Yes, you read that correctly. HEALTHY chicken strips. I’m still a bit of a child when it comes to what I like to eat, and chicken strips is up there on my favorites list. So when I came across a recipe in Fitness magazine a few years ago for “healthy” chicken strips, I figured it must be too good to be true. After quickly skimming the recipe, I was very excited to give these babies a whirl. However, I prepared myself for the outcome…so many times, making a recipe “healthy” comes with consequences, the main consequence being how it tastes. Oftentimes healthy recipes turn out bland, lacking flavor when compared to the original dish. This recipe still deserved a go, though, so I gathered the ingredients and began the oh-so-simple preparation for these little baked chickies. With so few ingredients, they’re super easy to whip up. And a homemade honey mustard is the perfect accompaniment. Now believe me when I say, they can’t truly replace the hot-&-nasty fried chicken fingers in your local neighborhood bar, but for a healthy alternative, they’re up there with the best of them! Plus, there’s cereal in the recipe, and I am a cereal-for-dinner type of girl! This is my go-to recipe for chicken strips, even Max approves! Add in some waffle sweet potato fries and you have a nice little weeknight meal 🙂
Healthy Chicken Strips
As seen in Fitness magazine
- 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 cups cornflakes, finely crushed
- Dash of black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Cut chicken into strips (or buy pre-sliced chicken tenders). In a shallow dish, combine egg, honey, and mustard. In another dish, stir together cornflake crumbs and pepper.
- Dip chicken strips into the egg mixture; roll in crumb mixture to coat. Arrange chicken strips on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake about 12 minutes, or until outsides are golden and chicken is no longer pink.
Nutrition facts per serving: 212 calories, 23g protein, 23g carbohydrate, 3g fat (1g saturated), 0g fiber
Homemade Honey Mustard
1/4 cup Dijon mustard mixed with 1 teaspoon honey