These baked sriracha honey chicken tenders are crunchy, spicy, sweet, and sticky. Served with a refreshing dipping sauce on the side!
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!
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. 😉
Will you make these sriracha chicken tenders?
Questions? Let me know in the comments below.
Sriracha Honey Chicken Tenders
- 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
- 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.
You may also like my baked lemon chicken tenders or my Instant Pot honey sriracha chicken recipe.
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?
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.
Siracha, honey and panko crust! I am so there!!
Hope you enjoy them!!
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!
Thank you! Hope you love them.
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
Hi Marisa, I'm so happy you all enjoyed it ☺️????
I love this recipe i triple everything it all came out perfect i got ooohhhhhs and ahhhhs from great cooks in my familyi will recommend this to my friends and family um um um!! Thanks
I'm so pleased you enjoyed them!!! 🙂
Megan L says
zomg this looks & sounds amazing. I cannot wait to try this recipe!
Thanks, hope you enjoy them! 🙂
OMG. Get outta town. These look amazing! I love sweet and spicy like the siracha honey combo. Pinning 🙂
Thanks much, Jenna!!
Piecrust and Pasta says
These would make a great chicken sandwich using a pounded filet. Thanks for the terrific recipe.
Agreed! You are welcome 🙂
Margaret Foget says
We made these for dinner last night. They were amazing. The lime zest in the dipping sauce was amazing. Will be making them again for sure. Thank you for sharing.
That's great! So glad you enjoyed them!!
Kate @ Babaganosh.org says
These look so good! What a great idea to bake the chicken so it is crispy and not greasy, and then to coat with the delicious sauce! I can even see making several different sauces (including this one!) and having a little chicken tender bar for everyone to pick their sauces 🙂
Ok now that's a good idea!!
SEDUCTIVE. It's the only word I can think of to describe these, Natasha. Gorgeous photos too.
Stop it right now. These seriously look SO delicious! Something perfectly sweet and spicy that I know the whole family will love!
Thank you!! Let me know how your family likes them 🙂
OMG these look AMAZING! I love the combination of sweet and spicy -my fave!!!
Jennifer Hall says
These sound delicious. I really love the fact that they are baked. I love chicken and I am always looking for new recipes. Thank you so much.
You are welcome!