Healthy fried chicken strips

January 29, 2017

Healthy fried chicken strips recipe

Healthy fried chicken strips

If you love southern-style fried chicken – here’s a homemade spin on it that’s healthier than the deep-fried stuff – but still rates high on the comfort and taste chart. A junk food makeover that’s ready in 15 minutes… Go!

Oats, one of our kitchen staples (so cheap and versatile!), give the chicken its crunchy coating, while the inside is tender and juicy.

We like these with homemade sweet potato wedges, or in pitta with lettuce and tomato – try the latter in your lunchbox.

Makes 2 portions

You will need: 

  • 60g oats
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika/cumin/garam masala (or a combination)
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp rice, spelt or oat flour (we blitz oats into a flour for this), spread across a plate
  • 1 egg, beaten in a bowl
  • 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil for frying


  1. Mix the oats and spices together in a bowl, and season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Coat each chicken strip first in flour, then in the egg, then roll in the oat mix, and place on a plate or tray.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat until hot, and cook the chicken for 10 minutes, turning regularly (but gently so the coating stays in tact), until they’re cooked through and crispy all over.

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