Breaded & Baked Chicken Strips with Velveeta #CheesyShells

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If you’ve  followed me for any amount of time, you already know that I’m from the generation when boxed foods were invented. I grew up on the stuff. Frozen dinners, my mom had an entire freezer in the garage just so we could have a selection.

The first to make the Mac and Cheese scene was the powdery cheese, cook your noodles, add the powder, some milk, some butter and walla! It was ok, and as a kid, I loved the stuff. My mom didn’t cook, or at least not well and it’s the closest I was gonna get to the real thing.

Velveeta Shells & Cheese

Then Velveeta came out with Shells and Cheese. I can’t tell you exactly when. I know I was already on my own, making my own food choices and paying for my own groceries. The late 1980’s I think. Anyway, It was mind blowing. Who knew Mac and Cheese could taste so good? I was used to powdery, blah tasting, boring, orange colored noodles.

Shells and Cheese was so creamy, so real cheese tasting, I was a convert. And the shells were just so cute, so much better than plain old elbow macaroni!

Breaded and Baked Chicken Strips with Velveeta #CheesyShells

Fast forward 20+ years and I’ve got kids of my own. Yes I make lots of food from scratch but I’ll also cook from a box.

Still a favorite and even better when you find a great bargain at Walmart on the 3-pack of Velveeta Shells and Cheese.

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See more of what I found on my shopping trip

Chicken strips are always a winner around here. Fast and easy to make, while they’re in the oven just make up some Shells and Cheese, crack a can of green beans and you’ve got a meal you can be proud of and your family will love.

Breaded and Baked Chicken Strips with Velveeta #CheesyShells

Breaded and Baked Chicken Strips with Velveeta #CheesyShells

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (I used panko)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Line a baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Beat eggs and set aside.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Dip chicken strips into beaten egg then coat with bread crumb mixture, place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. bake for 15-20 minutes until chicken is baked through and an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Notes

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And just look at that liquid gold!

Breaded and Baked Chicken Strips with Velveeta #CheesyShells

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Comments

  1. Looks yummy, I love Velveeta Shells and Cheese!

  2. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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  3. My girlies would love these and of course WITH the mac cheese!

  4. My son would love this meal!!

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