Chicken Strips with Quinoa Bread Crumbs

Chicken Strips with Quinoa Bread Crumbs
Short description
Kids will love these, and they’re not even fried!
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 6 chicken breasts (boneless & skinless)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

For the quinoa bread crumbs: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 
  2. Bring quinoa, water, and vegetable stock to a boil in a saucepan.  
  3. Once the mixture boils, turn off the heat and cover the pot until the quinoa is done (about 15-20 minutes). The grains will be slightly see-through, the tails should be showing, and there will be no more water in the pan.
  4. Add the spices.
  5. Spread the quinoa in a thin layer on sheet pans and place into the oven. Every 5 minutes, stir with a spatula. Keep baking until the quinoa is completely dry. Remove from the oven and let it cool.
  6. Place the dry quinoa and bread into a food processor. Pulse it a few times to break the mixture into medium-size grains. Do not over-blend.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

For the chicken:  

  1. Cut the boneless, skinless chicken breast into strips. Try to keep the pieces the same size.
  2. Cover the pieces in the quinoa/bread crumb mixture. Place on sheet pans lined with foil.
  3. Cook at 400 degrees F for 11 minutes.


Prep and cook time

Cook Time 30 min.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: 260 calories, Carbohydrate: 18g, Fat: 5g, Protein: 35g, Dietary fiber: 3g, Serving size: 1 chicken breast

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