Restaurant-Style Chicken Tenderloins

    1 hour 30 mins

    I used to love the chicken tenderloins at a well-known restaurant chain. With this recipe, I can make them at home and they are just as good!!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 455 g skinless, boneless chicken breast meat
    • 120 ml Italian-style salad dressing
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Slice chicken into thin strips. In a small bowl mix together the dressing, lime juice and honey. Place chicken strips in a 9x13 inch baking dish and pour mixture over chicken, covering all. Cover dish and refrigerate to marinate for 1 hour.
    2. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding any remaining marinade. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and saute chicken strips until lightly browned and cooked through (juices run clear), 12 to 15 minutes.

    The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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    I baked these instead for about 30 minutes, and they were delicious!  -  10 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wooo hooo a clone of the chicken tenderloins from Cracker Barrell!!!! These were very good! I think I will marinate them more than 2 hrs like I fact I'll probably let them soak overnight for maximum flavor. Also next time I wont use oil to pan fry them.... there is pleanty of oil in the itailan dressing to make it cook well. Thanks Chris for posting this's a definate keeper!!!  -  08 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely delicious. I made this for dinner with rice and a zucchini corn sidedish. My husband requested that I write this recipe down so we can have it again. I marinated chicken for longer and cooked it with some of the marinade. Fabulous!  -  11 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)