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Valentine's Veggies - Special Dinner for Awesome Kids

Fondue makes dinner extra special and is also a fun and delicious way to include more veggies in your meal.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, special dinner, strawberries, valentines, Veggies
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1688kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 3 lbs chicken legs
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce

Fondue

  • 1 lb Monterey cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 clove garlic crushed

Veggies

  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into individual stalks
  • 1 bunch asparagus

Dessert

  • Strawberries! or any fruit
  • 1 cup Melting chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Half and half or cream

Instructions

Chicken

  • Pre heat oven to 350.
  • Place chicken legs into a 9X13 pan.
  • Pour barbecue sauce over chicken and cover with foil.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until your chickens internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Fondue

  • *Caution! Adult supervision is required! You can keep the temperature fairly low, or even remove it from the heat, and it will still be 'saucy' throughout dinner. Don't let your kids use the fondue if it is scalding hot.
  • After you shred the cheese, place in a bowl, where you can sprinkle the flour over the cheese.
  • Give it a quick stir to coat the cheese with the flour.
  • In a fondue pot or sauce pan, pour milk in and add the garlic.
  • Heat the milk first till it begins to get warm and bubbly.
  • Add the cheese and stir.
  • Turn your heat down and allow the cheese to melt slowly. Once cheese is melted, your fondue is ready.

Veggies

  • Wash and cut your vegetables.
  • Heat a pot of water, any amount, till boiling.
  • Dunk your vegetables into the boiling water for 2 minutes (you can work in batches if your pot isn't big enough for it all).
  • After two minutes, remove veggies with a slotted spoon and dunk them in a bowl of ice water.
  • Serve!

Dessert

  • Melt your chocolate over low heat.  Slowly stir in the half and half or cream until smooth.
  • Dip your strawberries into the melted chocolate sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 1688kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 113g | Saturated Fat: 57g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 434mg | Sodium: 1513mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 54g