These delicious crispy oat and sesame chicken strips are a super yummy way to upgrade your chicken strips! Crazy crunchy and filled with flavour, the kids love them and adults do too. They are so much yummier than any frozen chicken strip you will find and are easy to make, with a batch coming out of the oven in under 40 minutes! They are also awesome in the airfryer.
Why you're going to love this recipe
Making these nuggets is fun and you can get the kids involved. Everyone love's eating them- here's why:
- quick and easy to make
- baked not fried
- crunchy exterior
- freezer friendly before cooking
- great cut into chunks and stirred through salad
- perfect balance of textures
- great with dipping sauces, like Tzatziki
- serve them with veggies, or Zucchini chippies for a bit of fun
- airfryer or oven- your choice!
What goes into the recipe
don't forget to scroll to the recipe card for amounts and full method
- italian herbs/ mixed herbs- these are imparting flavour! Choose whatever your favourite herb mix is. It also works well with herbes de provence or even a souvlaki mix.
- sesame seeds- untoasted, just plain!
- rolled oats- because you're going to blitz these you want them to be rolled oats, not quick oats or similar
How to make this recipe
- Whisk the eggs with the water until frothy and fully mixed. (Images 1 and 2)
- Put the oats in the food processor or blender and process until they resemble crumbs (Images 3 and 4)
- Add the sesame seeds and herbs to the oats and mix well. (Image 5)
- Dip the chicken strips into the egg (Image 6)
- Coat well in the mixture (Image 7)
- Continue until all are coated. (Image 8) space out on a baking tray and spray with olive oil for baking.
You can make these in the airfryer! I cook them at 200 degrees for 10 minutes per strip. Obviously this varies depending on your airfryer. I recommend preheating your airfryer prior to cooking. My Ninja Foodi Grill does this as part of starting it up.
Expert Tips and FAQs
Making these couldn't be simpler, with no need for a double crumb layer, they turn out super crunchy and delicious!
Yes! I freeze after coating in the crumb layer. I freeze them flat on a tray and then transfer to a container when completely solid.
You can cook them directly from frozen, but use a thermometer to check that they reach the internal temperature of 75º celsius. (165F)
We love having a fakeaway- they are great when served with sweet potato chips, zucchini chippies or even a yummy pasta salad. They are also great with dipping sauces, I like to mix mustard and mayonnaise, or serve them with tzatziki.
They are great in a burger! Or chop them to serve on top of a salad, or cut into long thin strips to put into sushi or rice paper rolls.
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Crispy Oat and Sesame Chicken Strips
- 4 chicken breast fillets chopped into strips
- 2 eggs whisked with ½ cup water
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- 4 tbsps italian herbs
- olive oil for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
- Whizz the oats in a food process for about 15 seconds to break them up.
- Combine the oats, sesame seeds and italian herbs on a plate and mix to combine.
- Dip the chicken strips in the egg mixture then coat in the oat mixture.
- Lay them out on an oven tray.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Bake at 200 degrees for 35 minutes, turning halfway through.
This post is from May 2017, and was republished fully on 13/07/2021. Edits include: video, process shots and FAQS.