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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crunchy chicken tenders, honey lime chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 423kcal
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


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, chili powder, salt, pepper and cayenne (or paprika). Add egg and milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Add chicken tenders to the flour-egg mixture and toss to coat well.
  • Place panko breadcrumbs onto a medium size plate. One by one, coat each chicken tender in panko and set onto a clean plate.
  • Heat up oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Cook chicken until lightly brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove onto a plate and cool slightly.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over chicken and drizzle tender with honey.
  • Serve.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.7mg