By David Clark

As a parent, it’s safe to say I face a few challenges when it comes to picky eaters in my house. So during quarantine, we’ve been experimenting with a few recipes to get my kids to start trying foods outside of their comfort zone. And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s working!

The key is to include a few ingredients they already love into a dish they’ve never tried, like chicken marinated and infused with Mighty Watermelon. My kids love the natural sweetness and tasty watermelon flavor of the juice, so adding it to the mix was the perfect way to get them to try something new. I even infused some of the juice into a side salad dressing. Now, they’re not just eating their greens, but actually enjoying them!

Lastly, and most importantly, we made these dishes together as a family. Getting my kids into the kitchen and part of the cooking process has helped open their eyes beyond the world of food they already know.


  • 1 bottle of Mighty Watermelon Juice (15.2 oz)
  • 1 lb of chicken - 4 drumsticks, 2 boneless thighs
  • Onion Salt
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • High temperature oil (preferably Avocado oil)
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 persian cucumbers
  • 1 cup diced watermelon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of diced feta


    • Step 1

      To marinade the chicken, take 4 drumsticks and 2 boneless thighs and place them in a ziplock bag.

    • Step 2

      Take about 1/3 to 1/2 of Mighty Watermelon juice, add it to the bag, and top the marinade with a little bit of onion salt, salt and pepper.

    • Step 3

      Then, let your mixture marinade for a couple hours in the fridge.

    • Step 4

      To make the glaze, while the chicken is marinating, take the remaining Mighty Watermelon juice and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and add to a saucepan on extra low heat.

    • Step 5

      Reduce until the mixture thickens.

    • Step 6

      Save half of the glaze for the chicken, and the other half for your watermelon salad.
      *disclaimer: don’t discard the marinade when you pull the chicken out to cook.

    • Step 7

      To cook the chicken, add a bit of high temperature oil like avocado oil and place the chicken onto a skillet over medium heat.

    • Step 8

      From there, spoon on a few tablespoons of the marinade, cover, and let cook.

    • Step 9

      After the marinade is reduced down and begins to brown the bottom of the chicken, flip them over and top with your watermelon balsamic glaze.

    • Step 10

      Cook until the internal temperature hits 165.

    • Step 11

      For the side salad, dice 2 persian cucumbers into a bowl

    • Step 12

      Added a cup of diced watermelon to the bowl

    • Step 13

      Then, add a few tablespoons (2-3) of crumbled feta and top off with the remaining glaze.