Easy Crunchy Chicken Strips {Recipe}

By Kate |

First things first, I have to admit I never would have tried this recipe had I not had it at a friend’s house. French Fried Onions just aren’t on my regular grocery shopping list. But, I am so glad I had it because it is really, really good. The best part is the recipe is EASY, is ready in less than 30 minutes and kids will gobble it up. Even my picky 4 year old loves these tasty homemade chicken strips.

Fresh from the oven.

The original recipe (also found on the side of the French’s container) calls for chicken breasts, but I’ve found using chicken strips makes it much more kid-friendly. Plus, the leftover chicken strips taste delicious on salad. I also add a little pepper to add some extra flavor. The recipe makes enough for our family with a couple leftover strips.



  • 3 cups (6 oz) FRENCH’S Original French Fried Onions
  • 2 T Flour
  • 1.5 pounds Chicken Breast Strips
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Black Pepper to taste

– Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
– Crush French Friend Onions with flour and pepper in plasic bag. I use a rolling pin.
– Create an assembly line and dip chicken in egg and coat in onion crumbs. Press firmly to adhere onion to chicken strips.
– Bake at 400 for 20 minutes until no longer pink.

The chicken is really moist and yummy.

We usually serve the Crunchy Chicken Strips with rice and a green vegetable. Always a hit!


We’re cooking up some fun in July. Check out all of our must haves products to enjoy life In the Kitchen with Kids.



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest - Google Plus - YouTube

  1. 1.
  2. 2.

    Thanks for posting this recipe. These are really good!

  3. 3.

    Looks so yummy! wonder what I should make for lunch now I’m hungry

  4. 4.

    I only use the fried onions on Thanksgiving but this looks so easy and good. I really didn’t think to use them any other way.

  5. 5.

    MMM love chicken and these definitely sound crunchy yum!

  6. 6.
    Memere and Papa Lou

    Looking forward to some of that wonderful recipe next week…yummy. We have it often, but nothing compares to the first time the Shopping Mama made it for us. A nice touch is to top it with a little country gravy. Am getting hungry!!!

  7. 7.

    I made these over the weekend and my kids loved them! They are just as good leftover (and that comes from a picky mom who usually doesn’t care for leftover chicken lol). Yummy.

Leave a Comment