Honey Lime Chicken Strips on plate.

Crunchy Honey Lime Chicken Recipe

Crunchy Honey Lime Chicken Recipe - crispy panko-crusted chicken tenders, drizzled with lime juice and sweet honey. This family-friendly dinner idea is a huge hit every single time!

 This recipe is written with permission from The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin, author of Barefeet In The Kitchen blog.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword crunchy chicken tenders, honey lime chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 423 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper I skipped it and used 1/2 teaspoon paprika instead
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders (I used chicken breast cut into strips)
  • 1.5 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil I also added 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • 2 large limes cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup honey
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  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, chili powder, salt, pepper and cayenne (or paprika). Add egg and milk and whisk until smooth.
  2. Add chicken tenders to the flour-egg mixture and toss to coat well.
  3. Place panko breadcrumbs onto a medium size plate. One by one, coat each chicken tender in panko and set onto a clean plate.
  4. Heat up oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  5. Cook chicken until lightly brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove onto a plate and cool slightly.
  6. Squeeze the lime juice over chicken and drizzle tender with honey.
  7. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Honey Lime Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 794mg35%
Potassium 552mg16%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.