Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

July 22, 2020

These Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders are the most flavorful, crispy tenders that your entire family is sure to love. Marinated in a tangy honey dijon mustard dressing, breaded in cornflakes, seasoned with a spicy cajun seasoning, beautifully baked, and all around delicious. This recipe is super easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients.

Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Drew’s Organics but the content and opinions expressed are all based on my genuine love for this brand and are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands I love.

Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders. What is there more to say in all honesty?

I mean, these tenders are EVERYTHING.

Personally, I love a good chicken tender thats EXTRA CRISPY. I mean Crispy, CRISPY!

And these tenders are just that. My secret? Corn flakes. Yup. grinding up corn flakes instead of breadcrumbs makes things super crispy.

Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

I figured that we’d kick off the middle of the week with a fun recipe that’s super easy and only requires a handful of ingredients.

I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe with ya’ll. It’s such a flavorful dish and for those of you who follow Orchids + Sweet Tea regularly—you know that I’m all about flavor!

So of course, I couldn’t disappoint with recipe, regardless of how easy it is to make.

OK, so let’s talk about the Honey Mustard sauce for a sec?

Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

Thankfully, my friends at Drew’s Organics loved my brand and mission so much that they chose to work with me on creating a dynamite recipe that works for both our audiences.

WHO ARE THEY? WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT THIS BRAND?

Firstly, I want to start by saying that I’ve always been a true fan of Drew’s Organics! I often purchase them from Amazon or select Organic Grocers, both online and in store.

Secondly, not only are their dressings/marinades and salsas amazing, but their mission is also.

When it comes to their dressings/marinades, they offer a ton of flavor options, which makes it perfect for almost every dish.

These tenders specifically use their Honey Dijon Dressing + Quick Marinade, however, they also have other awesome flavors which include: Creamy Ranch, Classic Italian, Roasted Garlic Peppercorn, Romano Caesar, Rosemary Balsamic, Poppy Seed, Chipotle Ranch, Thousand Island, Tahini Goddess, French Dressing, Shiitake Ginger, Greek Olive, Thai Coconut Sesame, and Orange Sesame Ginger.

Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

Back to the mission. Drew’s Organics believes in creating delicious and healthy foods (much like we do!) by offering products that are Organic, have No GMOs, and are Gluten-Free.

In addition, they are committed to using only high quality expeller-pressed oils along with offering Paleo, Vegan/ Plant-based, and No-Sugar Added options, which is great!

Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE MOST ABOUT THESE TENDERS.

They’re SUPER EASY to make.

Uses mostly pantry staple ingredients.

Bold flavors—Sweet + Tangy go so well together!

EXTRA crispy in every bite.

Fully loaded with flavor!!

Great family meal option.

Completely meal-prep friendly!

Fun cooking activity for entire family.

And just absolutely comforting and perfect for any day!

Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

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Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

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Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

OK, let’s dig right into this recipe shall we?

In a large bowl, add the chicken strips, sea salt, black pepper, + dried parsley, and honey dijon dressing together and toss well to coat. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and prep a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

In a separate large bowl, add the crushed corn flakes, flour, and cajun seasoning together and stir until well combined.

Now, take a piece of chicken, place it into the corn flake mixture, mixing it around and ensuring that it’s fully coated, and then place it onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all strips are coated.

Lightly brush or spray tops of chicken with olive oil and bake them for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and fully cooked through.

Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, and sprinkle with dried parsley, if desired.

To serve, enjoy chicken tenders with additional honey dijon dressing as a dip or your favorite condiment.

Bon Appetit!

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Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders
Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken tenders, organic (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 cup Drew's Organic Honey Dijon Dressing | Marinade (See Notes!)
  • 2-3 cups finely crushed corn flakes
  • 3 Tbsps organic all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)

Homemade Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 Tbsps garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsps Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsps smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the chicken strips, sea salt, black pepper, + dried parsley, and honey dijon dressing together and toss well to coat. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and prep a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • In a separate large bowl, add the crushed corn flakes, flour, and cajun seasoning together and stir until well combined.
  • Now, take a piece of chicken, place it into the corn flake mixture, mixing it around and ensuring that it's fully coated, and then place it onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all strips are coated.
  • Lightly brush or spray tops of chicken with olive oil and bake them for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and fully cooked through.
  • Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, and sprinkle with dried parsley, if desired.
  • To serve, enjoy chicken tenders with additional honey dijon dressing as a dip or your favorite condiment.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Place any leftover ingredients in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven for best results.
MAKE AHEAD: All ingredients can be made and individually stored as meal prep (up to 2 days prior) and assembled when ready to serve. Be sure to seal crushed corn flakes + seasoning mixture in a nicely sealed ziploc bag, kept at room temp. 
HONEY DIJON DRESSING: To purchase the Drew’s Organics’ Honey Dijon Dressing/Marinade as mentioned throughout this recipe, visit their site directly.
CHICKEN: If you don’t have chicken tenderloins, you can always use 2-3 medium chicken breasts, slicing them long-way into medium-thick strips.

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  1. This corn flakes top is golden! Tenders turned out perfectly crispy and the Drew’s honey Dijon was the perfect complement. Thank you!

  2. Honey Dijon is one of my favorite flavors! I can’t wait to try these cajun-style chicken tenders! I love them even more because they are baked!