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Honey Mustard Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe
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Honey Mustard Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders

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"A childhood favorite, these flavorful chicken tenders are made healthy by baking on a wire rack for crispiness and using whole wheat flour and breadcrumbs!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Stir mustard, honey, orange juice, garlic together in a glass or ceramic bowl. Transfer 1/4 cup mustard mixture to a bowl to use as a dipping sauce; add chicken to the remaining mustard mixture and toss to coat. Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes, or up to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place wire cooling racks onto baking sheets.
  3. Stir whole wheat flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a shallow bowl. Stir bread crumbs and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in another shallow bowl. Place beaten eggs in another shallow bowl.
  4. Gently press a chicken strip into the flour mixture to coat and shake to remove excess flour. Dip into the beaten egg, then press into bread crumb mixture. Gently toss between your hands so any bread crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place the breaded chicken strips onto baking sheets prepared with wire cooling racks.
  5. Bake chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve with reserved mustard sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 11, 2014

I did double the sauce and the chicken came out very crisp.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 07, 2014

It was bland and had a slightly musty taste that my husband nor I liked at all. I think the whole wheat flour was a mistake, and I found the sauce very strange tasting. Substituting a commercial mustard sauce helped a little.


12 Ratings

Sep 27, 2013

These were so easy, so good! The honey mustard sauce was DEElish!

Sep 06, 2014

These were very good but just a little on the bland side for our family. I think next time I'll try adding some garlic salt and perhaps even a dash of cayenne pepper to the breadcrumbs. I did like the addition of the orange juice to the sauce, it brightened the flavor and the color.

May 01, 2014

They were just too crispy. The sauce is good. But the two layers of breadcrumbs was too much.

Apr 11, 2014

I followed the recipe pretty much 100% and it turned out really tasty (according to the husband!). I put into the oven for 15 mins, and then turned it over for another 5 mins. Will definitely cook this delicious dish again!

Oct 09, 2013

Only one side of my chicken got crispy. That was a big disappointment.

Sep 21, 2013

These are so much easier and tastier than any fried chicken tenders! They get very crispy and the honey mustard adds a nice sweetness.


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  • Calories
  • 383 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 144 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 33 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 750 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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