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Tangy Honey Mustard Sauce

Recipe Info

Difficulty: Easy
Mess Level: Low
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: None


  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • ¼ Cup Spicy Mustard (or your favorite kind)
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. I like to make this in a 2 cup liquid measurer. Add honey to the ½ cup line, warming for a few seconds if it is stiff, then add mustard to the ¾ cup line. Add mayonnaise to the 1 ¾ cup line. Juice the lemon into the cup and add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Mix well and taste. Adjust as needed.

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Ramblings of a Line Cook

I have a confession to make. I am addicted to honey mustard sauce. This all started when I was in the unfortunate, pre-teen stage; Insecure, my forehead constantly greasy and trying to figure out at what age you actually switched from a teen to a grown up… I still haven’t figured that one out but I have a lot more bills now so it must have happened somewhere along the way.

Most of you know that I have 10 siblings, 9 of them younger than me. This being the case it was not unheard of that the older, wiser, more mature siblings were assigned duties like making lunch for the clan. I remember the golden years of Sam’s club frozen, breaded chicken tenders like they were yesterday. Just preheat the oven to 425 and bake for 10 minutes each side.

I thought those chicken tenders were just the best thing and one day Sadie, the leader of the pack and superintendent of most situations, did something miraculous. She made honey mustard with a lemon. This honey mustard recipe and a lot of other good things that happened to me during that time I credit to her. Today, after years in the culinary industry I still fall back on this recipe. Make it and eat it with chicken, salad pretzels, or in a wrap! And PSA, know that an actual chicken tender has never made it to a Sam’s club box. Those are just butterflied breasts. But do we really care? If I can dip it in honey mustard I’m not sure that I do.

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