Use this Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders recipe to make flavorful honey mustard chicken. Just marinate chicken tenders in and cook in a cast iron skillet until golden brown.
These are super flavorful chicken tenders made with a simple marinade
This honey mustard chicken marinade is about to change your life. Make super flavorful honey mustard chicken by marinating the chicken for just a few hours in this simple marinade.
Just combine some oil, honey, mustard and spices in a small bowl. Then, mix it up and toss the chicken tenders in the marinade. Place the bowl in the fridge to marinate for at least 2 hours.
Once marinated, this honey mustard chicken will be ready in less than 15 minutes. Cook the chicken tenders in a skillet until golden brown. Then, serve on a salad, sandwich or warp.
- Measuring spoons
- Liquid measuring cup
- Mixing bowls
- Large heavy bottom pan – a cast iron skillet works best
I like to use a 10 inch cast iron skillet for this honey mustard chicken recipe. That way there is space for the outside of the chicken tenders to caramelize. If you only have a smaller skillet you can cook your chicken tenders in batches. Leave space between each tender as they cook.
How to serve
Once these honey mustard chicken tenders are prepared, there are so many ways to serve them! Make a delicious chicken dinner by serving them alongside roasted potatoes and green beans. They are also amazing with this roasted veggie couscous salad.
Make a healthy honey mustard chicken salad by first cubing the chicken. Then, serve it over chopped romaine with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and crispy sourdough croutons. I like to drizzle some of this homemade creamy honey mustard sauce on top for extra flavor.
For a comforting meal, make a honey mustard chicken panini. Slice the honey mustard chicken thinly. Then, make a panini with the chicken, bacon and cheese on slices of whole wheat bread.
I also like to make a simple honey mustard chicken wrap with bacon, tomatoes, spinach and more honey mustard sauce.
- Boneless skinless chicken tenders
- Oil – I like to use avocado oil or olive oil
- Yellow mustard
- Coconut aminos or soy sauce
- Garlic powder
You can use this mustard chicken marinade with basically any cut of chicken. Instead of chicken breast tenderloins you can use boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut them into tenders or filets.
You can also make honey mustard chicken thighs using this simple recipe. The chicken thighs will take slightly longer to cook so be sure to check for an internal temperature of 165F.
You could even use this honey mustard chicken marinade for wings! Instead of marinating the chicken wings, bake the wings in the oven to crisp them. Then, use the marinade as a sauce for basting.
I recommend yellow mustard for this mustard chicken recipe, but you can use dijon mustard or whole grain mustard. You can also use a blend of mustards to make this honey mustard chicken recipe.
This simple marinade is sweetened with honey. If you do not have any honey, sweeten the marinde with maple syrup, agave nectar, brown rice syrup or brown sugar.
How to make Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders
Step 1: Marinate chicken in mustard chicken marinade
To begin, prepare a honey mustard chicken marinade. Combine 1/4 cup avocado oil, honey, yellow mustard, coconut aminos, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl.
Then, add chicken tenders to the bowl and toss to coat them. Next, cover the bowl and marinate in the fridge for at least two hours.
Step 2: Sear in a pan
Then, heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of oil to the pan. When the oil is warm, add the marinated tenders to the pan.
Next, cook the chicken tenders over medium for 8 minutes flipping every 2 minutes. Once the tenders are golden brown, check to make sure they are fully cooked.
The honey mustard chicken will be fully cooked once the internal temperature reaches 165F. Allow them to cool slightly then enjoy!
Can I make bake these?
Yes! Make baked honey mustard chicken in the oven. Just bake these chicken tenders on a sheet pan in a preheated oven at 350F for 25 – 30 minutes.
Can i grill them?
Yes! I love to make grilled honey mustard chicken using this recipe. Just heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat. Rotate the chicken tenders every 2 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165F. This should take 6-8 minutes depending on the heat of the grill.
Storage and Reheating
Once prepared, allow the tenders to cool completely. Then, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can reheat these on the stovetop, but if I have leftovers I prefer to eat them cold.
Check Out these other Chicken Tender Recipes
- Balsamic Grilled Chicken
- Honey Sriracha Chicken Tenders
- Potato Chip Chicken Tenders
- Oven Baked Chicken Tenders
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 2 tbsp yellow mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast tenders (or full breasts cut into tenders)
- Combine 1/4 cup avocado oil, honey, yellow mustard, coconut aminos, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl
- If desired, remove tendon from chicken tenders using a paring knife or fork.
- Add chicken tenders to the bowl and toss to coat them
- Cover the bowl and marinate in the fridge for at least two hours
- Heat a large pan (I use a cast iron skillet) over medium heat and add 1 tbsp of oil to the pan
- When the oil is warm add the marinated tenders to the pan
- Cook the chicken tenders over medium for 8 minutes flipping every 2 minutes
- Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days