You have a moment in the kitchen that really excites you? Just like these Baked Chicken Tenders, huh?
Check out the development of these Honey Chipotle Chicken Tenders.
So, last week I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner. After several hours of mental torture, I decided to make these Honey Chipotle Chicken Tenders ( I made them twice in one week thank you very much). I went through my normal ritual of scrolling through Pinterest, looking through my blog for dinners I previously made, and even looked through some of my old cookbooks to see if I could make something for dinner with what I had in my house. I hate going to the grocery store for one or a couple of items, don’t you? Especially because the closest grocery stores to me are pretty big and going through all those people and all of those aisles for 2 ingredients are annoying. In fact, just thinking of the situation is driving me nuts. So I had some frozen chicken tenders, ground beef, chicken thighs, and ground turkey but not a lot of other choices to choose from for dinner. I typically keep rice, beans, garlic, and chicken or beef stock in my pantry for when I want to add more flavor or if I get desperate. In this case, I just couldn’t put things together. So I kept looking, and looking, and looking, and I found some honey, and a small can chipotles. Those 2 ingredients saved my dinner solving problems that night.
First, I had to check the expiration date of the chipotles because I could not for the life of me figure out how long I have had them. Once I determined they wouldn’t make us sick, I decided to bake the chicken tenders and I made a honey chipotle sauce. Now, I do not know the measurements of what I did the first time but I remember my husband and I bashing the hell out of those chicken fingers. Man they were good. So good that I had to make them again to share with all of you. This time, I would write down exactly what I did so you can enjoy these Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken Fingers and post on your Pinterest Boards to keep spreading the love.
Make this into a full meal. While the Chicken Fingers are baking, slice some potatoes and bake them at the same time! I would put the potatoes in the oven first so they can get a 10-minute head start. What I love about these Chicken Fingers is the crunch. Chicken Fingers would not be Chicken Fingers without a crunch. You can eat these Chicken Fingers with or without the sauce. What I would say, especially if you are making these for kids, is to taste the sauce as you go just to test the spice. For us, the spice was fine but I could definitely see it being a little too hot for the little once. You can also serve the sauce on the side if you think it might be easier. I actually don’t have much to say in this blog post because this post is really about the recipe. I am just really excited to have you try it!