Marinated Chicken Tenders

Marinated Chicken Tenders

Marinades are a great (and easy) way to wake up foods like chicken, pork, beef, and even seafood. Apple cider vinegar is whisked together with orange, lemon, and lime, spices of dry mustard and fresh herbs of parsley and cilantro. Marinate for up to one day or a few hours. Perfect for weekends or quick mid-week meals.

Citrus Marinated Chicken Tenders

Serving size: 2 skewers
Calories: 398
Fat: 19.8g
Saturated fat: 4.3g
Cholesterol: 135mg
Sodium: 170mg
Potassium: 393mg
Carbohydrates: 0.5g
Protein: 44g

*Note: Calorie and fat content may actually be lower because not all of the marinade will be retained.

Marinated Chicken Tenders

Recipe type: Yield: 6 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Chicken tenders are marinated in a blend of apple cider vinegar, mandarin orange, lemon, lime and fresh herbs


  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 mandarin orange, peeled and separated
  • fine zest of 1 lemon
  • fine zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch white pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders


  1. Whisk together all ingredients EXCEPT chicken in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add chicken and toss well to coat thoroughly.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready to cook, heat medium to large saute pan over medium heat.
  5. Add marinated chicken and cook until done, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and serve.

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