This Truffle Honey Chicken recipe is pure magic. It’s so fast and easy, the flavor is SO good and it feels like a special occasion meal but you can eat it any night of the week. While I made it with homemade chicken tenders you can just as easily serve it with store-bought tenders! Seriously, this is outrageously good.
This Truffle Honey Chicken Tenders Recipe post is sponsored by Perdue Farms. All opinions are my own.
Truffle Honey Chicken sounds fancy. But you won’t believe how ridiculously easy this is to make!
I’m all about easy dinner recipes and this one feels elegant but is perfectly family-friendly. Best of all, there are several ways to make this chicken recipe which means it is perfect for every skill level and time constraint.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe with Truffle Honey
This recipe for truffle honey chicken is more work than I would usually put in for a weeknight meal. But if you have the time and energy there’s nothing better than a homemade chicken tender.
And there are some special nights that warrant a little more time in the kitchen.
One of my superpowers is to find delicious things and figure out how to make them as easy as possible. So I took the truffle honey chicken idea I had on a weekend getaway and made it EASY. Like, almost not a recipe, easy.
Related: Chicken Eden Isle (Baked Chicken with Dried Beef)
It’s the perfect example of low-key fancy which is what I’m all about.
You can make this with homemade chicken tenders, frozen tenders, breaded chicken breasts, just about anything. In this recipe I’ll show you how to make homemade tenders and use frozen.
Because you haven’t lived until you’ve had truffle honey on Dino Nuggets!
And if you’ve not yet had the pleasure of tasting Truffly Honey, now is the time.
There is a lot of info in this post so if you are ready to see the printable recipe card, just use the “jump to recipe” button near the title of this post!
- chicken breast tenderloins (about 3 sleeves frozen PERDUE® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins)
- plain breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper
- garlic powder
- Olive Oil
- Truffle Honey
I buy most of my groceries online, for delivery but I usually don’t love the chicken. Buying it from Perdue Farms gives me quality chicken, still delivered right to the door.
And as I mentioned before you can also use store-bought frozen tenders instead and cut down this recipe list to just a few ingredients.
But what really sets this pretty basic recipe apart is the Truffle Honey. It adds the most amazing flavor that you didn’t even know you were missing! And it is easier to find than you might think!
How to Make Honey Truffle Chicken Tenders
Most homemade chicken tender recipes suggest that you use a mallet and pound out the chicken to create a thinner piece and to ensure that they are all roughly the same size.
I am far too lazy to do that but the option is on the table if you feel like you have time and energy for extra tenderizing. If you’re a perfectionist, do this. I don’t think it makes all that much difference (but, again, I’m lazy).
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Season the flour with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper in one bowl and mix.
Add egg and milk to another bowl and lightly beat.
Place breadcrumbs in a third bowl and add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp pepper and mix.
Dredge the chicken tenderloin piece first in the flour making sure to shake off any excess.
Next dip the chicken piece in the egg mixture, allowing any extra to drip off.
Then fully coat the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture.
Put the coated chicken tenderloins in a single layer on a cookie sheet and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over medium.
Add several breaded chicken tenderloins to the pan and cook approximately 2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Don’t crowd the pan. Cook the chicken in stages.
When the chicken is browned, put it on a clean baking sheet and bake in the oven for approximately 5 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
Add a few tablespoons of truffle honey into a small microwave-safe bowl and heat for about 15 seconds.
Plate the chicken, then drizzle the warm Truffle Honey over the homemade chicken tenders.
If using store-bought tenders
Are you ready for this? Cook the chicken tenders according to the package instructions.
Drizzle warm truffle honey over it. Boom. Done.
Make Truffle Honey Chicken Kid-Friendly
As I mentioned, Truffle Honey is an acquired taste. I have one son who loves to try new things and is open to unique flavors. My other kid, not so much.
If your kids are resistant to Truffly Honey I would try it on Dino Nuggets or simply use regular honey.
Same steps as above. Bake and drizzle.
When dredging the pieces, try to keep one hand for the dry ingredients and one for the wet ingredients. It will keep you from looking like Edward Tenderloin Hands.
Putting the chicken in the fridge before frying helps the coating to stick to the chicken a little bit better. If you’re going to all that trouble, you want to make sure your chicken is crispy and delicious!
What Kind of Chicken to Use
These Honey Truffle Chicken Tenders were easy to make using the Perdue Chicken Breast Tenderloins. I just grabbed a few of the individual packets and thawed them out.
So I’m really happy that Perdue Farms has started selling its products online!
They sent me a Bundle to try and I know you’ll love it too! They offer a few curated bundles that are great for feeding your family and also for entertaining!
While some of the specific products are no longer available I was able to try their bacon, pork chops and pork sausage as well. SO YUMMY. And I can’t forget the Dino Nuggets!
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Over the last 10 years, the company has transitioned from conventional chicken and turkey production to become the #1 supplier in the United States for organic chicken and is a leader in premium beef, pork, lamb too.
What is Truffle Honey?
Truffle honey is honey infused with truffles. It can be made from any variety of honey and have either black or white truffle flavor.
It isn’t cheap, but it’s not outrageous. It’s a great way to get that earthy truffle taste into a dish without going broke. It is possible to make your own but it probably doesn’t save you much money.
It doesn’t need refrigeration and can last for several years. So you will be able to get your money’s worth.
What Does Truffle Honey Taste Like?
Truffles can be an acquired taste. They have an earthy quality but can be addicting. They are somewhat mushroomy but a little more pungent. And also a bit creamy.
And when paired with the honey, it has the most amazing sweet and savory quality. The scent is intriguing and the flavor is exquisite.
Other ways to Use Truffle Honey
Truffle Honey can be used for so many different things! For the most part, any way you would use honey you can use Truffle Honey.
Maybe not in tea…
It’s great on meat and cheese boards. It makes the perfect final drizzle on an appetizer. It would be crazy tasting with some melted brie on a grilled cheese sandwich. I would drink it straight as a marinade for meats. And it would be the perfect dip for fresh apples.
Where to Find Truffle Honey
I think you’ll be surprised how easy it is to find Truffle Honey. I bought mine on Amazon but you can absolutely find it in specialty food stores as well as higher-end markets.
If you can’t find it, you could mix truffle oil (Truff makes a fantastic white truffle oil) and honey together. The consistency might be a bit different but you’ll still get the flavor profile.
Whether you’re celebrating a family birthday or a good grade on a project, this yummy Truffle Honey Chicken Recipe is a great family dinner idea that feels extra special.
And Perdue Farms is there to make it even easier!
More easy chicken recipes
- Baked Bruschetta Chicken
- Manwich Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- White Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Easy Chicken Walking Tacos
- How to Jazz Up Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken
- How to Bake a Whole Chicken
- And be sure to check out the chicken recipes on the Perdue Farms site.
Looking for something that works for both lunch or dinner? Try these Roasted Veggie Farro Bowls! It’s full of tasty roasted veggies and served with arugula and farro! YUM!
Chicken with Truffle Honey Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Season the flour with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper in one bowl and mix.
- Add egg and milk to another bowl and lightly beat.
- Place breadcrumbs in a third bowl and add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp pepper and mix.
- Dredge chicken tenderloin piece first in the flour making sure to shake off any excess.
- Next dip the chicken piece in the egg mixture, allowing any extra to drip off.
- Then fully coat the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture.
- Put the coated chicken tenderloins in a single layer on a cookie sheet and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over medium.
- Add several breaded chicken tenderloins to the pan and cook approximately 2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Don’t crowd the pan. Cook the chicken in stages.
- When the chicken is browned, put it on a clean baking sheet and bake in the oven for approximately 5 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
- Add a few tablespoons into a small microwave-safe bowl and heat for about 15 seconds.
- Plate the chicken, then drizzle the warm Truffle Honey over the homemade chicken tenders.
For store-bought tenders, breasts or Dino Nuggets
- If using store-bought breaded breasts, tenders or Dino nuggets, heat per the package instructions. Then drizzle warm Truffle Honey over the top.