Easy Gluten-Free Crunchy Chicken Strips

These gluten-free chicken strips are certainly kid-friendly, and they're adult-friendly too!

These Crunchy Chicken Strips are incredibly easy to make, kid friendly, and an adult favorite too! Serve them up with your favorite sauces, or add them to wraps or salads too.

how to make easy crunchy chicken stripsThese crunchy chicken strips are baked, not fried, making them super simple to prepare, and with no oily frying mess. It also makes them healthier and easier to reheat. I actually like them at room temperature too.  

The first thing you need are gluten-free corn flakes. Many corn flakes are flavored with malt flavoring, which contains gluten. Malt flavoring is made from barley, and it’s the same ingredient that is used in Rice Krispies, meaning they contain gluten too. (Sorry to inform you that Rice Krispies aren’t gluten-free if you hadn’t heard that news.)  My favorite GF cornflakes are from Barbara’s, Nature’s Path or Erewhon. 

I use chicken breast to make these crunchy chicken strips, since strips are normally made with white meat. You can definitely use chicken thighs if you’d like to, but you’ll want to make sure the strips you’re cutting are plenty wide (roughly two per thigh) or reduce the cooking time to 8 minutes on each side.

If you’re looking for an extra-delicious dip to serve with these, try my Tangy Apricot Mustard Sauce.  These are great served with a bowl of warm Homemade Tomato Soupor Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese too.

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Crunchy Chicken Strips

These easy to make gluten-free Crunchy Chicken Strips are kid-friendly and adult-friendly too! Add them to wraps, salads, or dip in your favorite sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk or plain/unsweetened dairy-free milk
  • 2 cups gluten-free corn flakes crushed
  • salt pepper & paprika


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  • Place corn flakes in a ziplock bag & have kids crush them (or you do it!)
    making gluten-free chicken strips
  • Beat egg and milk in a shallow dish or bowl; season mixture with a dash each of salt, pepper & paprika. Place crushed flakes in a separate shallow dish or bowl. Dip chicken first in egg mixture, then in cereal to coat. Place coated chicken on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    how to make easy gluten-free chicken strips
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes; turn and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy with your favorite gluten-free sauces!



Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.  For best results, reheat in an oven or toaster oven. 


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Photos by James Collier

Chicken strips + sauces: happy evening.


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