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Chicken Momos Recipe

A bite into these soft steamed chicken momos fills your mouth with a flavorful blast. This is a fabulous chicken recipe for kids to serve kids protein-rich boiled chicken along with a bowl of warm light soup.

We love a healthy chicken recipe, as many kids prefer chicken to other types of meat with a chewier texture. The chicken in this recipe is moist and easy to eat, allowing your kids to savor every bite!

Why is a healthy chicken dinner good for your kids? We love chicken recipes for kids as chicken contains tryptophan, an amino acid that raises serotonin levels. Serotonin is a ‘feel-good hormone that can make you feel great!

Chicken contains choline and vitamin B12 to promote brain development in kids and even enhance brain function in older adults. Chicken has a great source of protein and iron, too, to help your kids grow strong, with plenty of energy to do the activities they love.

Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 15 minutes; Total 30 minutes; Yield: 12 momos

Other healthy chicken recipes ideas:

  • Chicken Salad recipes
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Chicken stir fry
  • Chili powder chicken chili in the slow cooker
  • Roast chicken
  • Roasted chicken in a garlicky sauce

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Is chicken breast best for this recipe?

While some people prefer lighter meat, others feel that dark meat is more tender and flavorful. Grilled chicken breast or white meat cuts are best cooked in a sauce with liquid surrounding them so it doesn’t dry out during the cooking process.

How many chicken breasts do you need for this recipe?

One cup of cooked, deboned chicken is about five ¼ ounces. It’s also the weight of one boiled chicken breast!

Are other chicken recipes healthier?

What’s your favorite healthy chicken dish? The reason this meat is so prevalent in a diet is that it doesn’t have much fat. Chicken is an excellent source of protein and calcium, and eating it regularly can help you lose weight.

Are healthy chicken soup recipes lower in fat?

The USDA Nutrient Database states that a cup of homemade chicken stock or beef stock can range from 31-86 calories, 0.2g fat, 4.7g protein, and varying amounts of calcium, iron, potassium other minerals.

Can I add coconut milk or sour cream to this recipe?

Adding coconut milk or sour cream to a dish at the end of cooking can add tons of flavor and not cause the coconut milk to curdle.

Mashing and boiling vegetables in water before adding them to your curry ensures they’ll stay fresh for longer without losing their flavor or color.

Is there healthy fried chicken?

The addition of oil in frying adds to the calorie count for your food. However, baking doesn’t add any extra fat and is more health-healthy. If you fry foods, try using an oil lower in saturated fat, such as avocado or olive oil.

Can I put mozzarella cheese in my momos?

Adding cheese would add a delicious flavor. Experiment with different ingredients that suit your tastes and preferences.

 

Enjoy! 

Dr Dina Kulik - Kids Health

Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Written By: Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.

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