Honey Lime Chicken Crunchy Goodness

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These crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside chicken breast tenders with a hint of lime and honey are requested again and again at our house.

Crispy Honey Lime Chicken

Hey friends! Today I’m excited to share this honey lime chicken recipe  by my friend, Mary, at Barefeet in The Kitchen

I asked Mary if I could share her Crunchy Honey Lime Chicken and I wasn’t at all surprised when she graciously agreed.

Ingredients for Honey Lime Chicken Crunchy Goodness

  • All purpose flour
  • Chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Boneless skinless chicken
  • Bread crumbs
  • Olive oil or your favorite cooking oil
  • Limes
  • Honey

Can I Make This Recipe In a Skillet?

You sure can. 

It is delicious whether you bake the chicken in the oven, or you cook it on the stove-top in a covered skillet turning to prevent burning. Oven-baked I my preference but if you give it a try in the skillet, let me know. 

How do you know when your honey lime chicken tenders are done?

The tenders should be beautiful golden brown crunchiness on the outside.  And always make sure that the largest chicken tender is cooked to 165 degrees.

Want a Lower Carb Version?

Low carb alert: you don’t need the bread crumbs egg or milk.  Toss the chicken in the rest of the ingredients and bake on baking sheet.  In addition, cooking it this way you are holding on to all of the goodness but getting rid of calories and carbs. 

  • WP Recipe Maker #43922remove Crunchy Honey Lime Chicken Author: Recipe adapted from Mary Younkin’s Weeknight Dinner Cookbook – 1/4 cup all purpose flour – 1 teaspoon chili powder – 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper – 1 egg – 2 tablespoons milk – 1 pound boneless skinless chicken cut into tenders – 1.5 cups panko bread crumbs – 2 tablespoons olive oil or use your favorite cooking oil – 2 limes cut into wedges – 1/4 cup honey 1) In a bowl, whisk together flour, chili powder,salt, pepper, and cayenne. Add egg and milk and whisk until smooth. Add chicken tenders to the flour mixture and stir to coat well. 2) Place panko bread crumbs in a separate medium sized bowl. Dip each chicken tender in the bread crumbs and then place on a plate. 3) To pan fry: Warm oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add chicken to skillet in small batches and let cook, undisturbed, for two minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and repeat with the other side until chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink in the center. Repeat until all tenders are done. 4) To make in oven: Preheat oven to 425. Set a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet and lightly grease with oil or cooking spray. Place crumb coated chicken strips on wire rack. Spray liberally with olive oil spray. Bake for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Note: The crumb coating won’t brown when cooked this way but will still be delicious! 5) Transfer chicken to plate. Squeeze lime wedges over chicken and drizzle with honey just before serving.  


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  1. I have made this twice in the last month and it has been a HUGE hit! I made it last night and had my grandparents over and my grandma told me that it was the best fried chicken she’d tasted! Coming from my grandma, that was a huge compliment!! Delicious recipe and perfect for summer! Thanks, Christy <3

  2. I wanted to share this on facebook, but instead of a picture of the recipe it says “301 Moved Permanently”. That happens when I hit your facebook button as well as when I copy and paste the URL.

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! This is the result of moving to a new server today. We are working on it now and I really appreciate you calling or attention to the problem. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

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