Gluten-Free Chicken Strips
By: Shannon Carino
Posted on: August 01, 2013
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Ask many parents what some default kids’ meals are, and you’ll hear typical items like chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, pizza, and more. One of the more difficult parts of gluten-free cooking can be feeding the kids, especially when it involves removing these favorite items from the cooking rotation. With a dietary change already necessary, it seems even more daunting that favorite foods may also be off limits. However, with a bit of modification, many favorite kids’ meals can be adapted to go gluten-free, making the switch just a little bit easier.
We’ve always preferred homemade breaded chicken strips to the store-bought versions. You can make more for less and they definitely taste better. A gluten-free version is just as easy to make, and quite tasty and healthy if you use the Van’s Say Cheese! Crackers – a new favorite of both my kids – in place of traditional breading. For the grownups, these chicken strips are also great, especially sliced over a salad, and drizzled with a gluten-free salad dressing. Switch the cracker choice to Van’s Lots of Everything! Crackers for a different, but still tasty, flavor!
Do your kids love chicken strips too? These make a great snack, lunch or dinner items - just pair them up with some fruits, veggies and cheese to round out a healthy and delicious gluten-free meal!
IngredientsChicken tenders, already sliced into strips, 1 box Gluten Free Crackers - Say Cheese!, 1-2 eggs, Splash of milk,
Starting with 2 cups of crackers (about half the box); slowly pulse in a food processor to make crumbs.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the splash of milk.
Dip each chicken tender into the egg mixture, then roll in breadcrumbs; place on a lined baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.