Healthy Chicken Strips

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

Ingredients

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Dip chicken strips into the egg mixture; roll in crumb mixture to coat. Arrange chicken strips on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. 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

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Enjoy 🙂

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