Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders

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Jul. 16, 2013

Enjoy one of The Cracker Barrels most popular menu items with our version of their recipe. Cracker Barrel is known for making delicious home-cooked food. We all loved the family favorites we had when we were growing up. Who captures them better than Cracker Barrel? This taste-alike recipe gives you the restaurant taste without having to leave home. You can pick up chicken tenders at the grocery store or at most warehouse clubs, and with a couple of extra ingredients, we will show you how to get the restaurant taste in your kitchen.


Chicken breast tenders/Boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 Pound , cut into 1
For the marinade
Italian dressing 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/2 bottle used)
Honey 1 Tablespoon
Fresh lime juice 1 Teaspoon
For pan frying
Olive oil/Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon



1. In a container (with a lid), mix dressing, lime juice and honey together. Put the chicken tenders in, making sure all tenders are covered well with the marinade.

2. Cover the container and refrigerate for about an hour to let the chicken marinate.


3. Heat a non-stick pan with oil, place the marinated chicken tenders and cook on a medium high heat for 2 - 3 minutes each side until lightly golden in color but not dry.


4. Serve in a salad or along with some vegetables by the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 566Calories from Fat 353

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1299 mg54.13%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 22 g44%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet