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Your kids love chicken cutlets, but they really prefer them breaded and fried. This version of grilled chicken is so flavorful, they won’t mind that you didn’t fry it.

1- 1 ½ lbs thinly sliced boneless chicken breast

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon shawarma spice

1 tablespoon dried parsley

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

2 tablespoons bread crumbs

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoon minced onion

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Crushed black pepper

  1. In a bowl, combine chicken and all ingredients. Grill right away or leave in the fridge or freezer until ready to cook.


  1. Heat a grill pan. Add chicken and grill for 7-8 minutes, flipping halfway through. You can also cook them in a sauté pan using 1 tablespoon oil. (To bake, spread on a greased baking sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

3.     Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Why Are These Baked Sweet Potato Fries So Good?

 This easy sweet potato fry side dish has been a go-to countless times.

Adapted from Kids Cooking Made Easy by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

There’s something about these fries―whenever we made them after publishing Kids Cooking Made Easy―we noticed that they always came out best when we measured the spices exactly and didn’t skip or substitute any. So just trust us. Prep according to directions and you won’t miss the fact that you never fried a thing.

Some Tips:

*You can skip the bowl and toss your French fries right on the baking sheet (less clean up!).

*If you like your French fries to be crispy, you can raise the temperature and bake them at 450ºF. They will also crisp up faster when you use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper to line your baking sheet.

*Want to cut your fries with ridges as shown in the photo? You’ll need a crinkle cut knife.

Sweet Potato Fries

3 sweet potatoes, cut into French fry sticks

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

4        tablespoons oil

1.       Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or line with aluminum foil and grease with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, salt, garlic powder, cumin, pepper, and oil. Toss to combine so oil and spices are evenly distributed. Spread potatoes in an even layer on the baking sheets. Bake for 45 minutes.

Between Carpools is the lifestyle app/site for the busy Jewish woman.  You’ll find home and organizing tips, parenting insights, activities, how-to’s and DIYs, and of course, entertaining ideas, recipes, and inspiring reads. The APP is available at the App Store and Google Play. If you have a kosher smartphone, you can visit your local TAG office to have the app downloaded. Here’s a taste. Enjoy!

Victoria Dwek, Leah Schapira, Renee Muller, Shaindy Menzer, & Esti Waldman