Just like Cracker Barrel Chicken Tenderloins

I recently made this chicken recipe that I found on Pinterest called Cracker Barrel Chicken Tenderloins. I have never eaten these at Cracker Barrel so I cannot tell you if they taste like the real deal. What I can tell you is that I thought this chicken was awesome. Here’s the recipe. I hope you like it!

Original recipe from this link: http://www.southernplate.com/2008/10/grilled-chicken-tenderloins-without.html

Prep: 5ish minutes

Cook: 35-45 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips.
  • 1 cup zesty Italian dressing (I used light)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons honey


Place chicken in gallon Ziploc bag. Combine all other ingredients and pour over the chicken. Seal and marinate for at least an hour. Pour all ingredients into a large skillet and cook over medium heat until liquid evaporates and remaining marinade becomes thick and caramelized. Coat each piece of chicken in marinade by rubbing it around on the bottom of the pan before removing it. (Mine did not completely caramelize and was a little bit dry, but I waited until absolutely all liquid had evaporated…so test yours as the liquid is getting close to evaporation).

Yields: 4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into tenders