Succulent, juicy oven fried Chicken Tenders dipped in honey mustard sauce are popular with kids, adults, and make the perfect finger food. No mess… no fuss, with an irresistible golden crumb!
1 large egg
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice (or juice of 1/2 a lemon)
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon salt to season
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
28 ounces (800 g) chicken tenders
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup regular breadcrumbs (garlic, herb or Italian seasoned for extra flavour)
1 teaspoon mild paprika (or sweet, smoky, spicy)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking tray / sheet with cooking oil spray, or a light coating of oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
Dip chicken tenders into egg mixture and let sit for 5 minutes while preparing crumb mixture.
OPTIONAL: Cover and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour (if time allows).*
In another bowl, combine both breadcrumbs, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and parmesan cheese.
Dredge the egg coated chicken in the breadcrumb/parmesan mixture, lightly pressing to evenly coat.
Arrange tenders on the baking sheet / tray and lightly spray with cooking oil spray.
Bake for 10 minutes. Flip and bake for a further 5-10 minutes or until cooked through. (Broil in the last 2-3 minutes for a golden crispy crumb!)
*Chicken tenders develop a deeper flavour when marinated in the egg mixture. If you don’t have time, you can skip this step.
HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE
1/2 cup of a whole egg mayo
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup of honey
OPTIONAL: Season with a pinch of salt and flavour with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of white vinegar.
Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 888mg | Potassium: 788mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1.8mg