Healthy Garlic Panko Chicken Strips Recipe

 Ingredients

  • 1-1 ½ lbs skinless organic chicken breast fillets (about 2)
  • 5 Tbsp Barlean’s Organic Butter Flavored Coconut Oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ c grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ c panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper

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This is a quick, easy and 100% tried-and-true recipe that absolutely everyone (including the pickiest of kids) loves. I substitute the butter in the original recipe with our Organic Butter Flavored Coconut Oil for a healthier version, without sacrificing any flavor or richness. My family loves these plain, but you can use your choice of dipping sauce.


Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  • Wash and dry chicken breast fillets and wrap loosely in plastic wrap or put inside a large zip-top bag. Pound the fillets until they are uniform thickness (about 1/2-3/4”). Pounding the breasts not only allows chicken to cook quickly and evenly, but it tenderizes the meat nicely.
  • After the chicken is pounded, slice it into strips and set aside.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt organic coconut oil over medium-low heat. As the oil melts, add the minced garlic.
  • Once oil has melted, remove from heat and pour garlic oil mixture into a soup plate or other low, flat dish.
  • In another low, flat dish combine panko and Parmesan. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roll chicken pieces into garlic oil, then dredge in panko mixture. Place the strips into a glass baking dish in a single layer. If you have left-over garlic oil or panko mixture, pour over the chicken.
  • Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. If the strips aren’t browned on top enough, switch your oven to low broil for 2 minutes until the tops of the strips are golden brown and crispy.
  • Serves 4.

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Hot tip #1: Reserve or make a little extra melted Organic Butter Flavored Coconut oil and garlic to pour over an accompanying vegetable or use as a dip for artichokes.

Hot tip #2: Add a little cayenne to the panko Parmesan mixture for an extra kick.

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