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!

chicken tender with honey, garlic and ginger

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.

Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders on plate

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.


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Ginger Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders

Tender filets of chicken are double-dipped, cooked until crisp, and tossed in a delicious homemade honey garlic sauce.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
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  • pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts , sliced into strips
  • 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 tablespoons oil
  • oil for frying
  • green onions


  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • cup water



  • Combine sauce ingredients in a small pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat. The sauce will thicken as it cools.


  • In a bowl combine flour, Panko bread crumbs, and seasonings. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, 3 tablespoons of 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 in 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.
  • In a large deep skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 350°F. 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 sauce overtop and toss well to coat.
  • Top with green onions if desired and serve immediately.


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When working with the flour mixture, I found working with just half at a time worked best. This kept the flour from getting clumped or wet.
Calories calculated using 1 cup vegetable oil for frying.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 432 | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1004mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Chicken, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Chicken seasoning adapted from allrecipes, sauce adapted from Honey Garlic Wings.  Recipe & double dipping inspired by Rock Recipes Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken!!
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    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Stacy, but that should work great! If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  1. I absolutely loved this recipe! So very delicious…thank you for sharing this recipe with me!5 stars

    1. You are so very welcome Dawn! So happy to hear that you loved the chicken tenders so much!

    1. 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.

  2. Awesome recipe!! I doubled the sauce & added a bit more chili flakes. We like things spicy in my house. Will definitely make again!!

  3. 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!5 stars

    1. We haven’t tried this recipe with regular breadcrumb Nacida, but other readers have with great results! Let us know how it turns out!

    1. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. I have Celiac Disease and can’t have gluten. I always have to adapt everything. Do you have any gluten free recipes?4 stars

    1. You could use the same spices but use either Gluten Free flour mix, cornstarch or potato starch. Otherwise just follow the recipe☺️