From pizza to churros, some of the best foods on the planet are those we eat with our hands. Sure, twirling strands of spaghetti on a fork or mastering the art of chopsticks can be fun, but there’s just something so enticing about eating a meal sans utensils.

When you’re in the mood to ditch the fork, throw it back to the days when you ordered off the kids menu and whip up a batch of these crispy baked chicken tenders with homemade honey mustard sauce. They’re finger-lickin’ good.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti

Step 1

Mix together honey, mustard, and Greek yogurt in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix together breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.

#SpoonTip: Mixing your dry ingredients in a wide, shallow container (like a pie dish) will make for easy breading. 

Photo by Angela Pizzimenti
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti

Step 2

Add flour, egg, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to a separate bowl. Mix with a fork to combine.

Photo by Angela Pizzimenti
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti

Step 3

Coat a foil-lined baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set up your breading station as shown below.

Photo by Angela Pizzimenti
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti

Step 4

Add your chicken to the egg and flour mixture and toss until coated. Working one at a time, add a piece of chicken to the breadcrumbs. Press to coat, then flip to coat the other side. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

Photo by Angela Pizzimenti
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti

Step 5

Spray lightly with nonstick spray.

Photo by Angela Pizzimenti
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti

Step 6

Bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve with ketchup or honey mustard sauce.

Photo by Angela Pizzimenti
Photo by Angela Pizzimenti