Easy Honey-Baked Chicken Tenderloin

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Today, it’s all about my honey-baked chicken tenderloin recipe. Do you love recipes where you can just make a quick dinner at the last minute? Well, grab some chicken tenderloin and let’s make this for dinner.

My family loves this recipe because the chicken is moist and tender all in one bite. You can bake this meal while you fold the laundry or any other tasks that fill your day. It’s a win-win easy recipe. If the meat is fresh you can make dinner in less than an hour.

If it’s frozen it will take a few more minutes. Just remember to use your meat thermometer. It should register 165 degrees F. in the thickest part of the meat.

Step One

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Grab a 9 by 13-inch (2-3 inches high) baking dish and cover the bottom and the sides with foil and spray vegetable oil on the foil. Place the chicken tenderloins evenly over the bottom. This is the pan shown in my recipes: Baking Dish

Make the sauce by measuring the honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic into a medium bowl. My honey is getting thicker, so I microwaved the bowl for about 2 minutes to soften the honey. Then I was able to mix it together a little easier.

Honey-Baked Chicken Tenderloin

Step Two

Pour the sauce over the chicken tenderloin pieces until they are covered and bake them for 30 minutes (uncovered).

After 30 minutes remove the pan from the oven and turn the chicken tenderloin pieces over and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Chicken Ready Bake

Finished Product

You will see the sauce start to caramelize on the chicken. Remove from the oven, let the chicken sit/rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Please use a meat thermometer to test the largest piece of the chicken tenderloin. When it registers 165 degrees F. on an instant thermometer, it’s done.

Honey Chicken Ready To Serve On A Plate

What can I serve with these?

How long can I keep the raw chicken in the frig?

According to the USDA and the U. S. Food and Administration, raw chicken should not be stored for more than 1-2 days in the refrigerator.

How long can I store cooked chicken in the frig?

Here again, the USDA and U.S. Food and Drug Administration state the longest we should store properly wrapped cooked chicken in the frig is 3-4 days.

What are chicken tenderloins?

Chicken tenderloins are actually thin slices of breast meat.

Can I freeze these?

You can for sure freeze these for another meal. I like making a large pan so I can just reheat a few chicken pieces for another night’s meal. Be sure and freeze them in an airtight container, or use your FoodSaver.

Honey Baked Chicken Tenderloin Recipe

Honey Baked Chicken Tenderloin Recipe by FSM
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 people
Ingredients
  • 10-12 chicken tenderloins
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Grab a 9 by 13-inch (2-3 inches high) baking dish and cover the bottom and the sides with foil and spray vegetable oil on the foil. Place the chicken tenderloins evenly over the bottom. Make the sauce by measuring the honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic into a medium bowl. My honey is getting thicker, so I microwaved the bowl for about 2 minutes to soften the honey. Then I was able to mix it together a little easier.

    Pour the sauce over the chicken tenderloins until covered and bake for 30 minutes (uncovered). After 30 minutes remove the pan from the oven and turn the chicken tenderloins and bake for another 10-15 minutes. You will see the sauce start to caramelize on the chicken. It's so good!! Remove from the oven, let the chicken sit/rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the sauce over cooked rice, enjoy.

    Please use a meat thermometer to test the largest piece of the chicken tenderloin, when it registers 165 degrees F. on an instant thermometer, it's done.

Final Word

I had so much fun making my easy honey baked chicken tenderloin pieces today. Here’s the deal, it’s all about showing people how easy it is to cook dinner at home.

There is something awesome about stocking your freezer with meat that’s been discounted or on sale. Then, if you have the other side dishes in the pantry or the refrigerator, dinner can be made in under an hour.

It’s all about being prepared to fix meals at home and save money at the same time. May God bless this world, Linda

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2 thoughts on “Easy Honey-Baked Chicken Tenderloin

  • December 27, 2019 at 11:11 am
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    I get what this will tastes like as I’ve eaten chicken like this. Only problem for my home is the sodium. As I have mentioned before, I’d substitute the soy sauce with Kitchen Bouquet and a little squirt or two of Worchester sauce and maybe just a few drops of low sodium soy sauce.

    I like the idea of white rice, although, that’s also an issue in my house so we don’t eat a lot of it. But with juicy, flavorful meats, rice is just so, so good.

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    • December 27, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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      Hi Frank, I think it’s great you know how to trade out different ingredients! It’s all about cooking from scratch. I love it! Linda

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