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Baked Breaded Chicken Strips Recipe with Honey Mustard Dip

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
These chicken strips are much healthier and tastier than anything you'll find in the freezer aisle. They're baked at just the right temperature which gives them that crisp golden crust. The breading seals in all the amazing flavors and makes these chicken tenders just right. Serve them warm with ranch, honey mustard sauce or your favorite dip.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $8-$12
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Ingredients for Chicken Strips:

  • 2 lbs chicken breast about 3 large chicken breasts
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup real mayo
  • 2-3 small garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 cups bread crumbs I used a mixture of 1 cup seasoned italian-style bread crumbs and 1 cup panko bread crumbs, but you can use 100% seasoned bread crumbs

Ingredients for Honey Mustard Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp poppy seeds for effect, optional ;).

Instructions

How to Make Baked Chicken Tenders:

  1. Preheat Oven to 450˚F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil (to save yourself some clean-up).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup dijon mustard, 1/3 cup real mayo and 3 pressed garlic cloves and set aside to let the garlic infuse into the marinade while you prep your chicken.
  3. Place bread crumbs in a second bowl.
  4. Rinse and pat dry your chicken with paper towels. Trim off any excess fat and cut chicken breasts into 1-inch thick strips.
  5. Lightly season both sides of the chicken strips with salt and pepper.
  6. Place chicken strips into the marinade and mix well.
  7. Roll each chicken strip into your bread crumbs a couple times to get a nice coating of crumbs then transfer breaded strips to prepared baking sheet. For the best, crispy crust results, do not overcrowd chicken.
  8. Bake at 450˚F for 15-17 min or until chicken is cooked through and golden brown on the outside.

How to make the Honey Mustard Dip:

  1. In a medium bowl (or in a blender), mix together 1/3 cup dijon mustard, 1/3 cup honey and 1/3 cup real mayo until well blended. 2. Stir in poppy seeds (if using). Refrigerate your dip until ready to serve.