Asian-Style Chicken Strips {Gluten Free}

by Marla on November 1, 2010 · 45 comments

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Homemade oriental chinese chicken strip recipe.

Hope everyone had a super fun Halloween. We sure did. Today I am gonna bring you savory because we probably had enough sweet the past few days, weeks & month.

This chicken was awesome! My kids loved it and that made me very happy. I say make a big batch so you have plenty on hand for lunch, dinner, leftovers and lunch boxes. It is delish with a side salad, steamed or roasted veggies, brown rice or pasta.

Simple, quick and easy family chicken recipe.

This is a simple, quick and easy lean protein recipe that has lots of flavor. It will keep you away from take out Chinese food that is loaded with all kinds of mysterious ingredients. Real Food Fast. Not Fast Food here at Family Fresh Cooking. I’ve got your back guys.

Simple Chinese chicken recipe for the home cook.

I always use organic chicken breast and trim off any excess fat. You can keep the interest in chicken if you change up how you cut it up and style it. Sometimes I cube it, other times I grill up the whole breast and in this case I made strips. Looking at these photos I am thinking these would have made great skewers too.

Homemade organic Chinese Chicken Strips recipe on food blog

I used gluten free brown rice bread crumbs to coat this chicken. It is very fine & not like the coarser, traditional bread crumbs most of us are used to. This has a delicate texture that adds a nuttiness to the overall flavor. I always like to use ingredients that add to the taste & nutrition rather than just being something to use for the sake of it, such as refined white flour.

Homemade chinese chicken strip recipe for the home chef.

What is your favorite kind of Asian cooking? Do you love Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Korean? (I dig all of it!)

Asian-Style Chicken Strips

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 four ounce servings

Asian-Style Chicken Strips


  • 2 pounds organic Chicken Breast, cut into 1/2 inch strips lengthwise
  • 2 Garlic Cloves finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons organic Tamari (this is gluten free) or Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon your favorite Hot Sauce (I like Sriracha Sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned Brown Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1 cup Brown Rice Bread Crumbs
  • pinch of Black Pepper
  • oil to spray pan - or coat with Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Optional
  • Serve with some diced Chives or Green Onions


  • Slice & trim chicken. Whisk together the wet ingredients & ground ginger to form a marinade. Combine with the chicken. Let chicken marinate for 1-3 hours in the fridge. Spray pan with some cooking oil. Pre heat a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Combine the flour and pepper in a shallow bowl. Remove chicken from the marinade, and let extra drip off. Dredge the marinated chicken in the flour & pepper mixture. Cook the chicken for about 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through & browned.
  • Notes
  • Fish sauce adds so much flavor to Asian cooking. To read more about it click here.
  • I used Brown Rice Bread Crumbs for this. Feel free to use your favorite flour.
  • If you have leftovers, in order to crisp these up - I recommend re-heating these under a broiler set to low or in a lightly greased skillet. Flip once during the re-heat.


  • Serve over your favorite pasta or soba noodles.
  • Serve over a green salad. Mandarin orange slices & slivered almonds or peanuts would be a great addition.
  • Make this recipe into skewers. That would make it great for a party appetizer.

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenny Flake November 1, 2010 at 6:39 am

Wow, how gorgeous are these chicken strips?! Forget take out, I am staying in and enjoying this beautiful recipe :) Love it! Have a great Monday friend! …..Stumbled too :)


2 Maria November 1, 2010 at 6:43 am

I love the Asian twist!


3 Amanda November 1, 2010 at 6:56 am

You are so far beyond my realm of capabilities girl.. this looks so delicious and beautiful I would be terrified to try it! Well done! (you know I had to stumble it!)


4 Jessica @ How Sweet November 1, 2010 at 7:18 am

These look delicious!


5 Rosa November 1, 2010 at 7:45 am

A wonderful recipe! Those strips look very yummy.




6 Faith November 1, 2010 at 8:20 am

These look super tasty, Marla! Definitely better than any takeout I’ve ever seen. :) My favorite kind of Asian food is by far Indian…loooooove it!


7 Kim November 1, 2010 at 8:28 am


Looks delicious and flavorful!!! I wouldn’t even notice it was a healthy chicken breast. :)



8 Heather (Heather's Dish) November 1, 2010 at 8:41 am

holy foodie heaven! these look SO amazing!


9 Kristen November 1, 2010 at 8:52 am

Those look delicious!!


10 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking November 1, 2010 at 9:25 am

This looks like a delicious dinner idea, Marla. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!


11 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather November 1, 2010 at 9:41 am

I’d definitely make a big batch of these. They could be used in so many different dishes, thanks Marla! Wonderful pictures as always :)


12 Angie November 1, 2010 at 9:42 am

Yummy! The whole family will love this! Beautiful photos!


13 A Canadian Foodie November 1, 2010 at 10:26 am

The julienned vegetables look divine, and the chicken couldn’t help but be! I just did 60 retro cordon bleu for my parent’s 60th anniversary next weekend (they are rolled and in the freezer awaiting step two: coating and baking… but I therefore have 60 tenders in freezer bags awaiting a recipe just like this!


14 the urban baker November 1, 2010 at 11:10 am

will you make me this? I will pick up take out from you, anytime! This looks so good! after all the candy and sweets, this is the perfect fusion of spices and flavor!


15 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. November 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

These look amazing! Great dish that my kids would totally eat!


16 Paula November 1, 2010 at 11:41 am

that`s really great idea for a delicious meal!

have a nice time,


17 teresa November 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I LOVE what you represent Marla!


18 Marla November 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Teresa: “Shine” such a pretty word :) Thanks for showering me and my bloggy with sweet sentiments & kindness!

Susan: Sure, i’ll make this for you & i’ll accept the take out – – I need a break! LOL.

Angie: I know, double rice bowls are in order.


19 Angie's Recipes November 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm

A great Asian stir-fry! I would need one more bowl of rice.


20 Cookin' Canuck November 1, 2010 at 2:36 pm

The brown rice breadcrumbs are a great idea. Where did you find those? This is exactly the kind of dish I need to get back to healthier eating after all of those Halloween treats.


21 Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm

oooh these look delightful! I bet they would make a perfect Spring dinner over here in Australia :) Thanks for sharing!


22 Mary November 1, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Love the Asian twist! These sound (and look) soooo great! Great blog!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls


23 Daydreamer Desserts November 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Bookmarking! :)


24 Katrina November 2, 2010 at 10:50 am

I love how easy this looks!


25 FOODESSA November 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm

What an appetizing dish you concocted…love Asian food.
Japanese Sushi is a favourite of mine…however, Chinese Schezuan is what I usually crave…especially peanut butter dumplings ;o)

Marla…thanks for your thoughtful comments on my last post…very appreciated.

Have a great day and flavourful wishes,


26 Nancy@acommunaltable November 2, 2010 at 2:09 pm


These look wonderful and a nice change from the heavier foods that characterize this time of year!!
Also intrigued by the the brown rice crumbs!!


27 Marla November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Nancy: The brown rice crumbs are a nice change from what we are all used to when we think of bread crumbs. I am also happy that we can give our gluten free friends a nice breaded option. It is nice to have a diversion from the heavier stuff. I have that coming soon though!

Claudia: Sushi is my favorite too. I could eat it every day. The peanut butter dumplings you mention sound amazing. I have never tried anything like that. Must find them some day – or make my own. Sorry to hear you have been stressed, your blog friends are here for you girl.

Lisa: Yes, perfect for spring cooking in Australia!


28 Anna Johnston November 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Nothing like some yummy chicken strips, they are so versatile and these look amazing.


29 Megan November 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

This looks so fresh and healthy. Just what we all need right now!!!


30 Joanne November 3, 2010 at 4:31 am

Asian chicken salads absolutely never fail to please. The flavors of sesame and ginger just appeal to me so much! Great dish.

My favorite Asian food to eat is Thai…love those sweet/salty/savory combinations!


31 naomi November 3, 2010 at 9:47 am

Love the brown rice bread crumbs. Where did you find that? This is such a great recipe. I love how healthy it is.


32 Jeanette November 3, 2010 at 11:13 am

These sound really flavorful. I had bought some brown rice crumbs but haven’t tried them yet, so this is great – a new recipe to try!


33 Nicole, RD November 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Marla! Gorgeous photos, hun! I am blown away…they look too good to eat! Well, almost anyways…that chicken looks amazing!! :)

I did get your comment the other day — it had gone into my spam :( Glad I check that regularily, I don’t know why some comments end up in there!


34 Marla November 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Nicole: So happy to know that you checked your spam folder. So many of my comments have been put in bloggers spam folder because of an Akismet filter glitch. We are on it over here & trying to resolve asap! Thanks for your sweet compliments.

Jeanette & Dara: I found the brown rice bread crumbs at a local store called Mother’s Market.
Whole Foods might carry them, but I am not positive. You can also find them at


35 Mags November 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm

What a fantastic recipe. And as always…. lovely photos!


36 shelly (cookies and cups) November 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

Definitely making these take out for us!!


37 tasteofbeirut November 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm

This photo is beautiful and the flavor is fantastic!


38 My Carolina Kitchen November 7, 2010 at 7:04 am

Marla, this is my kind of meal. Easy and healthy are two of my favorite things to aim for when planning. Fish sauce is one of my favorite ingredients too. Your presentation is fabulous on spinach with coleslaw. I’m not familiar with the brown rice bread crumbs, so I’ll keep an eye out for it at our store.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and for following along. I really appreciate it and it’s very nice to have a chance to get to know you. Your blog is fabulous and your photos are outstanding. I’m having a great time looking around and getting hungry. (smile) You have a great artistic eye with your photos. Lots and lots to learn here. Enjoy your weekend.


39 Marla November 7, 2010 at 9:45 am

Sam: I am so happy that you stopped by and checked out some of my recipes. Easy is essential over here so is letting whole food ingredients speak for themselves. I look forward to getting to know you better around the web :)


40 Arin April 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm

These look yummy! My daughter will love them.


41 Amanda March 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Thanks for the inspiration. I made this for my family last night and it went down a treat. Only addition I made was that I added lightly roasted pumpkin seeds as a sprinkling over the top. They love these and they are so good for them as well. These strips are on my weekly menu for sure.


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