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.


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


  • 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


  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.


And just look at that liquid gold!

Breaded and Baked Chicken Strips with Velveeta #CheesyShells

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  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:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  3. My girlies would love these and of course WITH the mac cheese!

  4. My son would love this meal!!

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