Honey Mustard Chicken Salad is crispy baked cornflake chicken served on a bed of greens and topped with a simple honey mustard dressing

I love salad recipes that also function as a main dish, and this honey mustard chicken salad recipe is one of my favorites!  If you are in the mood for other main dish salad recipes, check out my Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad, Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad, or Apple Pecan Salad!

A green salad with cornflake crusted chicken, avocado and honey mustard dressing.

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

I LOVE honey mustard sauce on basically anything, and this chicken salad is delicious!  You use the sauce in the coating of the chicken, and as a dressing, so it’s definitely my kind of meal 🙂 . This is the perfect meal for a light weeknight dinner. It takes under 30 minutes to make and it tastes soo good! 

How to make honey mustard chicken salad:

1. Make the honey mustard dressing:

  • Combine mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and lemon juice.
  • Reserve ⅓ of the dressing to make the cornflake chicken.
Ingredients for honey mustard including mayonnaise, mustard, honey, lemon, and a bowl with the sauce ingredients stirred together

2. Make the cornflake chicken:

  • Combine remaining honey mustard dressing, salt, pepper, and diced scallions.
  • Dip chicken tenders in honey mustard sauce and then cornflake crumbs; place in prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until chicken is golden and cooked through.
Chicken tenders dipped in honey mustard sauce, the cornflake crumbs and baked in a white baking dish.
  • Add to salad: Place chicken on top of your favorite green salad. Drizzle remaining honey mustard dressing over the salad and serve.
Honey mustard chicken salad with baked crispy chicken.

Make Ahead Instructions:

The honey mustard dressing keeps for one week, stored in the refrigerator. The chicken can be prepared up until the baking step, 1 day in advance.

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Recipe

A green salad with cornflake crusted chicken, avocado and honey mustard dressing.
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 30 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • dash salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1 scallion , finely diced
  • 4 chicken tenders
  • 2 cups corn flakes cereal , crushed into crumbs
  • Large green salad to serve 4

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and lemon juice. 
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a shallow pan with cooking spray.
  • Reserve ⅓ of sauce for dressing on the salad. You will use the remaining 2/3 in the next step step.
  • In a small bowl, combine honey mustard dressing, salt, pepper, and diced scallions.
  • Place cornflake crumbs in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken into honey mustard sauce and then cornflake crumbs; place in prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until chicken is golden and cooked through.
  • Place chicken on top of your favorite green salad. Drizzle remaining dressing mixture (the ⅓ that was set aside) over chicken and serve.
    A green salad with cornflake crusted chicken, avocado and honey mustard dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 12gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 748mgPotassium: 257mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 335IUVitamin C: 7.3mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 4.6mg

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*I originally shared this post on December 2013. Updated

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you! I’ve been looking for some new recipe inspiration and I love your site! I cut chicken breasts lengthwise in half as I had no tenders. It was a hit with the while family. 🙂 Ottawa, On, Canada.

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious!! We absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, a new family favorite!