How to Make Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders [Recipe]

I love a good chicken fillet. One of my favorite recipes is Planet Hollywood’s recipe which basically takes chicken tenders, rolls them in Cap’n Crunch Chicken and frys them.

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In the restaurant, they were served with a side of honey mustard. They are delicious and I have a hearty recipe that I often make at home. I actually made them for my co-host’s family. Angel and the gang LOVE them.

The UK Cooperative Extension Office has also developed its own chicken fillet recipes. And it’s a recipe that the kids will love and that will allow you to feed them economically.

Here’s how to make Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders!


• 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise

• 2 tablespoons of honey

• 2 tablespoons mustard, any type

• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

• 1/2 teaspoon of paprika (optional)

• 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

• 1 1/2 pounds uncooked chicken tenders or boneless chicken breast, cut into strips

• Non-stick cooking spray

• 2 cups panko breadcrumbs


Wash your hands with warm water and soap, rubbing for at least 20 seconds.

In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, honey, mustard, garlic powder, paprika (optional) and black pepper. Mix well.

Trim the fat from the chicken. After handling raw poultry, scrub your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

Using tongs, add the chicken to the sauce in a bowl. Flip the pieces to coat all sides with the sauce.

Refrigerate chicken for 30 minutes, turning once or twice.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl. Lift the chicken from the bowl one piece at a time, keeping a good layer of sauce on the chicken. Put the chicken on the breadcrumbs and turn to coat all sides. Discard any remaining sauce.

Place the chicken pieces on the pan in a single layer.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven and carefully flip the chicken pieces.

Return the pan to the oven and bake for 10 minutes more, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest piece reads 165 degrees F.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours.

As I mentioned, UK Cooperative Extension Office recipes are designed to be delicious and economical. The Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders recipe makes six servings. The total estimated cost of the recipe is $9.45. This makes the cost per serving just $1.58.

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