Love and Confections: Homemade Honey Mustard Chipotle Chicken Bites #10DaysofTailgate

September 30, 2014

Homemade Honey Mustard Chipotle Chicken Bites #10DaysofTailgate

Honey Mustard Chipotle Chicken Bites are the perfect party food - a little spicy 
and a whole lot of flavor!

 Welcome to #10DaysofTailgate hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla! There are nearly two dozen bloggers with over one hundred recipes to inspire you through an entire tailgating season. From Chili, Meatballs and Wings to Sangria, Pretzels and some sweet Desserts, we have all your tailgating recipe needs covered. #10daysofTailgate runs from September 20th through September 30th. A huge thank you goes to our event sponsors who have graciously donated prizes for our readers. There are fourteen different prize packages so make sure you enter the rafflecopter HERE and check back throughout the event for all the. Don't forget to follow the hashtag on Twitter too.

I love cooking for my family, but when it comes to cooking when there is a newly-crawling and standing, getting-into-everything almost 10-month old, making dinner can sometimes be difficult. These Honey Mustard Chicken Bites make dinner easy. I always have chicken in the freezer and Honey Mustard Chicken is one of my go-to recipes.

I wanted to spice things up a bit, and as soon as I saw the El Diablo Smoky Chipotle Mustard, I knew it would be the perfect addition to my Chicken Bites. I am not normally one to have spicy food, but when I mixed it with the honey, it was just the right amount of heat. El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard makes 6 spicy flavors ranging from sweet to major heat.

One major lesson I learned while in culinary school is to pay attention to temperature. Obviously with baking, the oven temp is important, but food temp is more-so. To ensure proper food safety, especially when cooking a protein, it is best to check with a food thermometer. The minimum temperature to cook chicken at is 165°F. Food safety temperatures for other meats can be found online.

Thermoworks has a great little thermometer - the ThermoPop. My kitchen nerd side may have come out when I used the ThermoPop. Aside from having 9 different colors (I got pink, yay!) and doing both Celsius and Fahrenheit (a must for a pastry chef) it has a rotating display, splash-proof design, and big back-lit digits. Yep, kitchen tools are my thing. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoyed making it. Happy tailgating!

Homemade Honey Mustard Chipotle Chicken Bites
A Love and Confection original recipe
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Homemade Honey Mustard Chipotle Chicken Bites Ingredients:
- 8-10 Chicken Tenderloins
- 1/3 cup El Diablo Smokey Chipotle Mustard
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1-2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
- 2 tablespoons El Diablo Smokey Chipotle Mustard
- 2 tablespoons Sour Cream
- 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise

Homemade Honey Mustard Chipotle Chicken Bites Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
2. Create a breading station. In a small bowl, mix the first measure of Chipotle Mustard with the Honey. In a small dish next to that, place the Panko Bread Crumbs, followed by the baking sheet.
3. Dredge the chicken into the honey mustard, coat in Panko, then place on the baking sheet, leaving some space in between each piece of chicken.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked (check with a thermometer) and golden brown, turning half way through cooking.
5. While the chicken is cooking, create the dipping sauce. In a bowl, mix together the second measure of Chipotle Mustard, Sour Cream and Mayonnaise. Keep in the refrigerator until serving. Recipe can be adjusted for multiple servings. Enjoy!

Until next time,

Here's what the other team brought to the table...

Homemade Honey Mustard Chipotle Chicken Bites by Love and Confections
Beer Cheese Brat Chowder by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Ducky Joes by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Ducky 13 Bean Soup by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
13 Bean Chili by Miss Laura’s Kitchen
Za’atar Spiced Cashews by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chicken & Potato Stir Fry on the Grill by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
El Diablo Spicy Wood Smoked Pork Butt by CafeTerraBlog
Grilled Lemongrass Lamb by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Grilled Clash of the Seasons Panzanella by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Boston Lager Cupcakes by Sew You Think You Can Cook

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a set of El Diablo Mustards and a ThermoPop thermometer as a #10daysoftailgate participant. All opinions are my own.


  1. Homemade chicken tenders are so much tastier and healthier. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. I like knowing what goes into my food. And they are really tasty too

  2. You got pink! I'm jealous. Thanks for sharing with #10DaysofTailgate.

  3. Tasty finger food or for a family dinner, these chicken bites will fly off the platter. Mustard and honey pair well together.

    1. I make these all the time and it is definitely a family favorite.

  4. I've done something similar to this in the past. Perfect for weeknight dinners. Thanks for reminding me!

    1. They are really easy to make and homemade is so delicious!