Oven Fried Chicken Strips

These chicken strips are nice and crispy due to the Panko bread crumbs and the fact that they are fried right in the oven in a bit of melted butter. This kid-friendly recipe will be ready in just 30 minutes and even picky eaters will love this dinner! Oven Fried Chicken Strips recipe

Let’s talk about a subject that is near and dear to my heart: sleep.

Why am I feeling such strong emotions about sleep right this minute? Because it’s 5am and I’ve already been awake for 2 hours. My dog woke me at 3am for a water bowl refill and from that point on, I thought about all. the. things. The bad things, the good things, the boring things, and the exciting things. I had thoughts and then my thoughts had thoughts and then there were more thoughts and eventually I had so many thoughts that I just gave up on the idea of sleep ever again. *sob*

Anyway, while I was thinking all of those thoughts instead of doing my usual nightly routine of sleeping, I was also doing a lot of tossing and turning.

I dunno about you, but I sleep with two pillows. One pillow goes under my head and one pillow is treated like a cuddly stuffed animal and spooned all night long. The spooner pillow has some rules. First, it must be under the sheets with me so that my arm doesn’t get cold while hugging the pillow. Second, the opening in the pillow case must be pointed down, away from my face, just in case a bug crawls out of my pillow. I’m not sure why I think it would be better to have a bug crawl out of my pillow case and into my cocoon of blankets, but for some reason I prefer that then the idea of a bug crawling out of my pillow case and onto my head.

Oven Fried Chicken Strips recipe

Also, no. I have no idea why I worry about bugs crawling out of my pillow case. It’s probably not the most rational fear, but it’s one that I take very seriously, as you can see.

So, anyway, while I was tossing and turning last night my pillow had to keep traveling with me so that it was in optimal spooning position. This is quite a production because I have to pull the pillow out from under the sheet, lift up and over, and then shove it back into the sheets. At one point, while it was in the “up and over” stage I accidentally dropped it and it landed right on my husband’s head.

That was the point that I gave up on sleeping altogether and just got up for the day. At 5am. Like a normal adult who doesn’t work for the internet and is required to wear real clothes and shoes be in the office at a reasonable time. Being a normal adult and waking up before 8am is really stupid, you guys. You should really rethink things if you’re currently not in a position to sleep til 8 or 9 on a daily basis.

Anyway, those 464 words were there to tell you that hey, I’m tired. These oven fried chicken strips are the perfect meal for when you’re tired, because they are easy and no one in their right mind is going to complain about crispy, homemade chicken strips. No one. Not even my children, who let’s face it, generally make it their mission to complain about every thing possible.

Oven Fried Chicken Strips recipe

Oven Fried Chicken Strips recipe

Oven Fried Chicken Strips recipePrint Recipe

Oven Fried Chicken Strips

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 package (1.75 pounds) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups panko bread crumbsOven Fried Chicken Strips recipe
1 cup flour
2 eggs
8 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon pepper, divided

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt the butter and pour it on to a large rimmed baking sheet, such as a sheet pan.
Slice the chicken breasts into strips, each about 1 inch wide.
Add the Panko and half of the salt and pepper to a shallow dish, such as a pie plate. Add the eggs to a second shallow dish and beat well. Add the flour and remaining salt and pepper to a third shallow dish.
Dip the chicken strips in the flour, then egg, then Panko. Press the strips into the Panko to ensure the chicken is evenly coated.
Add the chicken strips to the pan with the melted butter.
Bake for 10 minutes and then flip each piece of chicken over. Continue baking for 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

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50 Responses to “Oven Fried Chicken Strips”

  1. Belinda @themoonblushbaker November 4, 2013 @ 5:33 am (#
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    Yep pass me a plate please, Anything for crispy chicken without the deep fry. You should see me sleep, spreadd out and some timeseven falling out of the bed

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  2. JJ November 4, 2013 @ 6:51 am (#
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    I don’t even know the last time I slept until 8 or 9. My animals will not allow me to sleep past 5:30. Of course that also means I’m in bed by 9. Yeah I live the party life. Have you thought about a body pillow? Then there is no pillow case to worry about bugs crawling out of.

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    • Karly replied: — November 5th, 2013 @ 8:25 am

      @JJ,

      I have thought about it…there is a pregnancy pillow that I really want, but I’m too embarrassed to buy it. Haha! Maybe I should talk my husband into another baby and that will give me the excuse? ;)

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      • MrsSW replied: — November 9th, 2013 @ 9:21 am

        LOL – buy it online. ;)

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  3. Melanie @ Carmel Moments November 4, 2013 @ 6:55 am (#
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    They look so good. I know the whole family would enjoy ‘em! I love the fact that it’s super simple.

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  4. Janet November 4, 2013 @ 8:00 am (#
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    Yum! What’s the slurpy goodness they are being dipped into? Honey-mustard?

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    • Karly replied: — November 5th, 2013 @ 8:23 am

      @Janet,

      Yep! I just mixed equal parts equal parts dijon and honey with a bit of mayo until it tasted how I wanted. :)

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  5. DessertForTwo November 4, 2013 @ 8:33 am (#
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    Oh, Karly, it sounds like you and I have similar sleep patterns right now. Too much anxiety. Let’s drink more wine :)

    I hope you don’t have to be a kid to eat these chicken strips, because I want them all!

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    • Karly replied: — November 5th, 2013 @ 8:23 am

      @DessertForTwo,

      Sounds like a good plan! Wine always knocks me out. :)

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  6. marcie November 4, 2013 @ 8:55 am (#
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    I love oven baked chicken and yours look perfectly crispy and delicious!

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  7. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 4, 2013 @ 9:02 am (#
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    My sleep schedule is out of control right now due to changing the clocks. I lost an hour and I can’t seem to get it back, hoping it will figure itself out and let me sleep a little bit more. Until then.. I’ll be waking up as usual!

    These chicken strips are purrrrfect!

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  8. Erin | The Law Student's Wife November 4, 2013 @ 12:49 pm (#
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    What a rough night!! I’ve found myself getting tired at 4:30 pm, because that’s when the sun has started setting here. Why do we do this whole time change thang again? Let’s discuss over oven fried chicken strips–these look FAB!

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  9. linda payne November 4, 2013 @ 1:12 pm (#
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    I know that sleep schedule & my dog never lets me sleep past 6 – 6 :30 on the weekends and no later than 5 during the week! Chicken looks perfect!

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    • Karly replied: — November 5th, 2013 @ 8:22 am

      @linda payne,

      No one ever told me that a dog would be just as much work as a kid! Haha! :)

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  10. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain November 4, 2013 @ 2:20 pm (#
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    I swear with the weather change I have case of narcolepsy! Jeez. Thank goodness for delicious chicken tenders!

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  11. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 4, 2013 @ 5:49 pm (#
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    you poor thing! Thank goodness for these chicken fingers because they look SO delicious and so simple!

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  12. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet November 4, 2013 @ 8:25 pm (#
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    These look simple and easy! Definitely something I can jump on board too! No standing over the stove frying up chicken (which I am not against but not always the time!)

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  13. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 5, 2013 @ 1:35 am (#
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    Sorry about your lack of sleep! And those bugs – I kind of share the same fear. Except I get worried that I’m going to eat them all in my sleep!

    Now these chicken strips – love it! It’s a childhood favorite made healthy, which is definitely a must-try in my book!

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  14. Renee @Two in the Kitchen November 5, 2013 @ 6:07 am (#
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    Your stories crack me up! I’m glad you keep your sense of humor while exhausted from lack of sleep.

    I love “easy” for weeknight dinners. I love “easy AND “delicious” even more!!! -and so do my kids.

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  15. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) November 5, 2013 @ 6:39 am (#
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    Waking up at 5:00 is definitely for the birds. I wish I had the luxury of sleeping til 8:00 but I’ll take 6:00 as a bonus. :) And I’ll definitely be making these for dinner tonight. I was looking for something easy but delicious and here it is!

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  16. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry November 5, 2013 @ 11:18 am (#
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    Ouch 6 am is too early for me and 3:30 is just torture. I would need something quick and easy like these chicken strips also.

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  17. Heather @ French Press November 5, 2013 @ 6:43 pm (#
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    I have died and gone to chicken finger heaven. My daughter complains about every single meal I prepare, but I don’t think she will say a word when I hand her these. My stomach is growling as Itype

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  18. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough November 6, 2013 @ 5:03 pm (#
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    Ugh, I hate being on little sleep. It changes me completely — I’m either a zombie all day or a complete you-know-what. Yours truly needs a full 8 hours to function. And maybe some (a lot) of these chicken strips. ;)

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  19. Allie | Baking a Moment November 6, 2013 @ 5:43 pm (#
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    Oh my gosh I do the exact same pillow-spoon thing. It drives my hubby crazy!

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  20. Julie @ Table for Two November 9, 2013 @ 8:50 pm (#
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    one of my favorite ways to have chicken!! the sauce looks killer, too! mmm you’ve got me craving chicken strips and sleep right now haha ;)

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  21. Magali November 24, 2013 @ 12:31 pm (#
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    Best oven chicken nuggets I’ve ever made! My boyfriend even came back for seconds…twice! They were amazing with homemade baked sweet potato fries :)

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  22. Mollis January 6, 2014 @ 10:51 pm (#
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    Thanks! Made these tonight and they were great. No complaints from my picky 10 year old. Lucky for me, no school for my kiddos tomorrow so it’s a 10:00am wake up!

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  23. Amy January 8, 2014 @ 8:33 pm (#
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    I want to comment on your snuggle pillow…I too have a snuggle pillow ON EACH SIDE! :). I use them to support my arms while I’m sleeping on my sides! It used to be a big stuffed bear, but then I found out that super soft pillows work great! I tend to toss and turn, but since I have a pillow on each side I don’t have to move them. I am so excited to hear that someone else uses a pillow like me and likes the open end pointed away from them! My husband claims it’s a barrier but that’s not true! I just sleep better with the support! I’m glad you shared that story! Oh and I will try the chicken strip recipe…I don’t have to cook much since my husband likes to cook, but every once in awhile I try something different! You can’t go wrong with homemade chicken strips!

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  24. Kristen January 21, 2014 @ 6:41 pm (#
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    I made these for dinner tonight – I never thought about using butter for baking them in the oven. Holy cow these were good :) Thanks for the recipe, friend!

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    • Karly replied: — January 23rd, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

      @Kristen,

      Yay! So glad you guys liked them! :)

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  25. Erin January 30, 2014 @ 4:25 pm (#
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    I sleep the exact.same.way. My husband does not appreciate the spooning pillow but it’s necessary.

    And I am going to make this chicken – no doubt about it!

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  26. Angela February 12, 2014 @ 5:25 pm (#
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    Love the chicken strips, but to zip them up a notch, I added “Kick’n Chicken” seasoning and they were awesome!

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  27. Chey February 15, 2014 @ 11:49 am (#
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    Absolutely love the sound of these! Has anyone tried freezing them?

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    • Karly replied: — February 16th, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

      @Chey,

      I have not, but I bet they’d freeze perfectly!

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  28. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar April 6, 2014 @ 8:40 pm (#
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    LOL this post made me crack up! Also, these chicken strips look so yummy and baking them is so much better than standing over hot oil and smelling like it the rest of the night! :)

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  29. Fern June 29, 2014 @ 11:40 am (#
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    I whipped these up today for my grand-nephew to enjoy while we have ribs for dinner. I’m sure we will all have a sample of them. I didn’t have Panko in the house so had to substitute plain/seasoned bread crumbs. I’m sure they will be enjoyed by all.

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    • Karly replied: — July 7th, 2014 @ 9:08 am

      @Fern,

      Hope you all enjoyed the chicken strips!

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  30. Kelly November 24, 2014 @ 9:50 am (#
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    I made these last night and were AMAZING! And I made some yummy honey mustard for dipping. It was crazy yummy! Thank you

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    • Karly replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

      So glad to hear that!

      Reply

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