Un-Boring Chicken Tenders

After a long day at school, all I want to do is relax and eat a good meal (and maybe enjoy a big glass of wine too!).  Being uncreative tonight, I found a recipe on The Healthy Apron, for Baked Parmesan, Basil and Garlic Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. Doesn’t your mouth start watering just at the sound of that? Mmmm. :)

So, I grabbed a few frozen chicken tenders out of the freezer and let them begin to thaw as I ran to the grocery store for a few ingredients.

Here’s your shopping list:

  • 1/4 C Hellman’s Olive Oil Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 C Honey
  • 1/4 C Dijon Mustard
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt Sense
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbs Fresh Basil, minced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 2 Tbs Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Salt Sense

The first thing you want to do is mix up your Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce so the flavors have time to blend (30 – 60 minutes will do the trick).

Add 1/4 C Honey, 1/4 C Olive Oil Mayonnaise, 1/4 Dijon Mustard, Dash of Cayenne Pepper, and Salt and Pepper to taste. Mix well and Refrigerate. (P.S. The extras will make for a GREAT salad dressing or sandwich spread tomorrow)

In a small bowl combine 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano, 1/2 tsp Dried Rosemary,1/4 tsp Cumin, and 1/4 tsp Salt Sense.

Place your chicken tenders on a baking sheet using my tinfoil trick and top with your seasoning mix.

Pop the tenders into the oven at 425 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.

While your chicken is baking, whip up your Parm-Basil-Garlic Topping.

Mince 1 Clove of Garlic and 1 Tbs of Fresh Basil.

Add that to 1 1/2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 Tbs of Parmesan Cheese and 1/4 tsp Salt Sense.

Once your chicken is done, top each with a little of your Parm-Garlic-Basil mixture.

Yum! 
I straight-up poured the Honey Mustard Dipping sauce right on top of the chicken, but you can be civilized and put it on the side in a little cup. :)

I added a couple slices of bread and butter.  (I found a loaf of bread at Wegmans called Marathon Bread. How could I resist?!)

And a Spinach salad with Strawberries, Chia Seeds, Sesame Seeds, and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Makes for a delicious meal AND easy clean up, which I love.

Now, time for bed so I can get up to run 9 miles tomorrow morning.  Sweet dreams!