There are some unique tasks that make preparing the Chicken Marsala a huge hit with our little sous chefs. Did we mention this recipe involves pounding chicken with a meat mallet? Not surprisingly, this is a very popular step!
While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal's featured ingredient: MUSHROOMS.
- Mushrooms are actually fungi (and not plants) since they do not require sunlight to grow.
- Some mushrooms are unsafe to eat, but edible mushrooms (i.e., the ones sold in grocery stores) contain important nutrients, like vitamin B and potassium.
- China is the world’s largest producer of edible mushrooms.
Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Chicken Marsala. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!
To prepare the chicken, kids can:
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To help prepare the marsala sauce, kids can:
To help prepare the pasta, kids can:
*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.