It’s the fish sauce that makes this honey garlic chicken strips recipe so delicious.  Funny how scary fish sauce can be to some folks. That’s why some of you were a little cautious about trying our recent sticky fish sauce chicken wings recipe. It’s certainly an ingredient that needs to be slowly introduced. Fish sauce is stinky, yes, there’s no doubt about that. But the umami flavors are pretty amazing. Because we want to slowly introduce some of you to the joy of cooking with fish sauce, we’ve adapted our last recipe with soy sauce. The technique is the same and instead of fish sauce, we’ve added soy sauce. BUT, if you’re a lover of fish sauce, then use that instead!

Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders Recipe or Chicken Strips with Sweet Sticky Asian Sauce . Perfect appetizer for Game Day recipes |@whiteonrice

This honey garlic chicken strips recipe is perfect for game day and for anyone who loves chicken wings, but want more chicken without fighting through the bones. These aren’t just any ordinary chicken strips they’re our popular honey garlic chicken strips recipe. They’re sweet and sticky with a nice baked crust. For anyone who loves chicken strips, these are amped up an extra level with a sweet and sticky sauce. Just like the fish sauce chicken wings, make sure you have extra handy-wipes ready.

Video Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders Recipe : 

Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders Recipe or Chicken Strips with Sweet Sticky Asian Sauce . Perfect appetizer for Game Day recipes |@whiteonrice

And of course, don’t forget the beer. These sweet and sticky honey soy sauce chicken strips are screaming to be washed down with beer. Or a cocktail or dry white wine, which pairs perfect with the flavors in these chicken strips.  Or a fruit juice for the kiddies.

Have a great weekend everyone,

diane and todd

Here’s some more Asian Recipes you might enjoy:

Here’s all our Chicken Wings Recipes if you’re hungry for more 

Incredible Sticky Fish Sauce Chicken Wings Recipe from @whiteonrice


5 from 3 votes

Sweet and Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Baked chicken tenders adapted from Best Recipe Box. Sauce adapted from our sticky fish sauce chicken wings.


for the chicken strips:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast or chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs (or regular bread crumbs)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour , or more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste

for the sweet and sticky honey soy sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or fish sauce cause it tastes better! Fish sauce will be saltier, start with 2-3 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce or any hot sauce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice or rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F (220°C). Prepare 1-2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

  2. If using chicken breasts, cut into thin strips. The thicker they are, the longer they take to cook. Make sure the strips are consistently sized so that you get even baking.

  3. In a bowl, add panko or bread crumbs. In another bowl, beat the eggs. In a third bowl combine flour, salt and black pepper.

    Dredge each strip of chicken in flour, then egg, then Panko or bread crumbs. Lay coated chicken strips on sheet pan. Repeat for all chicken strips.

  4. Bake chicken strips in oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and crisp. Remember to turn the chicken strips about 1/2 way through cooking. When chicken is finished baking, set aside.

  5. While the chicken is baking, make the sauce. In bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients: ketchup, honey, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, fresh lime juice or rice vinegar, and cornstarch.

  6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add half of the chicken strips and half of the sauce. Toss to coat and cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minutes on each side or until the chicken strips soak up the sauce on both sides and become sticky. Repeat with remainder of sauce and chicken strips. (Cooking Tip: Don't let the pan get too hot because if the pan becomes too hot, it dries up the sauce and becomes too sticky.)

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note: If you want the chicken strips extra crispy, fry the chicken strips instead of baking them and then toss them in the skillet with the sauce. The crunchy fried texture is delicious!

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Sweet and sticky honey soy sauce chicken tenders recipe on @whiteonrice

Sweet and sticky honey soy sauce chicken tenders recipe on @whiteonrice

Sweet and sticky honey soy sauce chicken tenders recipe on @whiteonrice