Crispy Baked Chicken Strips

"These are delicious! And much more cost-effective than buying chicken nuggets. Nice and juicy, yet crisp on the outside, too. Yummy, yummy! For an Italian twist, omit chili powder and substitute Italian seasonings. Makes two dinner servings, or 4 lunch/appetizer servings."
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  • Cut chicken breasts into thin strips, about one inch wide.
  • Longer sections can be cut in half to have uniform pieces.
  • Mix cracker crumbs and seasonings well.
  • Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then dredge in crumb mixture.
  • Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F, for 10-12 minutes, until crispy on outside and lightly browned.
  • Dip into favorite sauce, or enjoy just as they are!

Questions & Replies

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  1. bethstewart34
    Can you use crisco instead of cooking spray on the baking sheet.


  1. Kayln S.
    This was amazing i did change a few things though. i added about a teaspoon of dried parsley, a shake of cayenne pepper, about 1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt,a big shake of garlic powder, some onion powder,and i finally found my pepper grinder i got from the dollar store so i added about a tsp of that all to some crushed crackers. (my first attempt at putting toast in the oven to dry it out some more ended up black.) i also added a little of all of these except the parsley to a handful of flour.(dip in flour, then egg, then cracker). i used about half a package of crackers, one egg and one chicken breast. it made about 12 pieces. I ran out of egg for the last 2 pieces so i dipped them in mayonnaise. They came out with a little more flavor then the others but the breading was loose on them. I also found this amazing dipping sauce recipe that tasted amazing. My dad loved this and hes the pickiest person i know.<br/><br/>Heres the link for the dipping sauce. Enjoy :)<br/>
  2. Nexis
    Very moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Mixed half parmesean cheese wth the bread crumbs. Cooked 10 minutes then flipped them over and cooked another 10 minutes. Also dotted them with butter before baking. Thank you for such a nice recipe. My family and I enjoyed the recipe very much.
  3. Ginny Sue
    These were really good, and so easy to mix up and bake. I used Ritz crackers for the cracker crumbs. In my oven, these took about 18 minutes to cook, I turned them after 10 minutes to brown evenly on both sides. This served 3 of us for dinner.
  4. LainieBug
    I used chicken tenders, which I left whole since they are so small. Used Ritz crackers and the seasonings as listed. Baked for 15 minutes and turned the tenders over halfway through so they would brown on both sides. While the chicken was moist, tender and a pretty golden color, we could not taste any seasoning and found them to be very bland unless dipped into barbecue sauce.
  5. Crafty Tagz
    Wow! I LOVE chicken strips and never knew how to make them. These will be a staple in our home!! I had to alter the recipe a bit though to accomodate what was in my cabinets! I used 1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/8 teaspon black pepper. Came out amazing!!!!!


  1. Bjrn K.
    Just love this recipe. I changed it a bit though. Instead of chicken I used minced meat and instead of breadcrumbs I used pasta. In the end it was a great bowl of spaghetti. But seriously: I followed the recipe and it came out perfect. Took a little more than 12 minutes but who cares :)
  2. Tara G.
    I used cornflakes instead of crackers and bread crumbs as that's all I had on hand and it worked perfectly. Crunchy, moist and delicious!
  3. Justthe8ofus
    I made these chicken strips twice. The first time, I made as directed (using Italian breadcrumbs instead of crackers) and thought these strips were bland, even when smothered in homemade honey-mustard sauce. The second time I made these, I seasoned the chicken directly with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and oregano, and used Italian breadcrumbs for the coating again. Much better tasting the second time around, but the breadcrumb coating didn't turn crispy as it should have according to the recipe. My kids liked these chicken strips, though, so I will be making them a third time with crackers instead of breadcrumbs, all of the spices aforementioned, and I'll add the chili powder for an additional contrasting flavor. Thank you for posting.
  4. DisasterInTheKitchen
    Easy, quick and very tender and tasty chicken! Changes I made-added Tony Chachere's and onion powder instead of salt, black pepper, and garlic powder (didn't have it). Dipped in ketchup, ranch, and honey mustard. Was best with ketchup and ranch. Would have loved to dip with sweet BBQ sauce too since the chicken has a kick. Thanks!!
  5. SnickeringDoodle
    Thank you for this recipe, it was just what I was looking for. I didn't make it the exact same way, but I did use it for a jumping off point. So, here's what I did: instead of egg I used milk, I used salt, black pepper, and cayenne, and I covered it with foil and baked it for about 30 minutes. The chicken came out moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. Again, thank you for this recipe!


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