best chicken tender recipe with honey, garlic and ginger
4.38 from 8 votes
Review Recipe

Honey Garlic Crunch Chicken Tenders

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
These Ginger Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders are easy to make from scratch and definitely a family favorite! Tender filets of chicken are double dipped, cooked until crisp and tossed in a delicious homemade honey garlic sauce.
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  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts , sliced into 5-6 slices each
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • oil for frying
  • green onions
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 large garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/3 cup water

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  1. Preheat oil to 375 degrees F.

  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes
  1. In a bowl combine flour, Panko bread crumbs, and seasonings. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, 3 tablespoon water and 1 1/2 tablespoons oil.
  2. 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.
  3. Fry chicken in small batches until crispy and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Place cooked chicken in a large bowl, pour warm sauce over and toss well to coat.
  5. Top with green onions if desired and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

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

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

Keyword Honey Garlic