Thrifty Chicken Strips

04/30/2009 3:14 pm · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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I was able to make this meal for my family of 5 for $4.66

That is only .93 cents a person


I love chicken strips, if we go out to eat that is what I order about 90% of the time.  My husband is always teasing me that I always order the same thing no matter where we go.  They are normally one of the less expensive things on the menu, and  are normally pretty good.  I wish I had the money to eat out everyday….someone else cooks it and cleans up .  But we can not afford to eat out very often, so it is up to me to make yummy meals for my family.

Here is the price break down


This is enough to feed my family ( 2 adults and 3 small kids)  adjust it to meet your family’s needs.

Take 2 extra large chicken breasts and cut them into 1 inch wide strips

In bowl add,

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 package Italian seasoning mix
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • stir till blended


Add the chicken strips in and toss them around till they have a light cover of flour

Then take 1 cube melted butter or margarine, and dip the chicken strips.


Take out of the butter and roll in 2 cups crushed corn flakes, and other half of package of Italian seasoning.

Place chicken strips on baking stone or sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 mins ( depends on how thick your chicken is, and how hot your oven heats.)img_06261My kids love it when I make this meal because they get to smash the corn flakes.  This bag was almost empty so I just let them smash them right in the cereal bag.  They take their little plastic hammers and bang away…they think it is SO much fun.  Matthew always giggles so hard he can’t bang any more.

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my boys love this recipe, especially my 4 year old. i made too much the first time i made them so i refrigerated the rest. the next day i put them back in the oven to reheat them i had my doubts but the strips were still crunchy. to be honest, i thought they tasted better after being refrigerated and reheated. thanks, love your web site and love the recipes, please keep up the wonderful job!!!!!


Thanks for the recipe idea. I make chicken strips all the time at home but I have never double dipped them like that. I just coat them with flour (with a mix of Cajun seasoning and salt and pepper) and drop them in the deep fryer. Do you double coat them because you are cooking them in the oven and the coating makes them crispy?

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Yes they are nice and crunchy.....and less oil....being that I have a son with half a heart I have to try and cook healthy to protect him as much as I can


I just love how you show and tell.... It helps to see what you are talking about. I cant wait to try this one. I also like how you are constantly putting new things on. Thanks. Donna

Pamela Adams
Pamela Adams

Whether I buy or get any magazines at store/from mailbox, I always love to put them in the breakroom at my work so my co-workers take turn to read them. I try not to keep them at home and not want to have "magazines clutter" in my house every month, big smiles.


This looks very yummy. You are awesome.


Thank you so much for sharing your meal ideas with all of us. I have tried one of them and loved it. I also passed the recipes on to my dad and he also enjoyed them. Thank you too for all the time you put into this site to help all of us save money.

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