to 425°. Line cookie sheet with tinfoil for easy clean up. Lay chicken out on top. Liberally season in place chicken thighs in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.

Open oven and flip pan around, make sure not getting too cooked in one spot-cook 15 more.

Pull the chicken out and based with juices. Put back in oven for 5 to 10 more minutes basting and flipping the pan to ensure even cooking.

Skin should be crispy and the meat should be falling off the bone and juicy when pulling out.

Let’s sit for a few minutes and enjoy!

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Creamy Low-Carb Crack Chicken

Three big chicken breasts

One packet of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning

One block of cream cheese

One cup of sharp shredded cheese

6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)

Plop everything in the crockpot and heat on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours until chicken is cooked thoroughly easy to pull apart and cream.

About 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat. Place bacon slices on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Place in preheated oven at 400° 15-20 mins.

You also can fry the bacon but whatever is easiest and then let cool and crumble. Sprinkle on top when serving with shredded cheddar.

Click here if you want the chaffle recipe as well!

Green onions make it look pretty and it can be served a variety of ways whether on chaffles, toast, or just straight up is how I like it 😋

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Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Curry

3 big chicken breasts or use 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Curry powder (I like the spicy one!)

Seasoning salt (I use slap your mama!)

Unsweetened coconut milk

8 to 10 garlic cloves

1/2 red/white onion

Two zucchinis, sliced lengthwise

One jalapeño (optional)

Cauliflower rice

Lime and cilantro (optional)

This is easiest done in the crockpot. season chicken thoroughly with curry and seasoning.

Place chicken, coconut milk, onions and garlic in The crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 2 to 4 until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

An hour before you’re ready to eat, cut up the zucchini and place in the crockpot to cook too.

Cut up cilantro and add lime to the heated cauliflower rice and place chicken curry on top!

I add Sriracha and hot chili paste. It’s exquisite.

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