Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Crunchy Baked Chicken Strips



I was inspired by Gert and decided to make my own version. I have some leftover whole grain cereal with oats and almonds that no one wants to eat anymore so I thought this would be the perfect crispy coating for my chicken strips. If you have any cereal left at home, use it to coat your chicken, it is the perfect way to use it up. I used very simple seasoning grinders that I have at home, you can season yours however you liked too. My cereal is slightly sweet so my baked chicken strips turned out to be crunchy sweet. It's good eating like this without any dipping sauce. My girls totally loved it. Crunchy Crunch and Crispy Crisp!




Ingredients:


  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
(A)
  • Olive oil
  • Italian herbs seasoning grinder
  • Spicy sea salt grinder
  • Steakhouse seasoning grinder
  • Paprika
  • Kosher salt
(B)
  • Cereal (cornflakes type) of your choice (mine has almonds, oats and cornflakes in it), crushed

Method:


1. In a bowl, add in chicken strips and (A). Stir with a spoon to mix well and let it marinade overnight (or few hours) in the refrigerator.


2. Preheat oven to 400'F. Prepare a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with canola oil spray. Set aside.


3. In another plate, add the crushed cereal. Use your hand to take a piece of the chicken strip and coat it well with the crushed cereal and place it on the greased foil pan. Finish all the chicken strips.


4. Bake in preheated 400'F oven for 10 minutes. Serve hot or warm.


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22 comments:

Pearl said...

what a healthier alternative to fried chicken! you are such a good mommy :) your daughters must've loved it!

do you want to have anymore children? judging from the photos of your two girls, your third would also be very gorgeous.

pigpigscorner said...

What a great idea! Looks so delicious!

Our Lives in Food & More said...

I like the crunchy chicken strips, perfect for lil' fingers. I'm not keen on serving commercial nuggets as they contain too much salt and fat. I'm going to try your recipe soon and perhaps add some sesame and flax seeds for extra flavor and crunch. I like reading your blog! Thanks!

tigerfish said...

Can I eat all these in front of TV? ;p so tempted to do so...

Ashley said...

I've seen so many fried chicken strips recipes/photos making rounds on the food blogs lately and have been hoping someone would perfect a baked version -- thank you! :)

Emile Zola@life said...

This is a good idea to use up those cereals and nuts, I still have cashew nut, maybe I should give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Big Boys Oven said...

looks interesting, is the texture still moist after going through the oven? :)

Taste of My Life said...

It looks delicios and crispy! Also less oily.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ohhhh yum! i'd love these too....seems so simple but must be yummy! must try must try!

Retno Prihadana said...

It must be very crunchy with cereals, my kids´ favourite too!. Do you use Kellogs or another brand?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes Pearl, my two girls loved it. No more kid, two is enough, a family of four is what I always wanted. :)

Thanks Pigpigs.

You are welcome OLIF, I agreed commercial processed food is not good for us, try to make it fresh whenever you can. Love your idea of adding sesame and flax seeds. Walnut would be good too. :)

Sure you can Tigerfish. LOL!

You're welcome Ashley. Hope you like this baked version.

You're welcome Emile. Yes, a perfect way to use up the cereal and nuts! ;)

Yes BBOven, the chicken strip is still moist because it only took 10 minutes in the oven. ;) And the coating is so crunchy.

Thanks Taste of my Life. Definitely less oily. Just need a little olive oil to marinate the spices & herbs and for easy coating of the cereal.

Yes Rita, simple and yummy. Mine turned out very crunchy.

Retno, I used Post brand. But any brand would do. :)

Lore said...

Brilliant! Not only is it a fun way to use up cereals but the crunch you get out of this must have been amazing. No wonder your girls loved it so much. I think I'm gonna try it with cornflakes :).
Thanks for sharing your dish with Original Recipes.

My Asian Kitchen said...

wow!! must taste good beside healthy...eh? at first glance I thought it's cookies bar!! must try to use bake method instead of frying chicken all the time...right? eat healthy live longer!!

babe_kl said...

wat a great way to use up lau fung cereals :D

Diet Plan said...

Hi

Wow its so delicious.

finsmom said...

Such a great way to use up the little bit of cereal in the bottom of the box! I bet these were very tasty!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Lore, hope you like this recipe. :)

Yes Les, it's delicious and very crunchy, I think Mishu will like it.

Hi Babe, not "lau fung" lah. At least the cereal here never "lau fung" because the weather is so dry here. The potato chips here we can leave it outside for days and never "lau fung", cool huh? But not good for cookies and bread, turn dry very fast.

Thanks Diet Plan!

Yes Finsmom, great way to use up the cereal. I'm going to try the baked fish version tonight, let see how it goes. ;)

Jen said...

Wow! Looks crispy and delicious..I'm gonna try making this one..Thanks for the recipe..

SIG said...

Wow, I would love that too, and so will my girl!

Kevin said...

That chicken looks nice and crunchy and good!

Ben said...

I agree! Using cereal to coat chicken is a perfect way to use it and give it some crunchiness and extra fiber. Yummy!

Ozge said...

Oh I'd love some garlic yogurt to dip these goodies into! Yum!