Balsamic Glazed Chicken Tenders

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Enjoy this recipe as a main dish or as an appetizer. These balsamic glazed chicken tenders are so juicy and delicious, you will never believe they are just as lean and healthy as plain grilled chicken breast! Chicken dishes are a great option for just about every occasion. Both kids and adults love chicken tenders because they are made from juicy white meat. Chicken dishes can be served for a run-of-the-mill weeknight dinner or for a special occasion. The tangy taste of balsamic jazzes up these chicken tenders, so your meal will be sophisticated and healthy.

Chicken recipes are everywhere, but finding ones that are just as healthy as they are tasty can be a tough challenge. A lot of chicken recipes, especially those that are labeled “healthy” are bland. They lack fat, which for many, means they lack flavor. When special attention is paid to flavor, the flavor often becomes too salty and overpowering, which can also be unhealthy. Luckily, this dish is none of these things. The balsamic glaze provides a ton of taste without a lot of fat or salt.

Looking for a few ideas for how to create a whole meal out of these glazed chicken tenders? Serve them with our Caprese Quinoa Salad or barbecue beans.

Balsamic Glazed Chicken Tenders

These bite-sized chicken morsels are lean and healthy and are full of flavors that both children and adults will enjoy.
Prep Time1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 192kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch strips
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, cover and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Add all ingredients to a large skillet, cook on medium heat until chicken is cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Delicious served over a bed of brown rice. To serve as an appetizer, combine 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar for dipping.


Serving: 6pieces | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 287mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6

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4 Comments on "Balsamic Glazed Chicken Tenders"

  1. SKL  April 29, 2012

    Have you tasted tested this yet?  That seem like a lot of cayenne pepper!  

    • skinnyms  April 29, 2012

      That # is incorrect. It should be 1/4 tsp. I'll correct. THANKS! 🙂

  2. Alexbeegeiger  August 10, 2012

    These are awesome!  My kids love them even without putting them on cute skewers!  So easy and so healthy….Love these recipes!

  3. Danielle  August 12, 2012

    These are great and so easy to make!


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