Baked Breaded Chicken Strips

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Servings: 8 Ingredients for Chicken Strips: 2 lbs chicken breast, about 3 large chicken breasts Sea Salt & Pepper 1/3 cup dijon mustard 1/3 cup real mayo 2-3 small garlic cloves, pressed 2 cups bread crumbs, I used a mixture of 1 cup seasoned italian-style bread crumbs and 1 cup panko bread crumbs, but you can use 100% seasoned bread crumbs Ingredients for Honey Mustard Sauce: 1/3 cup dijon mustard 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup real mayonnaise 1/2 tsp poppy seeds, for effect, optional ;).

Ingredients

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Preheat Oven to 450˚F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil (to save yourself some clean-up).

INSTRUCTIONS

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In a large bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup dijon mustard, 1/3 cup real mayo and 3 pressed garlic cloves and set aside to let the garlic infuse into the marinade while you prep your chicken.

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Place bread crumbs in a second bowl. Rinse and pat dry your chicken with paper towels. Trim off any excess fat and cut chicken breasts into 1-inch thick strips. Lightly season both sides of the chicken strips with salt and pepper.

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Place chicken strips into the marinade and mix well. Roll each chicken strip into your bread crumbs a couple times to get a nice coating of crumbs then transfer breaded strips to prepared baking sheet. For the best, crispy crust results, do not overcrowd chicken.

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Bake at 450˚F for 15-17 min or until chicken is cooked through and golden brown on the outside. Enjoy!

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