Chicken Strips With Grits and Green Onions

Chicken and grits

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
649 Calories
26g Fat
64g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 649
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 38g
Calcium 140mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This uncomplicated recipe is made with strips of chicken breasts, sautéed and served with green onions, garlic, and hot cooked grits. Add sliced fresh tomatoes or a salad to this easy meal.



  • 1 pound chicken breast halves (boneless, skinless)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions (sliced, 6 to 8 green onions with tops)
  • 1 large clove garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 4 cups grits (hot cooked)

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut the chicken into 2-inch strips. Combine the flour with salt and pepper and dust the chicken strips lightly with the flour mixture.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add the chicken and brown lightly on all sides, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.

  3. Add the green onions to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Return the chicken to the pan and add the garlic. Cook, stirring, until hot.

  4. Arrange grits in plates for serving. Spoon the chicken mixture over the grits and serve hot with a green vegetable or salad.