Apple Mustard Chicken Tenders – family favorite fall recipe! Chicken tenders topped with sweet and spicy sauteed apples. Ready in 20 minutes and perfect over mashed potatoes or rice to soak up all the sauce!
The kids are back in school! How excited are you?!
I’m more excited that I’ve ever been in my life.
I’m going back to yoga! I’m taking the dog paddleboarding! I’m gonna take my butt back to bed after I drop them off at least once a week!
And I’m most excited to get back to hiking if Texas ever cools down. I checked my weather app on the way to football practice last night and it said it felt like 108.
Texas. Stop it.
Also, why did my kid want to play football in August in Texas? It’s 108 degrees and he’s running around in full pads for a couple hours a day.
I’m doing that thing I do every back-to-school season where I insist on making every dinner from scratch and stop buying cereal for a week and a half because I’m absolutely certain I can get up every morning and make them a hot breakfast.
Why do I do this? Ugggghhhh.
So I’ve been cooking every night.
And since we’re going from school to soccer to football back to soccer…
I need easy and fast.
Apple Mustard Chicken Tenders!
One of my favorite quick ways to do chicken is to buy the already cut tenders. They literally cook in about 5 minutes per side and they’re super versatile. Also? Inexpensive! Which is very important when you have as many boys as I have.
For these apple mustard chicken tenders, I started by just sauteing some salt and peppered tenders until they were cooked through (about 10 minutes) and then tossed a big sliced apple, some brown sugar, and some grainy mustard into the same skillet.
That apple mixture cooks down and loosens up all the browned bits in the pan and makes the most delicious sauce. I served it with mashed potatoes so the potatoes could soak up all the sauce.
Two out of 3 of my kids ate without complaint!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders
- salt and pepper
- 1 large apple thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup grainy mustard
Heat olive oil and butter over medium heat in a large skillet.
Salt and pepper one side of chicken; place seasoned side down in the hot skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate.
In the same skillet add sliced apples, brown sugar, and grainy mustard to the same skillet; toss to combine. Cook over medium heat 3 - 4 minutes or until the apples are tender and saucy. Stir in chicken. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce.
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