Quinoa and Chia Crusted Chicken Strips/Fingers



Quinoa and Chia Crusted Chicken Stripes


These quinoa and chia crusted chicken fingers are a healthier version of regular chicken strips recipes, and they are also baked. Their crust contains 2 super foods – quinoa and chia. Super easy to make, juicy chicken and crunchy crust, they are simply delicious. I also prepared a creamy homemade honey mustard sauce that perfectly goes with them.

You can dip them in ranch, barbecue or honey mustard dipping sauce. Of course I made the honey mustard, since I love the combination of honey and mustard. The sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

Servings: 4

Quinoa and Chia Crusted Chicken Strips/Fingers

Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
40 minutes
Total Time:
55 minutes
Healthy, crunchy, kid friendly quinoa crusted chicken fingers with homemade honey mustard dipping sauce
quinoa chia crusted chicken stripes
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  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa — (about 1/2 cup uncooked)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup (gluten free Panko crumbs)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Honey mustard dipping sauce:
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Honey mustard sauce: In a medium bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Add more salt and pepper according to your taste.
  2. Chicken Fingers: Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and lightly bake quinoa, so it is dry and crispy. It needs around 20-25 minutes. Set a side to cool at room temperature.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil.
  5. Combine Panko crumbs, quinoa, chia seeds, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl. In another bowl mix beaten egg and milk.
  6. Dip each chicken strip in egg-milk mixture and then toss in crumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  7. Place chicken on baking sheet and spray with olive oil on top.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes per side, turning carefully, using kitchen thongs.
  9. Remove from oven and serve with honey mustard sauce.
Course: Quinoa and Chia Crusted Chicken Fingers
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

Calories: 447, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 117mg, Sodium: 1208mg, Potassium: 658mg, Carbohydrates: 57g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 37g, Protein: 32g, Vitamin A: 165%, Vitamin C: 3.5%, Calcium: 126%, Iron: 2.8%

I love how flavorful a they turned out, I almost got addicted to them. These chicken fingers are also kid friendly.


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