These chicken chickpea pancakes are a great savoury option for those trying to increase protein and greens into their child’s diet. These chaps are jam-packed with brain nourishing protein and one batch of sixteen pancakes contains four eggs, 100 grams of chick peas, and one chicken breast as well as the bonus of a whole courgette. They are delicious dipped in paleo tomato ketchup and can be given at breakfast, in a lunch-box or for supper. You can freeze them and heat them up briefly in a frying pan or in the oven.
I have so many kids that come to my clinic who will only eat beige food. They live off white refined carbohydrates in the form of potato waffles, toast and pasta and consistently refuse to eat any meat or vegetables. Sometimes this is because of significant swallowing or chewing issues, due to enlarged tonsils or reflux or maybe due to more deep rooted sensory issues. Texture is one of the key problems for these children and they need food that is going to slip down their throat easily without causing any irritation or pain. Very often their reflux is so bad they fear eating food that even resembles meat or green vegetables. This is why turning them into pancakes is often a winner!
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Chicken Veggie Chickpea Pancakes
- Poach the chicken breast gently in hot water for about 15 minutes until it is cooked through.
- Place all the ingredients in your electric food mixer and place on high speed until everything is blended in well together. You should only be able to see tiny specks of the courgette and the parsley.
- Heat a small non-stick frying pan (we love Le Creuset cast iron pans) to a medium heat.
- Pour approximately 2 tablespoons of pancake mix into the frying pan and ensure the mix is spread evenly over the base of the pan and is in the shape of a circle.
- Once the pancake is bubbling and the bubbles have started to pop, gently flip over the pancake. If you use a fish slice to flip the pancake you will find this much easier.
- When the pancake is browned on both sides then put on a warm plate and repeat.