I love a good chicken tender. One of my favorite recipes ever is the Planet Hollywood recipe that basically takes chicken tenders, rolls them in Cap'n Crunch chicken and fries them.

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Mario Tama/Getty Images

In the restaurant, they were served with a side of honey mustard. They're delicious and I have a copycat recipe that I make at home frequently. In fact, I have made them for my cohost's family. Angel and the gang LOVE them.

The UK Cooperative Extension Office has come up with their own chicken tenders recipes as well. And it's a recipe that the kids are going to love and allow you to feed them economically.

Here's how to make Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders!


• 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise

• 2 tablespoons honey

• 2 tablespoons mustard, any type

• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

• 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)

• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

• 1 1/2 pounds uncooked chicken tenders or boneless chicken breast, sliced into strips

• Nonstick cooking spray

• 2 cups panko breadcrumbs

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Wash hands with warm water and soap, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.

In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, honey, mustard, garlic powder, paprika (optional), and black pepper. Stir well.

Trim any fat from chicken. After handling raw poultry, scrub hands with warm water and soap, for at least 20 seconds.

Using tongs, add chicken to sauce in bowl. Turn pieces over to coat all sides with sauce.

Refrigerate chicken for 30 minutes, turning over once or twice.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Lightly coat a baking sheet pan with nonstick spray.

Place breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl. Lift chicken out of bowl one piece at a time, keeping a good layer of sauce on the chicken. Put chicken on the breadcrumbs and turn to coat all sides. Discard any remaining sauce.

Place chicken pieces on pan in a single layer.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven and carefully turn chicken pieces over.

Return pan to oven and bake 10 more minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest piece reads 165 degrees F.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours.

As I mention, recipes from the UK Cooperative Extension Office are developed to be delicious and cost-saving.  The Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders recipe makes six servings. The entire estimated cost of the recipe is $9.45. That makes the cost per serving just $1.58.

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