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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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; protein 33g 66% DV; carbohydrates 58g 19% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 134.4mg 45% DV; sodium 750.2mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

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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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 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
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: 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
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: 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
02/19/2017
I didn't have bread crumbs but used ritz crackers and it came out great...next time im going to use the brown sugar ritz. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2017
Excellent! My husband ate 5 pieces. Loved the sauce too Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2018
My family loved this. Very flavorful and easy recipe. Read More