Cheesy baked garlic chicken strips, juicy yogurt dipped chicken breast rolled in cheddar and Parmesan and coated with garlic panko bread crumbs.
This week’s #SundaySupper, hosted by Christie of A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures, of finger foods is perfect for my house. See, my child is almost seven and doesn’t like to eat with a fork. We are working on it, but most things end up as finger foods for her. She loves baked chicken, and cheese, and she’s used to me putting garlic in almost everything, so Cheesy Baked Garlic Chicken Strips are perfect for her!
Cheesy Baked Garlic Chicken Strips
I dip these cheesy baked garlic chicken strips in yogurt like I do with my Spicy Southern Fried Chicken Strips. I love how it makes chicken so flavorful and juicy. I used slices of cheddar that I crumbled up to make the chicken extra cheesy, and garlic panko breadcrumbs give it a little crunch. They are perfect for dinner, or make a big batch for a party, your guests will love them!
I recommend not trying to keep these warm in the oven for too long, I tried that once and the chicken got dried out. The breading was still cheesy and good, though. Be careful turning them, or the breading will fall off!
- 3 large chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 4 ounces sliced sharp yellow cheddar cheese, crumbled (or 4 ounces shredded)
- 1/2 packed cup finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- olive oil cooking spray
Set up a work area with 3 shallow bowls. Crumble the cheddar cheese into small pieces in one bowl,and mix with the Parmesan. Put the Greek yogurt in another bowl. Mix the panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, and black pepper in the final bowl.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Trim any excess fat and slice each chicken breast lengthwise into three strips. Dip each chicken strip in the yogurt, coat evenly in a thin layer, roll in the cheese mixture shaking off loose pieces, then in the breadcrumbs. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake in the preheated oven for around 25 minutes, turning once after 10 minutes (be careful not to remove too much of the breading!), then again 5 minutes before the end of cooking. Check that the chicken has reached 180 degrees with a meat thermometer.
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