This dish is definitely one of the more adventurous children's chicken recipes. It includes chicken breast topped with crushed banana and flapjack. Kids may take some persuading to try it - but they should enjoy it when they do

Method
1.
For the flapjack, melt the butter and golden syrup together in a pan. Stir in the muesli and baking powder
2.
Line a small baking tray with parchment paper. Spread on the flapjack mixture and cook for 15 minutes at 160°C/gas mark 3. Allow to cool then crumble into a bowl
Room for a little one
Spreading the flapjack mix is something kids can do with a spatula or wooden spoon. They can also take charge of crumbling the flapjack once it has cooled from the oven
3.
Cut the banana into 4 pieces, leaving the skin on. Place in boiling water and cook until soft, approximately 10 minutes - the cooking time will depend on the size of banana
4.
Allow to cool, then peel off the skin. Crush the banana with a fork in a bowl and set aside
Room for a little one
Mashing the banana is another task kids should have no problem accomplishing
5.
Preheat the oven to 180˚C/gas mark 4. Place a pan over a medium heat and add oil. Once hot, add the chicken breasts and sear each side until golden. Season with salt and pepper
6.
Place the chicken breasts onto a baking tray and spread the crushed banana on top of each breast. Sprinkle the flapjack on top of the banana and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes
7.
Meanwhile, make the coconut sauce. Add the coconut milk to a pan over a medium heat and simmer until reduced by half
8.
If the coconut reduction isn't thick enough, mix 1 tsp of softened butter and 1 tsp of flour together to form a paste. Add to the reduced coconut milk and stir for 2 minutes to thicken
9.
Arrange the chicken topped with banana and flapjack onto plates. Drizzle the coconut sauce around the outside, garnish with watercress and serve immediately
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Ingredients

Chicken and banana

Flapjacks

  • 20g of butter
  • 30g of golden syrup
  • 60g of muesli
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder

Coconut sauce

  • 300ml of light coconut milk

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

333
17%

Sugars

14g
16%

Fat

15g
22%

Saturates

9g
44%

Salt

724mg
12%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Frances Atkins combines banana and chicken in this ingenious recipe that is perfect for serving to kids

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