Baked Chili Lime Chicken Tenders

One of my favorite dinners is our Baked Honey Chicken Tenders – even my picky-eater will eat them! I decided to take a new spin on that recipe and the results were awesome. The sweetness from the chili sauce and the savory from soy sauce makes an awesome combo and baking them in the oven makes the glaze a little more caramelized . . . it’s a quick and easy dinner that looks like you worked on this culinary masterpiece all day!

Serves: 6

Baked Sweet Chili Lime Chicken Tenders

3 hr, 10 Prep Time

45 minCook Time

3 hr, 55 Total Time

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  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup Chili Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Marmalade
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 green onions (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange chicken tenders in single layer in pan.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together chili sauce, orange marmalade, soy sauce, lime juice, dried onion, garlic, and salt and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken.
  4. Cover pan with plastic wrap and let marinate in fridge for about an hour (I let mine marinate for about 3 hours), turning chicken once, about half way through marinating time.
  5. Remove chicken from fridge, discard plastic wrap, and bake chicken for about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken from oven, turn chicken pieces over and return to oven and bake for 10-15 more minutes (or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear).
  7. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

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