Friday, June 15, 2012

Baked Chicken Strips {Egg-free}

My family loves chicken strips!  While we can find some egg-free frozen varieties, chicken strips pretty much have to be avoided when dining out unless the ingredients can be verified.  So, I came up with this egg-free and slightly healthier version.  If you like this recipe, you may also like my recipe for Baked Chicken Parmesan (EF).

Baked Chicken Strips

2-2 ½ pound boneless chicken breast tenders
1 stick margarine or non-dairy margarine
1 1/3 c bread crumbs*
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
½ t freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350o.  In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt and pepper.  In a separate shallow bowl, melt the margarine.  Dip each chicken tender in margarine, turning to coat.  Then place the chicken tender in bread crumbs turning to coat.  Place on baking sheet.  Cook at 350o for about 25 minutes, turning half way through cooking time.  Serves 8

* Be sure to check the bread crumb label to make sure they are egg-free and dairy-free, according to your dietary requirements.

Dairy-free notes:  I haven't tried to make these dairy-free.  One of my readers said it worked great with dairy-free margarine and dairy-free bread crumbs.  See her comments below.


  1. I tried this with earth balance (dairy free) margarine and it tasted great! My daughter is allergic to egg and dairy and this was a great recipe! Thanks for posting it.

  2. I also made my own bread crumbs to keep them dairy free

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! I am glad you enjoyed them!

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  4. Thank you for posting. I can't wait to try this tonight. We just found out our son has many food allergies. This recipe means we won't lose a staple food around here. 😀