Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

This Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer is just 263 calories for 6 homemade chicken strips!

Plus, these air fryer chicken strips come with 3 low calorie dips to enjoy with the crispy battered chicken strips.

Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

Air frying chicken strips helps them crisp up to perfection, almost as if you fried the chicken strips in oil… But this method saves 100’s of calories, and lots of fat!

We’ve also included directions to bake chicken strips in the oven… so if you don’t have an air fryer, or don’t want to take it out, you can bake them instead.

This Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer is just 263 calories for 6 chicken strips!

Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make air fryer chicken breast strips.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll even find low calorie tips, how to make the chicken fingers in the oven, a nutritional label and more.

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To make these air fry chicken strips easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

You can skip ahead to the recipe card, or read through for the shopping list, low calorie tips and more…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Air Fried Chicken Strips Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Chicken Fingers in Air Fryer
  • Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Chicken Strips Recipes

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this low calorie chicken strips recipe to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for chicken strip recipes… Plus low calorie tips!

Air Fried Chicken Strips Ingredients

It’s easy to make air fryer chicken recipes healthy and low calorie!

Here are our tips for making recipe with chicken strips packed full of flavor, without having to add excess fat and calories.

Low Calorie Tips for Making Air Fryer Chicken Fingers:

  • Olive oil spray... save 100’s of calories and lots of fat with an olive oil sprayer. It’s great for all your air frying recipes!
  • Sharp Cheese… the sharper the better! You don’t need as much when it’s extra sharp, because the flavor of the cheese is more pronounced.
  • Garlic… has zero calories, but so much flavor. If you have garlic salt, use it in this recipe. It’s the perfect item to boost flavor without changing the calories.
Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

Shopping List for Chicken Fingers Homemade:

Low Calorie Dips for Chicken Strips:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of chicken strips air fryer recipe you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for homemade chicken fingers recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make healthy batter for chicken strips… and how to cook chicken in the air fryer.

How to Make Chicken Fingers in Air Fryer

You can make this chicken fingers air fryer recipe ahead of time and freeze. This way you have homemade frozen chicken fingers for the air fryer!

Freeze and Store Homemade Chicken Strips:

  1. Cook the sliced air fryer chicken cutlets, and cool completely.
  2. Then place in an even layer in a gallon freezer bag (place parchment or wax paper in-between layers) and place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Freeze for 4 hours, then remove the cookie sheet… this will stop them from sticking together.
  4. To reheat, add to the air fryer or oven and cook at 400° for 5 minutes each side from frozen, or 3 minutes each side thawed.

How to Make Air Fried Chicken Strips:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°.
  2. To a shallow bowl, or pie pan, crack and whisk the eggs.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl or pie pan, combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, and garlic salt. Mix well.
  4. Cut the chicken breasts into thin filets, then cut each filet into 6 chicken strips.
  5. Dunk the chicken strips in the eggs, then move over to dredge in the breadcrumbs.
  6. Let any extra breadcrumbs fall off as you move the chicken strips from the breadcrumbs to a plate until you have enough for one run in the air fryer. (You can continue dunking and dredging while the first batch air frys.)
  7. In batches, add the chicken strips to the air fryer. Spray with olive oil and cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
  8. When the chicken is cooked through and crispy on the outside and golden brown, they’re done. Move to a clean plate and continue air frying the chicken fingers.

Oven Baked Chicken Strips:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. To a shallow bowl, or pie pan, crack and whisk the eggs.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl or pie pan, combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, and garlic salt. Mix well.
  4. Cut the chicken breasts into thin filets, then cut each filet into 6 chicken strips.
  5. Dunk the chicken strips in the eggs, then move over to dredge in the breadcrumbs.
  6. Let any extra breadcrumbs fall off as you move the chicken strips from the breadcrumbs to the parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  7. Lightly spray the tops with olive oil, and bake for 8 minutes.
  8. Flip, lightly spray the tops with olive oil, and bake for an additional 5 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best low calorie chicken strip recipe…

Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

These low calorie air fryer chicken strips are easy to make and sooooo yummy!

We’ve supplied you with directions to make these low calorie chicken strips in the oven as well… just in case you don’t have or don’t want to use an air fryer.

Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

Homemade Chicken Strips {LOW CALORIE}

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You can have 6 of these homemade chicken strips for just 263 calories!
Along with the air fryer chicken strips directions, we have supplied you with oven baked chicken strips directions… so everyone can make this yummy recipe!
With OVER 31 grams of protein per serving, this healthy recipe for chicken strips in air fryer is great for dinner, or in a sandwich wrap.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 263 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer OR Oven

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Air Fried Chicken Strips:

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°.
  • To a shallow bowl, or pie pan, crack and whisk the eggs.
  • In a separate shallow bowl or pie pan, combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, and garlic salt. Mix well.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into thin filets, then cut each filet into 6 chicken strips.
  • Dunk the chicken strips in the eggs, then move over to dredge in the breadcrumbs.
  • Let any extra breadcrumbs fall off as you move the chicken strips from the breadcrumbs to a plate until you have enough for one run in the air fryer. (You can continue dunking and dredging while the first batch air frys.)
  • In batches, add the chicken strips to the air fryer. Spray with olive oil and cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
  • When the chicken is cooked through and crispy on the outside and golden brown, they’re done. Move to a clean plate and continue air frying the chicken fingers.

Oven Baked Chicken Strips:

  • Preheat the oven to 400° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • To a shallow bowl, or pie pan, crack and whisk the eggs.
  • In a separate shallow bowl or pie pan, combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, and garlic salt. Mix well.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into thin filets, then cut each filet into 6 chicken strips.
  • Dunk the chicken strips in the eggs, then move over to dredge in the breadcrumbs.
  • Let any extra breadcrumbs fall off as you move the chicken strips from the breadcrumbs to the parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  • Lightly spray the tops with olive oil, and bake for 8 minutes.
  • Flip, lightly spray the tops with olive oil, and bake for an additional 5 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 6stripsCalories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 16.1gProtein: 31.7gFat: 7.1gSaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 235mgPotassium: 437mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.8gCalcium: 137mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer, chicken, strips
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