This tasty recipe is fun to eat and a great option for picky eaters.
Kids can help:
Cut the tree shapes in the cheese, set cheese on the chicken strips.
What you need:
- Chicken strips
- Mozzarella cheese slices
- Egg white
- Spaghetti sauce
- Fresh basil leaves
- Tree cookie cutter, small
- Beat egg white lightly in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken strips in mixture and then dip into breadcrumbs. Cook in pan with a light layer of olive oil, on medium, turning once. If strips are thin, it will only take a few minutes on each side. Check to make sure center of chicken is cooked, strips should be a golden brown.
- Cut mozzarella slices to approximate strip sizes. Using tree cutter, cut out shape from center of each slice. Put strips in a baking dish after you have spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom. (Skip this step if you are choosing to use dipping sauce). Spread a thin layer of sauce on top of the strips. For green trees, add a basil leaf in the center. Lay cheese slices over strips and broil on low for about one minute, just to lightly melt the cheese.