Honey BBQ Chicken Tenders

As our kids get older, dinner is getting a lot more fun.  Expensive, but fun.  They are eating a lot more.  A. LOT.

But as the boys get older, their palates are more developed.  They are liking a little spice and heat, being able to taste smokiness in meat, recognizing  some spices in one dish that is the same in another dish – that’s fun!  Food is a family affair at our house and all of our kids are still in the single digits (Although, not for much longer, we have a birthday coming up…)

Honey BBQ Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers is one of our go to meals.  Everyone is happy with them and they’re way cheaper than I had always thought.  Generally when we’ve made them, we have just called them homemade chicken nuggets, and I bread them, and either bake or fry them in olive oil.   This time, MY KIDS wanted to change it up a little.  That’s right, we now have them on the bandwagon of , “well, if it’s good in the oven, then it’s probably better on the grill. Let’s try it!”

And we decided to combine two of their favorite flavors – honey and bbq sauce.  They love both, so they (naturally) decided that putting them together was a great idea! For the record, this cooking experiment worked out much better than the time they decided to combine pickles and peanut butter.  That one…wasn’t as good.

Honey BBQ Chicken Fingers

So – get your kids involved!  Have them experiment with you.  The worst that can happen is that they will learn what flavors don’t mix.  The best thing that can happen?  More bonding time.  And isn’t that what this is all about anyway?

BBQ Chicken Fingers

HoneyBBQ Chicken Tenders - an unexpected and super easy main course or appetizer that will please everyone!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 276 kcal


  • 1 cup bbq sauce we use our own homemade version. You can either try making ours, or buy your favorite jar
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 2 pounds of chicken tenders


  • Set up your grill for direct cooking. Yes, a handful of chips is a good idea.
  • Grill both sides of the tenders for 2-3 minutes.
  • Dunk in sauce & grill both sides again. Dunk and grill - however much you want.
  • Chicken is done when internal temp is 165 - should only take about 10-15 minutes tops.
Keyword BBQ Chicken Tenders

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