Baked Chicken Strips with Microwave Green Beans

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a healthy twist on a kid favorite! It is a simple yet tasty meal that will quickly become a family favorite dinner!

Nutrition Facts

Baked Chicken Strips with Microwave Green Beans


253 Per Serving


30g Per Serving


5g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

Calories 253
Total Fat 4.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 205 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 4.9 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 30 g


Servings  4  

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless, visible fat removed chicken breasts cut into 1’’ strips (or chicken tenderloins)
  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 2 Tbsp low-fat, low-sodium, grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tsp garlic or onion powder
  • 1 lb fresh green beans (washed, stems discarded)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (from jar)
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper


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  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. On a plate or shallow dish, combine flour and pepper.
  4. Pour milk into a second shallow dish.
  5. In another shallow dish, combine parmesan, oats, garlic/onion powder and paprika/parsley (optional: pulse oat mixture in food processor for 20 second for a finer ‘breading’).
  6. One at a time, dip chicken strips into flour and turn to coat. Then dip in milk, and then oat mixture, turning until well coated.
  7. Place coated strips on to prepared baking sheet.
  8. Once all strips are on the baking sheet give a light spray with cooking spray.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes until golden-brown and cooked through. (Optional: If you prefer darker brown ‘crisply’ tenders, turn on the oven’s broiler for the last 2 minutes but keep an eye on the tenders so they don’t burn!)
  10. To prepare beans: In a 2-quart microwave-safe dish, place beans, water, garlic and pepper.
  11. Cover and microwave on high until beans are crisp-tender (6-8 minutes).
  12. Drain excess liquid.

Tip: If you run out of shallow dishes, try using resealable plastic bags or plastic storage containers.

Tip: Don’t have a dish with a lid? No problem, just use a plate to cover a casserole dish or glass loaf pan – use what you have!