These Ginger Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders are easy to make from scratch, and a huge family favorite! File this with your best chicken tender recipes because they are an instant hit!
The Best of Chicken Tenders Recipes is Born
I was making dinner for my daughter … and asked her if she wanted “those wings“.. (the Honey Garlic wings she loves so much) or if she wanted chicken finger. She asked if I could put her “wing sauce” on her chicken fingers… I have no idea why I didn’t think of this before!
I’d seen amazing Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken over at Rock Recipes before and thought it would be delicious (in fact, Barry has an amazing Honey Garlic Crunch Pork Chop Recipe you must check out while you’re there too)!
So I combined our favorite Ginger Honey Garlic Sauce and our favorite chicken tender recipe and it worked brilliantly. This is one of the best chicken tender recipes I’ve created and I know it will quickly become a family favorite!
How to Make this Easy Chicken Tenders Recipe
Tender filets of chicken are double dipped in an easy Panko flour mixture, fried 5-6 minutes until crisp, and then tossed in a delicious homemade honey garlic sauce.
I know we’ve always been told not to double dip but you’re definitely going to want to make an exception in this case! The tender chicken filets in this recipe are double dipped in a seasoned flour and Panko crumb base. The chicken tenders are then fried to perfection and tossed in that glorious ginger honey garlic sauce. The magic to this chicken tender recipe is definitely in the sauce.
The Ginger-Spiked Sauce
Homemade honey garlic sauce is really easy to make and tastes so much better than store bought! What really makes this chicken tender recipe stand out is the sauce and the addition of freshly grated ginger. It adds a warm spice and delicious flavor that really makes this sauce irresistible. If you’ve never bought fresh ginger, it’s really inexpensive and adds such amazing flavor to any recipe.
I buy a knob of ginger and use what I need and store the remainder in the freezer. When a recipe calls for fresh ginger, I take it right out of the freezer and grate it on a cheese grater right from frozen to use in recipes (and I don’t bother to peel it first).
Be sure that you don’t boil your sauce down too much or it will be too thick to toss with the chicken tenders!
The result is a crunchy, sweet, sticky and totally irresistible chicken tender! Be sure to add this to your collection of chicken tender recipes, you won’t regret it.
More Chicken Tender Recipes You’ll Love
- Dorito Chicken Tenders
- Hawaiian Chicken – Kids love this recipe.
- Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
- Easy Chicken Fajitas – Reader favorite!
- Chicken Curry – So much flavor!
- Crispy Oven Chicken Tenders
Ginger Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts , sliced into 5-6 slices each
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 ½ tablespoon oil
- oil for frying
- green onions
- ½ cup honey
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 4 large garlic cloves crushed
- 1 tablespoon finely diced ginger
- ½ teaspoon chili flakes
- ⅓ cup water
- Preheat oil to 375°F.
- Combine sauce ingredients in a small pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes
- In a bowl combine flour, Panko bread crumbs, and seasonings. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, 3 tablespoon water and 1 ½ tablespoons oil.
- Working with half of the flour mixture at a time (see note below) dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture and then the flour. Dip it into the egg a second time and then the flour again to double coat it. Gently press the flour into the chicken. Shake off any excess. Place on a wire rack and continue until all chicken is coated.
- Fry chicken in small batches until crispy and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
- Place cooked chicken in a large bowl, pour warm sauce over and toss well to coat.
- Top with green onions if desired and serve immediately.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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I absolutely loved this recipe! So very delicious…thank you for sharing this recipe with me!
You are so very welcome Dawn! So happy to hear that you loved the chicken tenders so much!
If I dont have fresh ginger can I use ground ginger for the sauce?
Hi Kera, I haven’t tried using ground ginger in this recipe but I would recommend substituting it with ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger and altering it to suit your taste as needed.
Awesome recipe!! I doubled the sauce & added a bit more chili flakes. We like things spicy in my house. Will definitely make again!!
Recipe states to preheat oven to 370. Why? Recipe does not call for using the oven.
The oil is preheated, not the oven.
It says to preheat the oil not the oven
love honey garlic chicken
I must be missing something. Why do we preheat the oven when the recipe calls for frying the chicken?
Hi Margo, the recipe calls for you to preheat the oil, not oven :)
It says to preheat the oil to 375°
I did the chicken in the air fryer. came out very good!
I made these for the family this past Sunday and they were a hit. My husband kept saying after every bite “these are so good, good choice for dinner.” Thank you for the amazing recipes, I feel that the sauce would be great over chicken wings too. Yum!
Can you use seasoned bread crumbs if you don’t have Panko bread crumbs ?
We haven’t tried this recipe with regular breadcrumb Nacida, but other readers have with great results! Let us know how it turns out!
Do you think this could be done in an air fryer?
We have not tried these in an air fryer Robyn but that sounds like a great idea! Definitely let us know how they turn out.
If I want to bake these chicken tenders, will they still tast the same as the recipe you have or do I have to change it slitly?
Hi Katherine, We have never tried this recipe baked but you may enjoy these baked Honey Garlic Chicken Wings, Crispy Baked Parmesan Chicken or Oven Fried Chicken!
Question, do you cover chicken with oil completely when frying, or fry in an inch or so and flip over or?
These are covered only partially. There is a video just above the ingredients list that may help.
All this food looks very delicious and healthy Would be nice if I had someone to come and help me cook it all
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I have Celiac Disease and can’t have gluten. I always have to adapt everything. Do you have any gluten free recipes?
We have a few gluten free recipes Bonnie, you can find them here:
You could use the same spices but use either Gluten Free flour mix, cornstarch or potato starch. Otherwise just follow the recipe☺️