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Kid-Friendly Cheddar Baked Crusted Chicken Strips

These kid-friendly cheddar crusted baked chicken strips are an easy, kid-friendly meal for those busy back to school weeknights.

Categories Chicken, Dinner, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Kid-Friendly
Difficulty Easy
Keyword chicken breast recipes for kids, chicken recipes for kids, kid friendly chicken recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 strips
Calories 102 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


For The Baked Chicken Strips

For The Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:

For The Meal:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the Annie’s Homegrown Organic Cheddar Bunnies with sea salt and black pepper.  Process until almost fully broken down, but not yet a powder.  The texture should look like course breadcrumbs.

  3. Transfer the cheddar bunny coating to a shallow dish and set aside.

  4. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 1 tsp. olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper.

  5. Starting with the egg mixture, dip the chicken slices until fully coated. Then give them a little shake to let any extra egg drip off.

  6. Transfer to the seasoned coating and gently toss until the chicken strip is completely coated.

  7. Transfer the chicken strip to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken, allowing some space in between the chicken strips for even baking.

  8. Place in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway through, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle and the coating is golden.

  9. While the strips are baking, in a small bowl, combine the plain Greek yogurt, Annie's Homegrown yellow mustard, honey, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Whisk until very smooth.

Recipe Notes

* If you don't own a food processor, you can add the cheddar bunnies into a large ziplock bag, seal it, and gently crush the crackers using a rolling pin, mallet, or heavy-bottomed glass.

Nutrition Facts
Kid-Friendly Cheddar Baked Crusted Chicken Strips
Amount Per Serving (2 strips)
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.5g5%
Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Cholesterol 76.9mg26%
Sodium 1053mg44%
Carbohydrates 1.7g1%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 13.7g27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.