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Nutty Chicken Strips Recipe

Nutty Chicken Strips Recipe

I enjoy cooking for my parents and two brothers. I usually prepare things that are a little out of the ordinary. These strips, seasoned with curry, are great for a family game night. —Betsy Baertlein, Mazeppa, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  • 1. Mix yogurt, cilantro and honey. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and milk. In another bowl, toss bread crumbs with almonds, cilantro and curry powder. Toss chicken strips with flour to coat lightly; shake off excess. Dip both sides in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture.
  • 3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. In batches, cook chicken until golden brown, 5-6 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken with 1-1/2 tablespoons sauce: 365 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 268190
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2017

"These chicken strips are so good. The almonds, curry and cilantro are an unusual flavor combination but are what make these chicken strips so good."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 253629
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"I prepared these chicken strips for dinner tonight. They are not only easy to prepare but delicious. The cilantro did not over power the strips and the dipping sauce simply made these little strips shine. Be sure to use the leafy end of the cilantro and not the stems as the stems tend to be bitter. I did substitute a chicken seasoning from Penzey’s in place of the curry powder, otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. We were both members of the clean plate club. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

hkpepin User ID: 3030797 253535
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"These strips were really good and came together fairly quickly, in about 25 minutes total. While my 3 year old son loved the sauce, the rest of the family was more ambivalent about it. My husband would have preferred something spicier and I would have liked more of a honey mustard type sauce. The strips were really good though - we really liked the almonds and the curry was a good addition too. I'd make these again but with a different type of sauce."

gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 253529
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"The Nutty chicken Strips turned out great! I only had sour cream on hand so I used that instead of the yogurt , I added a cup of cream during the last two minutes of cooking, then served these yummy chicken strips with hot noodles - what a great weeknight meal!"

shawnba User ID: 2581969 253472
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"I must admit, I'm not much for curry, but these are really good. The curry and cilantro are just enough to make you wonder "what is that flavor?" You might not be able to guess what it is, but you will definitely go back for more!! I will say, we don't usually add sauces, so I skipped that for my family, and just added a drizzle of honey, so good, I want to make more!!"

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 253434
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Since I don't normally fry foods, I chose to bake the strips No problem keeping that good breading on. Instead of making bread crumbs, I used Aldi brand Italian flavored crumbs. Paired well with the cilantro and curry."

erinshea1982 User ID: 7151030 253396
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"We really enjoyed this recipe! The cilantro and curry give these chicken strips such a unique flavor! I did take extra caution in cooking, so the bits of nuts wouldn't burn . They do tend to burn easier because of the oil in them! Overall great recipe, and we will make again!"

Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 253372
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"A really tasty, fairly low carbohydrate dinner. The breading was crunchy and stayed on well, and the almond flavor came through nicely. The yogurt, cilantro and honey dip surprised me. I really liked it! And the cilantro flavor was mild, even though it's what ties the sauce and the breading together.

My only complaint with the recipe is that it contains no seasoning (salt) at all, and I did think some was needed. About a quarter teaspoon for the cup of dip was right for us. I added a bit of salt to the breading mixture too, but not quite enough. Once we seasoned it a bit more, the flavors really bloomed."

Nan Mock User ID: 611392 253204
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

"My family and I enjoyed this recipe tonight. In the coating I used honey-roasted almonds, chopping them in the food processor before combining them with the bread crumbs. The almonds bring a sweet crunch to the chicken. The sauce was very good too: yogurt, cilantro & honey is a combination I had not tried before!"

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 253195
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

"This chicken is really good. All the flavors go together so well. I divided the cilantro in half for both the sauce and the chicken. Due to allergies, I switched out sour cream for the yogurt. The sauce is delicious. I made my chicken topping a little more rustic with coarsely chopped almonds and coarsely grated bread. Instead of frying the chicken in a skillet, I decided to bake this in the oven at 375 degrees F for about 25 minutes."

ktleeg User ID: 1331138 54365
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"My kids are pretty picky eaters. So I decided to make something that was somewhat normal, chicken fingers, for dinner. They scarfed it down and loved every bite. A definite do again. Served with some veggies and rice pilaf for a perfect meal."

ac_tell User ID: 6410169 58513
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"Excellent flavor! I made this for the Xmas party and everyone loved it! Even the person who doesn't like cilantro. The dip was the best! I did add about 1 tsp more of honey since you can taste that plain yogurt just a bit too much - but that is just my tastebud! The whole thing was a hit!"

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