I know this sounds a little strange, but if you have kids that flat out refuse to eat anything that resembles chicken, this recipe might work for you. My son has been on a big muffin kick lately. Recently my little piggins ate six mini corn muffins during his class Thanksgiving party. Not only did I not know he liked them, but I got many looks from the parents that said "When was the last time you fed that kid?"
I really wanted to take advantage his sudden interest in corn muffins and they seem like the perfect food to hide other food in. I had recently saved some chicken from the chicken soup I made that the kids didn't eat. I decided to try my best to make it not look like chicken. I took the chicken pieces and rubbed them against a cheese grater. It was the only thing I could think of to transform chicken into not chicken. It took a while, but it certainly didn't look like chicken breast anymore. Instead it looked grainy, perfect to hide in a corn muffin!
I found this basic recipe for Corn Muffins on AllRecipes.com. Then I added 2 tablespoons of my grated chicken. The muffins were a huge success. Not only was the chicken completely undetectable, but my kids even put strawberry jam on top of them. Now I KNOW that is gross, but I tasted them and they were really good, chicken, jam and all!
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons grated chicken
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners. (The foil liners worked better than the paper liners, the muffins stuck to the paper.)
Prepare your precooked chicken breast. Rub against a cheese grater. You can also grind it up in a food processor.