Baked Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into vertical strips

To make honey mustard dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2-3 tbsp. honey
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lay a baking rack over a baking sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
 
In a pie plate, combine the panko, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne. In another pie plate, or a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the butter, mustard, and honey. Working one chicken strip at a time, dip the chicken first into the mustard mixture, then the panko. Turn and pat the breadcrumbs on all sides to be sure each piece of chicken is fully coated.
 
Carefully arrange the chicken tenders on the baking sheet, and cook 25-30 minutes, or until they are golden-brown and the chicken is cooked through. Serve with your preferred dipping sauce (honey mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce, ranch..).
 
To make the honey mustard dipping sauce, mix the Dijon and honey together. Taste and add more honey as needed.
 
by The Savvy Kitchen
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