Chia Chicken Strips

chia chicken strips for toddlers

You’ll Need

  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp grainy mustard
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Prep and Cook

  • Rinse the chicken under cold water and pat dry. Slice each breast into strips and set aside.
  • Combine the yogurt and mustard in a bowl; add the chicken and allow it to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the panko, chia, sage, salt and several grinds of pepper in a medium bowl and stir well.
  • Dredge the chicken into the panko mixture and coat all sides well. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until cooked through and panko turn golden. Serve warm.


1 Comment

  1. Jennifer Stroude on September 3, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Hi Jan, thanks for the recipe, it’s in the oven, let’s see what my little judges think 😉
    I only had one cup of panko so I completed with almond meal and coconut flour. I wanted to know if you’d put that in a school lunch and if so, how: would you serve it cold or reheat at home (no more micro-waves in schools)? Thanks again for all the inspiration!

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