Homemade, real food, kid friendly, healthy…. have I got your attention yet? Today we are talking freezer meal Oven Baked Chicken Strips. These chicken strips are the most requested dinner in my household, not only from my kids but by the old man too. When I first made homemade chicken strips I tried a few different methods. I wanted them to be baked and also crunchy, which I feel can be hard to achieve. I found I had the best results when I used panko bread crumbs. I have used regular panko,whole wheat panko and also Italian style panko bread crumbs. I love them all. My favorite is the Italian style panko bread crumbs because they give the chicken strips the most flavor.
To put these Oven Baked Chicken Strips together isn’t anything special. It’s pretty typical of how you would imagine making chicken strips, but the ending results is where it’s at. Your family will love you, and yes, you will love you too. I hope you enjoy these crunchy, homemade and best of all freezer friendly chicken strips.
Oven Baked Chicken Strips
First you are going to want to cut up some chicken breasts into strips. Try to keep them similar in size. I used two large chicken breasts and was able to get 12 strips.
First in the flour mixture.
Next in the egg wash.
And in case you haven’t guessed yet, next is the panko bread crumbs.
Add them all to a parchment covered baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. Flip chicken strips over halfway through the cooking time.
Freezer Meal Directions:
These chicken strips freeze up so well making it a perfect freezer meal for those busy nights when we need a quick meal without the hassle. Here’s how to do it.
After the chicken is coated in the panko bread crumbs, place chicken on parchment covered baking sheet and place in freezer for 2-3 hours or until frozen solid. Then transport them to a freezer safe Ziploc bag and freeze for future use. To bake: Place frozen chicken strips on greased or parchment covered baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Below is the printable recipe for you. Enjoy!
Oven Baked Chicken Strips are real food, kid friendly, healthy! And this are Freezer Friendly Meal.
- 2 Chicken Breasts
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup Italian style panko bread crumbs (whole wheat or plain panko will work too)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Cut chicken breasts into equal sized strips.
- Take 3 bowls and in 1 bowl add flour, salt, and pepper. Mix well. In another bowl beat 2 eggs. In third bowl add 1 cup Italian style panko bread crumbs.
- Dip each piece of chicken in flour, then egg, and lastly panko bread crumbs.
- Place chicken strips on a greased or parchment covered baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. Turn Chicken strips halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking and crispiness.
- Serve with ranch, BBQ sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
For freezing: After dipping chicken in flour, eggs, and panko bread crumbs, place on parchment covered baking sheet and flash freeze for a few hours or until frozen solid. Transfer to a freezer safe zip lock bag and place in the freezer. To bake. Place frozen strips on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through.