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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

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 degrees. 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.

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  • 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!
  • MS10498747
    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
  • techsan girl
    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.