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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place wire cooling racks onto baking sheets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; 6.8 g total fat; 134 mg cholesterol; 750 mg sodium. 58 g carbohydrates; 33 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2014
I did double the sauce and the chicken came out very crisp. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2014
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. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2014
I did double the sauce and the chicken came out very crisp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2014
I did double the sauce and the chicken came out very crisp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2013
These are so much easier and tastier than any fried chicken tenders! They get very crispy and the honey mustard adds a nice sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2013
These were so easy so good! The honey mustard sauce was DEElish! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/01/2014
They were just too crispy. The sauce is good. But the two layers of breadcrumbs was too much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2017
Delicious! Even freezes well. And you probably won't need as much flour as the recipe calls for. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
So easy and good. I made my own panko using some sour dough English muffins and baked on a rack at 425 convection for 10 minutes. Then turned them over and turned off the heat and left in the oven for 5 more minutes. They came out beautifully crispy and tasty. This one is a keeper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2018
My family loved this. Very flavorful and easy recipe. Read More