Homemade Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips

Homemade Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips
Homemade Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips

You know those ready-to-eat chicken breast strips that are sold in the dairy or meat section?  They sure are handy for making a quick meal…but they are expensive and who knows what is in them!

This recipe is the equivalent of 2 packages of the original flavor (they are usually 6-8 oz. each).

Use them in soups, salads, pasta dishes, or any recipe when you need a quick easy dinner! (You can broil them if grilling not an option for you also).

Check out the southwest version here for easy nachos or tacos, too!

Homemade Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips


2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons vinegar
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons oil (such as vegetable or canola)
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon black pepper


1.  Slice or pound chicken breast to a thickness no larger than ½ inch.  This will ensure quick and even cooking.

2.  Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl.  Add chicken; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour (or overnight).

3.  Grill over medium-high for 5 minutes on each side (or broil 4-6 inches from heat for 5 minutes on each side).  Allow to fully cool.  Cut into ¼ inch strips.

4.  Divide strips evenly among 2 freezer bags.  Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Homemade Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips


  1. This is such a great idea! I cook so many things with strips of chicken, and this would really speed up that process. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Kelsey! If you've ever bought them in the store I think you will find these to be spot on!

      Trisha @ Home Sweet Homemade

  2. This is a great recipe that we would just love! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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