Chicken Strips – Lunchbox ideas

When almost everything I put into Oliver’s and Oliver’s brother’s lunchbox is made from scratch I am sometimes overwhelmed with the lack of motivation and ideas… especially when all of the ideas have to be dairy-free, wheat-free, egg-free and nut-free… But over the years we have managed to collect a number of great ideas and things that the boys like more than others. One of Oliver’s all time favourites are crunchy chicken strips. I especially love these as they are super easy to make, don’t require many ingredients and can be eaten warm or cold. They can be eaten freshly cooked or can be frozen for freezer to lunchbox ease-ness… So here’s the recipe for you all to enjoy 🙂

This is a big quantity as I love to make double of everything… I serve one portion as a meal with veggies and the extras I freeze for future lunchbox snacks. This recipe makes about 24-30 chicken strips.

Chicken Strips – Dairy-free, Wheat-free, Egg-free, Nut-free


1 cup wheat-free plain flour

Salt and freshly ground pepper

4 organic chicken breasts cut into strips or x2 packets of organic chicken tenderloins

1 cup rice milk

150 g corn flakes

coconut oil or vegetable oil


Heat oil in frying pan for shallow frying

Blitz the cornflakes in thermomix or blender or put in zip lock bag and crush with rolling pin

Place flour in a zip lock bag and season with salt and pepper

Add chicken strips and shake until fully coated with flour

Put rice milk in bowl

Dip chicken strips into rice milk and then roll in crushed corn flakes

Shallow fry chicken strips in oil until golden brown and cooked through

These freeze well and are an easy freezer to lunchbox idea 🙂

2 Replies to “Chicken Strips – Lunchbox ideas”

  1. I love using cornflakes. I also add a few spices in with my chicken strips to give the kids variety in taste. They are a popular lunchbox choice in my house.

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