Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe

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Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe

Make sure to REPIN this awesome sauce recipe πŸ™‚

My Cracker Barrel obsession continues.

Throughout my youth each summer was spent in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on a chicken and dairy farm ( the whole back story to that is for another day) ; however, it was a mere 20 minutes from Cracker Barrel – my mom and I ate at that Cracker Barrel on route 30 ( I think that is the right number) so many times!

I would always get the Grilled Chicken Tenders – yum yum yum

I have been making them at home for years now and I would love to shareΒ Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe with you πŸ™‚

If you want to check out more of my Copy Cat Cracker Barrel Recipes go HERE

Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe

This is ALL you need – ( don’t you love when recipes are simple πŸ™‚ )

Best of all this recipe is completely gluten free – I use Wish Bone Italian Dressing ( which is gluten free πŸ™‚ )

My dad helped me cook this chicken because he rocks like that

Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe

We use a grill pan ( if you do not have one it really is a must ( especially if you like grill marks like I do πŸ™‚ )

Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe

The honey and sugar in the dressing creates such a wonderful glaze on the chicken ( SOOOOO good) this recipe makes enough for 2 hungry people ( my mom and I split the chicken and it was enough for each for lunch)

Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe

This is a simple go to recipe for a weekday meal — I know you will love it

If you make the Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe please make sure comment and let us know what you thought of it πŸ™‚

Love You Guys!

Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe



  • 1 pound of chicken breasts cut into tenders
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • ½ cup of Italian dressing
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice


  1. In a gallon bag combine all the ingredients together - make sure everything is well mixed together
  2. Place the bag in the fridge for 1 hour
  3. Take the chicken out of the bag ( throw away the bag with the marinade )
  4. Cook the chicken on a skillet until fully cooked ( about 10 minutes)
  5. Serve and Enjoy!

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  • Alisa Medina

    Honey+Chicken=DELICIOUSNESS. I love that this isn’t Asian flavored, I can throw it on my grillin skillet for a quick lunch break like you said. Thanks Sara!

  • Joyce Garrison

    Me and my husband LOVED them!!
    I saw the recipe and went straight to the store to buy the few items.
    Made it for dinner. I grilled my chicken on the grill!

  • Jenn

    Hi Sarah- love your website and was looking around for some grilling recipes for the week and came across this one- what really surprised me is the fact that you travelled to Lancaster, PA to spend your summers. Lancaster county is my home and has been forever. Have been to the Cracker Barrel on Rt. 30 before (the one by the outlets). I haven’t been there in years since this area is very crowded with tourists- especially this time of year. Would love to hear your stories about your summers in Lancaster! Making this chicken recipe this week- looks super yummy and easy!

    • Sara

      That is SO funny since The Cracker Barrel on 30 is where I use to go πŸ™‚ That is where almost all my memories from Cracker Barrel are from. Do you go to Litiz for the 4th of July ? It use to be a huge love of mine ( including getting Wilbur Buds πŸ™‚ ) – though we do not have Lancaster in OR we do have a nice farm country πŸ™‚

      • Jenn

        This is so funny! I grew up in Lititz- my parents and my brother still live there and I work there. I live in the next town over (Manheim). Yes I go to the fireworks in Lititz every year. They’re doing a Wizard of Oz theme this year- should be really neat. I agree- Wilbur Buds are the best!! I use their chocolate chips when I bake- so yummy! Lititz has really taken off in the last few years- it won Coolest Small Town in America in 2013 through some travel magazine/website. If you have an address you receive packages I would love to send you a little Lititz care package πŸ™‚

        • Sara

          Where we use to stay is in Manheim so I know it well — many summers I would go to Herr’s and Chocolate World. I would LOVE a care package — it would mean the world to me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the small shops ( I am that sorta gal shopping with my mom) there is an old time soda fountain there I remember. I wish we had a little town like that here. I LOVE Wilbur buds so much better than Hershey kisses. My mom and I want to go back at some point. My love for cooking is greatly influenced by the cooking there – we use to stay with a Mennonite family each year — I learned so much! Here is my postal box 14845 SW Murray Scholls Dr Suite 110 PMB 112 Beaverton, OR 97007 – you rock!

          • Jenn

            Awesome- this is too funny- such a small world! The ice cream parlor that I think you’re referring to is Sundae Best in Lititz- does that sound right- it’s on the opposite corner of Wilbur Chocolate- is this the one you’re referring to? It’s no longer an ice cream shop but is now a sandwich shop but there are 3 other ice cream places in Lititz now. There are a lot of nice shops and cafes and sandwich shops in town. There are also two nice bars/ breweries in town. Bulls Head Pub is one of them and Lady GaGa was there a few years ago (her boyfriend is from Lancaster). I heard no one recognized her without all her makeup! I’m planning on going to Lititz on Wednesday to do some shopping at this awesome kitchen shop called Zest which is right on Main Street. I’ll see what goodies I can find for you while I’m strolling downtown next week. If you ever plan a trip over this way let me know!

          • Sara

            Yep that is the one I was thinking of πŸ™‚ Oh I cannot wait for the package πŸ™‚ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jenn

    Hi Sara- just saw your unboxing video- was so exciting to see you open it. I was also very nervous since I wasn’t sure if the Wilbur Buds would make it across the country in the middle of summer without turning into a puddle! I’m glad you liked what I chose. It was so funny to see your reaction eating the Wilbur Buds πŸ™‚ Their chocolate has that affect on me also. Once the weather turns cooler I’ll send you more chocolate πŸ™‚ Do they sell Herrs chips out on the West Coast?

    • Sara

      I am so glad you saw the video πŸ™‚ I was going to send you the link. Herr’s is here but ONLY in a couple flavors in one store. Thank you again for your kindness