27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Worn out after one recipe,
This review is from: Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food (Hardcover-spiral)
I was very excited to buy this book after seeing the results on Oprah. I started with the chicken nuggets since all four of my children love them. While the preparation of the purees was more time consuming than I would have liked, the other ingredients were easy to prepare. However, I was unable to cook the chicken through without burning the outside. I thought that I had cooked some of the smaller pieces thoroughly, and since I was getting concerned about them burning, I took them out of the pan and cut one in half to check it. It was still raw inside. I kept adding olive oil to my frying pan but that didn't seem to help. Additionally, I could easily see the green of the broccoli on each piece...the breading did not seem to hide it well enough. I'm still going to give some of the other recipes a go, but this one wore me out. I ended up throwing all of it out and then had to come up with a replacement dinner on the fly. I am a fairly seasoned cook and can certainly read and follow a recipe, so I'm not sure why this turned out so badly. I would try it again, but I'm not willing to waste more chicken in order to do so.