If you have ever eaten a grilled chicken salad from the country restaurant chain Cracker Barrel,  you know first hand how good the chicken tenders are that they serve up daily.  I recently saw a recipe floating around that claimed to be an exact match for the Cracker Barrel’s chicken tenders recipe so I had to give it a try.  To my surprise, the chicken tenders were delicious and they had that same great Cracker Barrel taste.  Since finding the recipe, I have changed a few things up to make it lighter without sacrificing the taste.  Enjoy!

Skinny Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken


  • 1 pound chicken tenders or 3 large chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup light Italian dressing
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free honey
  • 1.5 tsp fresh lime juice


  1. Mix light Italian dressing, lime juice, and sugar-free honey.
  2. Place chicken tenders in a ziploc freezer bag and pour marinade over chicken tenders to cover. Seal bag and give it a shake to cover chicken completely.
  3. Marinade chicken for 2-3 hours.
  4. Cook chicken tenders in a non-stick pan or grill pan over medium heat until chicken is golden in color and cooked through.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 190.7

Fat: 5.9g

Carbohydrates: 2.7g

Fiber: .4g

Protein: 1.6g

Sugars: 26.6g