Hot Honey Chicken Tenders

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 28 minutes

Hot Honey Chicken Tenders are sweet, spicy, and savory. If you’ve ever had the Popeyes version, you know what I’m talking about.

Hot Honey Chicken Tenders

Not only are these Honey Hot Chicken Tenders delicious, but they are already so much healthier than store-bought as they not deep fried in oil. A flavor filled recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Pair with your favorite dipping sauce or eat as is!

For information about chicken, visit the USDA to learn more.


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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 30 Minute Meal: Make these Hot Honey Chicken Tenders in less than 30 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: This recipe only calls for 5 ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: A wholesome meal that the whole family will love.
A tiop shot of the chicken with a side of broccoli and potato wedges.

Ingredient Notes

  • Olive Oil
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Hot BBQ Seasoning or Chili Seasoning:
  • All Flour Purpose Flour
  • Hot Honey
Oil, meat, honey for the dish.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Hot Honey Chicken

These are the basic steps for making Hot Honey Chicken Tenders. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Making the coating for the meat,

STEP 1: PREPPING

Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees f and cut the chicken breasts into thinner filets. Season each piece of chicken with garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt & pepper, onion powder, and BBQ seasoning.

STEP 2: MAKE THE COATING

In a shallow bowl, combine flour and bbq seasoning, whisk until combined. Then coat each piece of chicken fully in the flour mixture.

STEP 3: COOK THE CHICKEN

Add oil to the skillet and once it is heated up then add your chicken tenders, cook for 3-4 minutes on each side over medium high heat. Transfer the skillet to the oven to finish cooking the chicken, bake for about 8-10 minutes.

Rrying the chicken in a cast iron skillet.

STEP 4: REMOVE CHICKEN

Take the chicken out of the oven and use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is fully cooked, the internal temperature should be 165 degrees f. Drizzle chicken with hot honey glaze and serve immediately.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To prepare this recipe ahead of time, cut and season the chicken and store in the fridge for 1-2 days until you are ready to cook.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftover chicken tenders in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze chicken tenders in a freezer bag for up to 4 months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat chicken tenders, you can microwave for 1-2 minutes or flash fry in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I SUBSTITUTE REGULAR HONEY IN PLACE OF HOT HONEY?

If you are not a huge fan of spice, you can make these chicken tenders will regular honey.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP CHICKEN TENDERS?

Chicken tender will be good for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Close up on the Hot Honey Chicken Tenders.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is recipe for hot honey chicken tenders is one that you’ll want to double. To double just increase the ingredients proportionally.
  • No Hot Honey: If you don’t have a hot honey, you can just use regular honey and infused it with diced jalapeño or hot sauce.
  • Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich: You can also make these honey hot chicken tenders into a sandwich on a fresh brioche roll and sriracha coleslaw.
  • Extra Crispy: For extra crispy tender, add panko crumbs to the flour to make a crumb mixture to coat the chicken in.

What to Serve with Honey Hot Chicken

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Hot Honey Chicken Tenders
5 from 2 votes

Hot Honey Chicken Tenders

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 28 minutes
Hot Honey Chicken Tenders are sweet, spicy, and savory. If you've ever had the Popeyes version, you know what I'm talking about.
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, or more as needed
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, approximately 1.5lb
  • 2 Tablespoons Hot BBQ Seasoning or Chili Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Hot Honey, or more as needed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat.
  • Cut your chicken breasts through the middle to create 4 thinner chicken filets. Season each chicken filet with 1/2 teaspoon bbq seasoning, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a shallow dish, combine flour with remaining bbq seasoning.
  • Dredge the chicken filets in the seasoned flour mixture until completely coated.
  • Place the oil in the preheated skillet and once oil is hot, add the chicken filets.
  • Brown the chicken on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Place skillet in the oven to finish cooking, about 8-10 minutes until an inserted meat thermometer reads 165F.
  • Immediately after the chicken is removed from the oven, drizzle with the hot honey.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is recipe for hot honey chicken tenders is one that you’ll want to double. To double just increase the ingredients proportionally.
  • No Hot Honey: If you don’t have a hot honey, you can just use regular honey and infused it with diced jalapeño or hot sauce.
  • Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich: You can also make these honey hot chicken tenders into a sandwich on a fresh brioche roll and sriracha coleslaw.
  • Extra Crispy: For extra crispy tender, add panko crumbs to the flour to make a crumb mixture to coat the chicken in.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, honey, hot honey

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