Food & Recipes

Christmas Tree Chicken Parm for Kids

by Kristin Fitch

Christmas Tree Chicken Parm for Kids

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
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Tree cookie cutter, small
  1. 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.
  2. 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.