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These baked sriracha honey chicken tenders are crunchy, spicy, sweet, and sticky. Served with a refreshing dipping sauce on the side!

pile of sriracha honey chicken tenders on a board with a small container of mayo lime dipping sauce

If you like spicy-sweet combinations, these healthier baked chicken tenders are for you.

They’re baked to golden perfection and then dunked into a delicious mix of sriracha, honey, and lime. The dipping sauce takes some of the heat off and imparts more lime flavor.

The entire process of making these sriracha chicken tenders is straightforward and pretty fast. No marinating necessary, and you’re likely to have most of the ingredients on hand already.

Baking = healthier than frying and a bonus of creating less mess!

a hand dipping a spicy sriracha honey chicken tender into lime mayo sauce

Chicken fillets are super tender, so I used them… I highly suggest using them for this oven-fried chicken tenders recipe, but cut-up chicken breast will work too if you can’t find them.

The breading will soften the longer you leave these baked spicy chicken tenders, so I recommend devouring them right away.

That shouldn’t be an issue. 😉

pile of spicy and sweet sriracha honey oven-baked chicken tenders beside a container of refreshing lime mayo dip

Will you make these sriracha chicken tenders?

Questions? Let me know in the comments below.

Sriracha honey chicken tenders are crunchy, spicy, sweet, and sticky. Served with a refreshing dipping sauce on the side!
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Sriracha Honey Chicken Tenders

Baked sriracha chicken tenders with a cooling lime dip. The whole family will love 'em!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 pound chicken fillets
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg

Honey sriracha sauce:

  • 1/4 cup sriracha
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime

Dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Place rack in top third of oven.
  • Prepare two bowls: one with panko crumbs and one with the egg and milk (whisk the egg & milk together).
  • Dip each piece of chicken one by one into the liquid bowl (let excess drip off) and then the panko. Place on a non-stick baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they're cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, combine the honey sriracha ingredients together in a bowl, and then combine the dipping sauce ingredients together in another small bowl.
  • Once the chicken tenders are cooked, dip them in the sriracha honey to coat them (tongs or your fingers will work). Serve immediately with the dipping sauce on the side.


  • I suggest eating these right away as the sriracha honey does soften the breading the longer you leave it.
  • This is the zester I use and recommend.

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  1. Erin says:

    Im so excited to try this! will any type of milk work? I try to eliminate dairy where I can so was going to see if coconut milk would suffice?

    Thank you!

    1. Natasha says:

      Hmmm… I’m kinda concerned that coconut milk will be a bit too greasy and that it might impact the batter. You could try, but I have never encountered this question before for a batter, so I am a bit lost on how to answer haha. Do you have something like almond milk? I’m thinking even plain water might be preferable.

  2. Dee says:

    Siracha, honey and panko crust! I am so there!!

    1. Natasha says:

      Hope you enjoy them!!

  3. Taylor @ The Girl on Bloor says:

    I just saw these in my Pinterest feed and they look OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! I seriously need to try these!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you! Hope you love them.

  4. Marisa says:

    Made this last night and the fellas loved it!!! I did not make the dipping sauce, they simply just couldn’t wait to dig in. I don’t fry foods, so my son only gets it when we order out. Now he can have “fried” chicken at home. We will use the left overs for some sandwiches. Thank you so much for the recipe 5 stars big time

    1. Natasha says:

      Hi Marisa, I’m so happy you all enjoyed it ☺️????