It doesn’t get easier than these Baked Chicken Honey Tenders. They are simple, quick, delicious, and always a family favorite.
My slow cooker is my best friend and I use her at least 3 to 4 times a week (yes, my slow cooker is a girl). 🙂 If I can’t throw it together in a matter of minutes, it just is not going to happen.
However, every once in a while, I completely space to put my food in the crock pot in the morning and so when dinner time rolls around, I am scrambling to find something to feed my family.
I was in that exact dilemma a couple of weeks ago and came across a recipe for Baked Chicken. I love how tender and perfect my chicken cooks in the crock pot and feared that this chicken might be dry.
The end result was amazing! This is definitely being added to our regular dinner rotation.
Baked honey chicken tenders is an easy dinner recipe that you can get started in the morning, let it marinate and have the flavors develop and then pop them in the oven in the evening for dinner.
This is a great family dinner recipe. Our kids like the taste of the chicken and of course always love anything that is sticky. Haha.
Since we bake these chicken tenders in the oven, you can free up your time to make other sides to go with it and not worry about having to constantly monitor and flip the chicken.
You can make these delicious chicken tenders with our super simple Instant Pot Green Beans, Apple Cranberry Walnut Green Chopped Salad, or our scrumptious Parmesan Orzo Side Dish.
Related Recipe: Try our delicious Oven-Fried Parmesan Chicken Drumsticks!
Ingredients Needed For These Baked Honey Chicken Tenders:
- Boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
- Soy Sauce
- Ground ginger
- Minced garlic
- Dried minced onions
- Green onions
Kitchen tools needed to make Baked Honey Chicken Tenders:
- 9 x 13 inch baking dish (This one comes with a lid)
- Mixing Bowl Set (This set comes with 3 bowls)
- Plastic Wrap
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How To Make These Baked Honey Chicken Tenders:
Grab your 9×13 inch pan and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
Now, layer the chicken tenders in a single layer in the bottom of the pan.
Then in a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the honey, soy sauce, ground ginger, minced garlic, and dried onions to make the marinade.
Once it is all mixed together, pour it over top of the chicken tenders and cover the pan with plastic wrap.
After the pan is covered place it in the fridge to let it marinate for at least an hour be sure to turn the chicken half of the way through to make sure everything sits in the marinade.
NOTE: I like to try and let mine marinate for 3 hours to let the flavors develop.
When you are getting ready to bake the chicken, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
To bake the chicken, remove the pan from the fridge and take off the plastic wrap and bake the chicken for 20 minutes.
After the 20 minutes is up, remove the pan from the oven, flip the chicken over and top it with the sliced green onions.
When you are done with that, return the chicken to the oven for another 10 minutes to bake or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices from chicken run clear.
Now just serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!
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Try These Instead
If you aren’t a fan of soy sauce there are other options you can try. One of the more popular choices is coconut aminos. You can find it at any grocery store or HERE on Amazon.
Pure Wow gives you even more options to try for the best substitute for soy sauce if you don’t like coconut aminos or if you want to find something you might already have in your kitchen!
Can I Only Use Chicken Tenders for this Baked Honey Chicken Tenders recipe?
No! If you want you can use chicken breast, thighs, or drumsticks with this recipe! They will all turn out fantastic. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
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Baked Honey Chicken Tenders Recipe
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 Tablespoons dried minced onions
- 4 green onions
- Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Arrange chicken tenders in single layer in pan.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and dried onions. Pour mixture over chicken. 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.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Remove chicken from fridge, discard plastic wrap, and bake chicken for about 20 minutes.
- Remove chicken from oven, turn chicken pieces over, top with sliced green onions, and return to oven and bake for 10 more minutes (or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear).
- 9×13-inch pan
- Saran Wrap
- Mixing Bowl
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