Copycat Honey-Mustard Chicken Tenders


This pan-fried honey-mustard chicken tastes like Chick-fil-A®!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 tablespoons honey mustard

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning blend

  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt

  • salt to taste

  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt

  • 8 ounces chicken tenders, patted dry

  • ½ cup peanut oil


  1. Mix eggs, honey mustard, and pepper together in a bowl. Mix flour, chicken seasoning, cayenne, red pepper flakes, seasoning salt, and salt together in a second bowl. Mix bread crumbs and garlic salt together in a third bowl.

  2. Dredge chicken tenders in the egg-honey mixture, then in the flour mixture, then back in the egg-honey mixture, and finally in the breading mixture. You want a medium coating on each tender.

  3. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Fry tenders in the hot oil until breading is dark and crispy and chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes:

Instead of plain flour, I use a seasoned flour mix such as Kentucky Kernel(R).

You can use 2 sliced chicken breasts instead of chicken tenders.

If you happen to have leftovers, you can make a simple chicken salad with them as well which tastes amazing! I just added mayonnaise, dill salad cubes, and salt and pepper! Yummy!

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

791 Calories
20g Fat
105g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 791
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 3754mg 163%
Total Carbohydrate 105g 38%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 9mg 48%
Potassium 619mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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