Pina Colada Teriyaki Chicken Strips have a yummy teriyaki pina colada dipping sauce that will have you aching for Hawaii.
It has been absolutely freezing in Utah lately. I mean it. Like in the negatives. That is just way too much for me. I wish I was in Hawaii. These panko chicken strips have a crunchy coating of Panko Bread Crumbs from Progresso, and are paired with a teriyaki pina colada sauce that totally reminds me of Hawaii. My family went on a trip to Hawaii a few years ago, and while the scenery was beautiful, the food delicious, the weather was crappy. In fact, it was hardly sunny, mostly overcast and we were all itching for a tan.
We had all traveled to Hawaii to see my little sister compete in an Internation Soccer Tournament, and it was so fun to see all of those teams speaking different languages and competing against one another. My sister is such an awesome athlete, but not very awesome with sunscreen. We did slather her up before the game, and she tans really easily, but she still managed to get fried through her jersey. Seriously fried. Like, blisters everywhere. Here we were, a pasty family from Vancouver, Washington dying for a tan, but not getting anything at all and she gets scorched through her shirt! It was craziness and the poor dear was in quite a lot of pain.
If you truly know me you know that I adore Panko for my breading (and if you follow the link you can read my post about it). In fact, Panko is what helped me win a cooking contest and partnership with Knorr, Panko Crusted Chicken with a Lemon Cream Sauce. I need to photograph that baby again, but it’s still super delicious.
Anyway, this recipe is really easy and your kids will love it, which is a pretty big deal in my opinion. You’ll start out with an easy breading. Just salt and pepper the chicken and roll them in the bread crumbs followed by a light drizzle of olive oil. I figure that since the panko sticks to the chicken just fine on it’s own, why worry about doing a proper dredge with flour and egg. No need to add the extra calories.
Then, dump almost all of the ingredients for the sauce in a pan, bring to a boil, add the rest, boil again, and eat up!
Are Chicken Strips Made With Breast Meat?
Chicken tenders are cut from chicken breasts.
Chicken tenders are white meat and besides being smaller than the breast, taste exactly the same as breast meat and are tender and moist when cooked properly.
Is Teriyaki Sauce Gluten Free?
Teriyaki sauce is made with soy sauce.
Unless specifically labeled “gluten free”, most soy sauce contains gluten.
Therefore, teriyaki sauce is not usually gluten free.
What Is Pina Colada Made From?
Pina colada is a drink or sauce or dip that has pineapple and coconut as two of the ingredients.
More TERIYAKI Recipes:
- Teriyaki Chicken Casserole
- Teriyaki Chicken Pasta Salad
- Chicken Noodles
- Teriyaki Beef Casserole
- Easy Chicken Teriyaki
- Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger
- Teriyaki Veggie Bowl
- Easy Teriyaki Chicken Salad
- Teriyaki Beef Wrap
- Teriyaki Chicken Quesadilla
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Pina Colada Teriyaki Chicken Strips
Pina Colada Teriyaki Chicken Strips
For the Chicken
- 9 Chicken Tenders, trimmed
- 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
Teriyaki Pina Colada Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Crushed Pineapple, juice included
- 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced fine
- 1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger, grated
- 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/4 Cup Cream of Coconut
- 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon Cold Water
For the Chicken
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees and place an oven safe cooling rack on a baking sheet.
- Place the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl.
- Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper and roll in the bread crumbs.
- Drizzle with a little olive oil and set on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes
For the Sauce
- Heat a small saucepan over medium high heat.
- Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
- Bring to a boil and whisk in the cream of coconut.
- Meanwhile, stir together the water and cornstarch in a small bowl.
- Once the teriyaki sauce is boiling, slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture.
- Allow the sauce to return to a boil and continue to whisk until thickened.
- Remove the chicken from the oven and serve with teriyaki pina colada sauce
Other great recipes
Weight Watchers Buffalo Chicken Strips-laaloosh.com
Crispy BBQ Chicken Fingers-How Sweet It Is
*This was a sponsored post on behalf of Progresso Panko Bread Crumbs, but the opinions and recipe are my own.
Great recipe thanks for sharing. I think I added too much cream of coconut cause the flavor started taking over, and I left out the ginger just cause I didn’t have any. It was super easy to make!
Your chicken strips look delicious. And you certainly aren’t missing much. I’m in Hawaii and we are having some awful weather. It feels like Seattle (where I used to live)!
Panko chicken fingers are the best…I love the dipping sauce! Sounds very yummy.
don’t you just love panko?!
I have got to try that sauce – it sounds awesome!
I love homemade chicken strips! Yum!
Where would you find cream of coconut for the sauce?
It’s in a can in the margarita/mixed drink section.
claire @ the realistic nutritionist
I freaking love how crispy Panko makes everything!
Carla @ Carlas Confections
I love how simple and delicious these look! And much healthier for you than the store bought chicken strips 🙂
Totally, plus panko is amazing
Emily @ Life on Food
The other day I was craving for some chicken strips. I happened to be in the Atlanta airport and finally caved into order some – and they were out. I was so disappointed. I will just have to use this recipe instead.
Don’t you hate that?! You finally cave and it totally wasn’t worth it!
Panko is my favorite too! Super crunchy and light. My grocery store even sells whole wheat panko bread crumbs! Perfect healthy coating!!
No way!! I wish ours did!
a farmer in the dell
yum! my bags are packed. when do we leave for Hawaii?
Don’t tempt me. My feet feel even colder all of a sudden
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yum– i’m ready for a trip to the tropics too!
Tasha @ Homemade
Looks great… and that sauce … mmmm yum!
Cooking breaded meat on a cooling rack! You. are. a. genious! Thanks for the great tip and yummy-looking recipe.
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
These homemade chicken strips look perfect-I love making these kinds of things!
Jenny @ BAKE
This looks like some amazing comfort food for this horrible winter weather! hurry up summer!
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