Saturday, February 11, 2012

Oven Baked Chicken Strips

We eat a lot of chicken in our house, mostly chicken breast. So when I find a recipe that looks good to everyone I like to try it. I found this recipe while I was paging through a local grocery store flier. Our local Hy-Vee Store will list healthy recipes once in a while; this was the first time that I tried one of their recipes.

This recipe uses quick oats to coat the chicken. I had never thought of using oatmeal as a coating for chicken,  my interest was peeked and so I thought I would give it a try and see how it was. Along with the oats you use Parmesan cheese, dill weed, salt and pepper. We all like the breading although it could have maybe had a little more flavor. I could see adding some Italian seasoning to this or maybe some Rosemary, I think you get the idea, there is an endless amount of possibilities.

I like the idea of serving these chicken strips instead of the fried ones, it is always good to go a little healthier. We served these with Dijon mustard; which added a nice flavor to these chicken strips. The other suggestions would be honey mustard or barbecue sauce.

Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders
3/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 pound chicken breast cut into chicken strips

What to do:
1 Process oats, Parmesan, dill weed, pepper, and salt in a food processor until a coarse powder is formed, about 1 minute. Pour onto a large plate or wide shallow dish.
2. Whisk together egg and milk in another wide shallow dish.
3. Dip each chicken strip into the egg mixture allowing excess to drip off. Place in oat mixture and coat each chicken strip making sure all sides are covered.
4. Place chicken tenders on a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Broil on high for 4 minutes, turn chicken strips and broil for another 4 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Serve with favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!!
Note: I doubled the recipe.


  1. Now I prefer chicken thighs, I find the breast a bit dry. Never the less this recipe sounds good to me and I will give it a try. Thanks Diane

  2. We eat a lot of chicken over here too!Thanks for sharing the recipe! Hope you are having a great weekend:)

  3. Oh we eat a lot of chicken in this house also. Everybody loves it and prefer it to beef. There are so many ways to cook it as well. This looks very interesting.

  4. Looks delicious and healthy (ish!) thanks :)

  5. Always looking for healthy and different ways to serve chicken. My girls would love these! The oats is intriguing to me as well...but all of the add ins sounds good.

  6. This is cool. I never would have thought to try oats with the coating mixture. Good to know it works! Thanks!

  7. This looks great - I love baked chicken recipes like this, though I have never tried it with oats. Dawn, I love your blog, and would like to pass on the Liebster Blog Award to you (if you'll receive it). I'll be posting about it on my blog later tonight. Have a great day!

  8. I love the idea of oats as a crust! Good and healthy. Oats are also good in meatloaf in place of some of the crumbs.

  9. it is the best idea to cook them in the oven rather than deep frying them, they turned out looking crispy and delicious, btw the cake below looks fantastic

  10. My whole family would like these.

  11. I love oven baked chicken and haven't had it in forever! MUST try this!

  12. Great idea of using oatmeal and parmesan as a crust for this baked chicken...must taste delicious.
    Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  13. I love that you used oats in your coating - what a great idea!

  14. Wow these look really good. Using the oats is different. I will have to put this on my list to try. Thanks for sharing.