Barbecue Chicken Tenders with Mustard Glaze

I’m back!  Sorry it’s taken me a week to post anything new.  As I mentioned last week, I went to Chicago two weekends ago and after 3 ridiculously fun-filled days in my favorite city, it took me a full week to recover.  I kid you not.  That’s all I’m going to say about that.

Anyway, I’m back in the swing of things and was ready to do some cooking this weekend.  Chicken seemed to be absurdly expensive at the grocery store ($11, really??) so I opted instead for the less expensive chicken tenders.  I scanned through my recipes and found this recipe for Barbecue Chicken with Mustard Glaze that sounded easy and delicous so I decided to swap out the chicken thighs for my boneless tenders.  The chicken is rubbed with a mixture of brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika (my OBSESSION!), and salt.  As if that isn’t yummy enough, it’s also brushed with a easy glaze of ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and red wine vinegar and grilled until perfectly cooked.  Extra glaze is set aside as a dipping sauce for this chicken but honestly, the flavor is already so good, you don’t even need the additional glaze.  This chicken is sweet and smoky and right up my alley.  Feel free to stick with the recipe and use thighs, just follow the cooking directions in the link.  Officially a new favorite. 

The ingredients:

Combine brown sugar, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, and salt a small bowl.

In another bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, and dijon mustard with a whisk.

Rub the spice mixture evenly over chicken. 

Place on a grill pan coated with cooking spray heated to medium-high heat. Cook chicken about 8 minutes and turn over.  Brush with half of ketchup mixture and cook another 8 minutes.  Turn chicken over again and brush with remaining ketchup mixture. 

Continue cooking until done or until a thermometer registers 165°F.

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None


  • Chicken tenders
  • Light brown sugar

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine

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