For easy entertaining, or a fun family meal, enjoy a tasty Epic Chicken Strips Dinner Board! Add our favorite dipping sauces to serve with chicken strips!

With the resurgence of cooking at home, today I’m sharing a fun way to serve your family (or in the future, a small party for game day, etc). For this Epic Chicken Strips Dinner Board recipe, you can HALVE the recipe for your family, or print it out for a larger group.

How to make or buy chicken strips

I love this idea for a Friday night with your family! With take out on the rise, we can support our local restaurants by ordering chicken strips and fries, and then arrange it on your board back at home.

Don’t forget the “board games!” [Grab the link below to buy the game “Pit.”]

You can buy chicken strips and fries in the freezer section and make at home.

Or, better yet, make homemade chicken strips and homemade sweet potato fries!

Chicken Strips Dinner Board

Let’s jump forward a few months, when we can all start inviting people into our homes again!

The point of entertaining is for the beauty of fellowship, and what takes place when sharing a meal and meaningful conversation! Which is why I love to serve big boards! This is a quick and easy Chicken Strips Board you can serve for a game day party, a board game night gathering, or a children’s birthday party!

Or, you may want to make a Epic French Fries Board!

There’s nothing more satisfying than feeding your community, neighbors, and friends. And, I promise, with this casual way to put a spread on the table, right away your guests will feel comfortable and more open to sharing their stories. Some of my most amazing conversations have been with friends, sitting around a board, grazing and talking.

How to make a Chicken Strips Board

  1. You can order the chicken strips and fries ahead of time and pick them up just before serving, or make your own.
  2. For the center display, arrange the strips on a plate to prop them upwards slightly.
  3. Place small bowls of sauces and M&Ms around the plate, then fill in the remaining space with fries and other ingredients.

Ingredients for Chicken Strips Board

  • Large chicken strips
  • Sweet potato fries (you can buy or make your own – LINK)
  • Crinkle potato fries
  • Barbecue sauce, ketchup, fry sauce, ranch dressing
  • Dark chocolate almond bark
  • M&Ms
  • Carrot sticks, celery sticks, bell pepper slices
  • Red and green grapes
  • Parsley to garnish

What is the Big Board?

I’ve been surprised to see how “the big board” concept has taken off. But the truth is, people are looking for new ways to connect, to serve their people, to share love and food in a casual way. Some want the intimacy that comes with serving a dinner board. Others want a new way to present beautiful food.

Some love the hygge feeling it conveys, or the coziness that draws people in. Or perhaps it’s because people like to fill their own plates, rather than sit down to a stuffy, formal meal.

Whatever the reason, food is fresh and real, and it doesn’t have to take hours of prep. You can make my boards at home, but there are also shortcuts that can help you get a board pulled together quickly with a run to the store. Some boards are more gourmet than others, but many are down-to-earth meals that we all love.

Buy the game Pit (on Amazon)

Oh, and our favorite board game? Pit!

Buy the game, HERE. [affilite link]

It’s a fun, frenzied, card-swapping game. It might get a little loud.

Race to collect 9 matching cards!

Ring bell first to win!

Super fun!

Happy Friday!

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Here are the affiliate links:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round.

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 24 inches round.

MEDIUM Hand-Carved Vine Round Tray (white washed)

SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 18 inches.

Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

Follow along how to season a charcuterie board for the details, but we used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

a large oval white serving tray

Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray

Today I’m using an Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset!

It has a porcelain enamel durable coating, easy to clean, it’s shatterproof, and resistant to stains, scratches and rust. YAY!

It’s also lightweight and versatile, and I LOVE IT.

Did I mention, it’s food safe?

Use it for a tray to carry food or glasses to your deck, or as a food board!

You can buy the Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset, HERE.

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Epic Chicken Strip Board


  • 12-14 large chicken strips
  • 11 oz sweet potato fries
  • 11 oz crinkle potato fries
  • 1 c barbecue sauce
  • 1 c ketchup
  • 3/4 c fry sauce
  • 3/4 c ranch dressing
  • 1 c dark chocolate almond bark
  • 1 c M&Ms
  • 10 carrot sticks
  • 10 celery sticks
  • 2 bell pepper, cut into sticks
  • 3-4 lbs red and green grapes
  • Parsley to garnish


  • On a large platter or tray leave space in the center for a large dinner plate. Around the plate place bowls of dipping sauces.
  • Cook the fries and chicken strips. Optional to buy; warm up before serving.
  • Arrange the chicken on the plate; garnish with parsley.
  • Lay down the fries, grapes (fruit), pepper slices and carrot sticks (or any veggies for dipping).
  • Right before serving, plate the chicken and serve!
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