These oven-fried chicken strips have a golden delicious buttery flavor that will send your taste buds into orbit. You don’t even need a dipping sauce—they’re that good!
It has taken me a long time to figure out how to have delicious fried chicken without flour. I’ve discovered a few recipes that are okay, but none as good as this one.
There’s something about the butter that gives it that flavor I crave. Plus the potato flakes provide the crunch.
Benefits of Chicken
According to Very Well Fit, chicken breast is a great source of protein and is naturally low in calories. It also contains selenium, phosphorus, and some of the B vitamins.
Oven-Fried Chicken Strips Ingredients
Of course, you’ll need chicken strips. You’ll also need an egg, some dry potato flakes, and melted butter.
You may also add salt and pepper, either before or after you cook the chicken. I like to sprinkle it on before it goes in the oven.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
How to Make Oven-Fried Chicken Strips
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and melt the butter in a baking pan.
Secondly, set aside 2 bowls—one with the egg and the other with the potato flakes. Beat the egg.
Then dip each chicken strip in the egg and then the potato flakes. Make sure to coat all sides of the chicken.
Place the coated chicken strips in the pan with the melted butter in a single layer.
Next, bake the chicken for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the chicken over.
If you want to add salt and pepper, this is a good time to do it. Return it to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.
After the chicken is done, you may turn on the broiler to brown the tops a little bit more. However, this isn’t necessary because the chicken is cooked.
Remove the chicken from the oven and place it on paper towels to absorb the excess butter.
Serve hot! Enjoy!
Any side salad is good. One we particularly like is this BLT salad that delivers quite a bit of old-school deliciousness.
- 1 pound of chicken tenderloin strips
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup of dry mashed potato flakes
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour the melted butter in a 7” x 9” baking pan.
- Dip each chicken strip into the beaten egg, roll it in the potato flakes, and place in the baking pan.
- If you want to add salt and pepper, this is a good time to do it.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the chicken over. Bake for another 20 minutes.
- If you want the chicken to be darker brown, turn on the broiler and keep a close eye on it. The top should turn brown within a couple of minutes.
- Remove from the oven and place on a plate covered in paper towels to absorb some of the excess butter.
- Serve hot.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 366Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 174mgSodium 442mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 38g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.