Who doesn’t like a good chicken strip, really? This kid friendly staple is a delicious meal for kids, while also being tasty enough that the adults may try to sneak them for themselves! This can make a relatively easy lunch or dinner for your family. Baking chicken strips is healthier than frying them anyway, but if you want to add a bit more nutrition to this meal, serve it with fruit salad or sliced tomatoes.
What You Need
The ingredients for these chicken strips are fairly inexpensive and straightforward. You will need either one pound of already cut up chicken tenders from your local grocery store, or two regular boneless chicken breasts that you can slice up. You will need an egg, one cup of corn flakes and one cup of regular bread crumbs. As far as other things you need, you will want a small bowl and a medium bowl for beating the egg and for the breading mixture, respectively. You will need a whisk for beating the egg, and a spoon for stirring up the breading mixture. A small plastic sandwich bag will come in handy for crushing the topping for these chicken strips. The strips will be cooked on a greased baking pan.
Preparing the Strips
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit while you get everything else ready. If your meat is already cut into tenders, you’re ahead of the game. If not, use a sharp knife to cut the chicken breasts into one inch long strips. Feel free to cringe at the grossness of this part if it helps. Beat the egg in a small bowl and put aside for the moment. Put the corn flakes into a plastic bag and crush them up into as small pieces as you can. Either squash them with your hands, beat them on the counter top — whatever floats your boat. When they are crushed, mix them in a small bowl with the breadcrumbs.
Making the Strips
Dip each chicken strip into the beaten egg mixture and then into the cereal and breadcrumb mixture. Lay the strips one by one onto a greased pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until brown and crispy looking. Remove from oven and let sit for a few minutes to cool.
Serving the Strips
Toddlers and preschoolers generally love anything they can dip, so make sure to set out a few dips for your tot to choose from. For example, ketchup, ranch dressing, sour cream or plain yogurt. Whatever helps the food get from the plate into her stomach is fine.