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Mustard Baked Chicken Tenders

This healthy Mustard Baked Chicken Tenders recipe is super simple and deliciously flavorful. You can serve as-is, or dish it up over rice or a salad to soak up the tasty mustard sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked chicken strips, baked chicken tenderloins, Baked chicken tenders, mustard baked chicken tenders
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 195kcal


  • 1 lbs. chicken tenders
  • ½ cup whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon paprika, (sweet smoked if you have it)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Extra tarragon to garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425F (220C)
  • Combine the mustard, tarragon, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add the chicken and mix. You want each piece of chicken to be coated with the mustard sauce.
  • Transfer the chicken and sauce into a large baking dish and cover.
  • Bake until chicken has cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.


This recipe is for 4 servings with about 4 oz (1/4 lb) per serving.
To check the doneness of the chicken tenders, cut into one at the halfway point (where the tenderloin is the thickest). If the juice runs clear and the meat is white, not pink, then your tenderloins are fully cooked.
You can serve the chicken by itself, or consider serving it with something to soak up the mustard sauce, such as rice or leafy greens.
Baked chicken tenderloins can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 28.5g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 65.8mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 2.1g | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.8mg | Net carbs: 2.1g