We omitted nuts for soccer in case of allergies. Can also add favorite candies like mini M&M's or candy corn for Halloween. We made them balls bigger than 3 inches.
This is a simple chicken dish with lots of flavor. We have fresh thyme and sage in our herb garden so that is a bonus! Kids love this. Only complaint was I did not make enough for seconds. You could make this a pasta dish by doubling the sauce, adding 1/4-1/3 cup of reserved cooking water and serving on top of linguine. Rice or quinoa make a nice side with some veggies.Make sure to ound thin- makes a big difference in cooking time and flavor. Also don't have any shallots than simply use 1/3-1/2 cup of finely chopped onion.