Thanks to the quick-cooking power of chicken tenders, this honey-mustard chicken dinner comes together fast and easily for a family-friendly weeknight meal. The baby carrots are cooked in a simple orange juice and butter sauce which is lovely drizzled over the chicken and couscous.

Katie Webster
Source:, August 2018


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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Bring an inch of water to a boil in a saucepan fitted with a steamer basket.

  • Meanwhile, line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir 2 tablespoons honey mustard, oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Add chicken tenders and stir to coat with the honey-mustard mixture. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake the chicken tenders until cooked through, 9 to 11 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place baby carrots in the steamer basket and steam until just softened, but not completely tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain the water and return the cooked carrots to the pot. Add orange juice, butter, the remaining 1 teaspoon honey mustard and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set the pot over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring often, until the orange juice mixture is lightly coating the carrots, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Serve the chicken with the carrots, sauce and couscous. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

365.9 calories; protein 33.4g 67% DV; carbohydrates 46.2g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 8.1g 32% DV; sugars 13g; fat 7.6g 12% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 63.5mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 15820.6IU 316% DV; vitamin c 26.4mg 44% DV; folate 44.7mcg 11% DV; calcium 61.9mg 6% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 16.5mg 6% DV; potassium 377mg 11% DV; sodium 543.5mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV; added sugar 2g.

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Rating: 5 stars
No kidding about it being a 20 min dinner. Everyone loved it especially the carrots which I was thinking would be the least favorite part of the dish. Instead of chicken tenders I had 2 large chicken breasts which I cut up into 4 pieces each. The swap out worked well. Read More