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


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt
  • Pepper
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  • 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


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

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  • 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.

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  • Step 3

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

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  • 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.

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  • Step 5

    Spray lightly with nonstick spray.

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  • Step 6

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

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