I tried a bit of an experiment for dinner recently and this was the end result: Complete deliciousness. If you like things sweet and spicy, you are going to love this recipe. My husband said it reminded him a little of a Kung Pao Chicken. I think it was the spices I used.
First you are going to want to mix your spices together in a bowl so they look like this: I will warn you that if you don’t like a lot of spice, you will want to cut down on the red pepper flakes. Just a heads up.
Then you will take your thawed, boneless and skinless, chicken breast tenders and rub the spices onto both sides. I started by rubbing the chicken, but soon just started dredging it instead. Either works just fine. Place them in a baking dish.
Bake them for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Once this is done, take them out so you can glaze them with the honey glaze.
Mix up your honey glaze in a small bowl. I actually used one of my Pioneer Woman measuring cups as it made me happy and was perfect in size. I used some of our honey that we harvested last fall and it was starting to crystallize. So I heated it up just until it was more liquid so the apple cider vinegar would mix in a bit better.
After you mix up your simple honey glaze, then it is time to glaze your chicken. I just poured it over the chicken and then turned them over twice to make sure the glaze got on all sides of the chicken. I didn’t want any to feel left out.
Put your chicken back into the oven for another 15-20 minutes. When they are done, they will look a bit like this:
Let them rest for a few minutes before serving so you don’t burn yourself with the hot honey glaze. Be prepared to wow your taste buds when you serve it up. I chose to serve it with baked potatoes and a side salad. It made the perfect meal.
- 12 Chicken Breast Tenderloins
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes (use less if you don't like it spicy)
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 TB apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix spices together in a bowl and set aside.
- Mix the honey and vinegar together in a small bowl and set aside.
- Rub spice mixture onto both sides of each chicken piece. You can also dredge them on both sides if you prefer. Place in a 9 X 13 pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and glaze chicken with the honey glaze mixture. Be sure to really get the chicken covered in the glaze. Return to oven for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
- Remove chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Spoon any glaze in the bottom of the dish over the top of each chicken piece when serving.