A few weeks ago my older son declared he no longer wanted jelly on his peanut butter sandwich.
Instead, he wanted honey.
I’m a big fan of local honey. I use it to combat allergies, so I had some on hand.
As many things do with this particular child, honey has become an obsession of sorts. He loves it. He eats in on peanut butter, dips apple slices into it and has suddenly developed “allergies” of his own so he can just eat a tablespoon plain.
This recipe, using chicken tenders that are on sale this week at Brookshire’s, balances the sweet flavor of honey with the zest and acidity of lime juice. My whole family loved it.
Honey Lime Chicken Tenders
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1 tsp lime juice
1 1/2 tsp honey
1 lb chicken tenders
Mix dressing, lime juice and honey together. Pour into resealable plastic bag and add chicken tenders. Massage bag to coat tenders evenly. Marinate for 1 hour in refrigerator, turning bag occasionally. Remove tenders from bag and discard marinade.
Heat large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium high heat. Sauté chicken tenders until cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Serve.
Nutrition Information: Calories per Serving: 155, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 594 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 9 g, Protein: 2 g