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Under 30 Minutes

Chicken Tenders with Creamy Honey Mustard

This is fast food you can feel good about eating. Children and grown-ups alike will love not only the crispy chicken, but also dipping it (and some veggie sticks) in the sweet, tangy sauce.

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  • Servings: 4
Chicken Tenders with Creamy Honey Mustard

Source: Everyday Food, April 2007


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders (tenderloins)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into sticks
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into sticks


  1. Preheat oven to 475. Place flour in a shallow bowl, and egg in a second one; season both with salt and pepper. Pulse cereal and oil in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Season with salt and pepper; transfer to a third shallow bowl.

  2. Coat chicken: first in flour, shaking off excess; then with egg, letting excess drip off; and finally in cereal mixture, pressing to help it adhere. Place on a baking sheet, and bake until light golden brown and cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes, turning over halfway through.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together sour cream, mustard, and honey; season with salt and pepper. Serve tenders and vegetables with creamy honey mustard on the side.

Reviews (18)

  • AnaSte 25 Nov, 2013

    i am sure that Austin will like it very much! very tasty dish!

  • lisa x 1 Jun, 2013

    very tasty!!!

  • kdroste 7 Mar, 2013

    the rice krispie coating on this was really tasty

  • Ivaylo Todorov 18 May, 2012


  • Mammali 19 Apr, 2011

    Yummy! Kids loved them!

  • Amy060677 6 Jan, 2011

    My kids love these chicken tenders! But not the sauce. They think the sauce is too spicy.

  • gitinoam 23 Mar, 2010

    I just made these and they came out amazing!

  • tiffanyburns 28 Feb, 2009

    My husband loves when I make these! I pair with the "Lighter Macaroni and Cheese". I like that the crisp rice cereal gives flavor and makes these tenders seem not like a "light" tender. I don't care for Dijon mustard so we just use a honey mustard which works very well. Wonderful flavor!

  • nlbgolf 2 Aug, 2008

    We love it -- added parmesan cheese, garlic and italian seasoning to the cereal mixture. It was great too. Family favorite

  • mwedding 22 Jul, 2008

    Camilove, I don't know if you'll see this or not, but we just make our sauce without dairy since my daughter is dairy allergic. We've also mixed in mayo with good results.

  • kmhs 20 May, 2008

    whoops! clicked submit too fast. Fage brand Greek yogurt is thick

  • kmhs 20 May, 2008

    Try Greek yogurt, especially the non-fat version. It has a little tangy taste and is think

  • tomk 20 May, 2008

    to camillove, you can replace the sour cream with tofu sour cream, it's non dairy.

  • sbteri 20 May, 2008

    Definitely a favorite at our home. My family loves a low-fat ranch mixed with a touch of pre-made pesto for a zesty taste. Served with fresh raw veggies makes the perfect meal.

  • camillove 20 May, 2008

    Always looking for kid friendly meals. These sound great, although, I
    cook for a kosher household and any suggestions for replacing the
    sour cream in the honey mustard dip...perhaps yoguet???

  • mwedding 26 Mar, 2008

    These are simply excellent, and a good way to show that good fresh food prepared simply can be much better than frozen. Our girls love these. I make theirs first, then add cayenne and other spices to zing them up for my husband and me.

  • fossilflower 22 Jan, 2008

    My family really enjoyed these, they were also quite easy to prepare- quick to!!

  • mintsnapple524 9 Jan, 2008

    I used panko instead of the rice cereal, and the tenders still turned out really well.

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