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Healthy Chicken Strips

These perfect Healthy Chicken Strips are a family favorite and requested quite often in our homes. They’re way better for you than the typical chicken strips you find at so many fast food chains or in your freezer department at your local grocery store. Most chicken strips are full of preservatives and ingredients you can’t pronounce, that’s usually a big red flag to the consumer. Lets face it, they don’t taste as good either!

Our Healthy Chicken Strips use only a few ingredients that are actually good for you. This chicken strip coating is made with 3 simple ingredients. Those 3 ingredients are cashews, fax seeds, and chia seeds. Flax seeds and chia seeds are both know for their omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that are heart healthy. They are also known for their high fiber content, making these seeds a super food!

Just place the flax seeds, chia seeds, and cashews in your blender. Blend until they’re a fine consistency.  Next, take the egg and water, whisk until well beaten. Now the fun begins as we dredge the chicken. Dip the cut chicken strips into the egg mixture with one hand, then using your other clean hand dip the chicken into the nut and seed mixture. This way is SO much cleaner than using just one hand to do both.

Cook these Healthy Chicken Strips on a medium high heat until golden brown on one side, continue to cook until the chicken is no longer pink on the inside. We find the best success when we don’t handle the chicken lots. Turn only when brown and continue to do this to all sides of the chicken strip.

Our family and friends LOVES this Healthy Chicken Strips recipe. We like making a large batch and keeping them in the refrigerator for easy reheating. We know your family will love them too!

Healthy Chicken Strips

Author Nicole Bangerter

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound chicken strips

Instructions

  1. Mix cashews, flax seeds, chia seeds, salt and pepper in a blender until crumbly.
  2. Place the mixture into a shallow dish.
  3. In another shallow dish, whisk 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon of  water.
  4. Take chicken strips (dried with a paper towel), dip into the egg mixture, then dip in crumb mixture.
  5. Fry in a sauté pan with a small amount of oil over medium high heat until golden brown and no longer pink in the middle. Make sure to carefully turn chicken, to not accidentally remove breading.

Recipe Notes

Garden Medley

We’re sure many of you have grown up with cucumbers, onions, and garden tomatoes marinated in vinegar/sugar overnight till soft. Our mom would make this all the time growing up and it’s a fond memory for us. We made this version with no sugar. We marinate english cucumbers and purple onions in half apple cider vinegar and half water (until they are fully covered) for 1 hour. Next you drain the marinade, add the tomatoes, a splash of light olive oil, salt, pepper, and dill. It’s really easy to make and so refreshing with any meal!

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