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Hot Honey Spicy Chicken Sandwich with Apple Slaw and Microgreens

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Who said you can’t be hot and sweet? This Hot Honey Spicy Chicken Sandwich recipe offers a blend of heat and sweetness that’ll make your taste buds fall in love.

Author and food photographer, Lauren Sephton, started A Bright Moment: Healthy Food Blog to build a community that inspired others both inside and outside of the kitchen. She believes that the simplest of recipes can build a lifetime of memories or make “a bright moment” in another’s life. Pulling from both her past memories, like running around as a child with the native tribes of Panama, and new memories, such as down-home cooking through Italy, she is always on the hunt for that secret ingredient to take a classic dish to the next level. From irresistible desserts to easy weeknight dinners, you’ll find a variety of recipes made healthier, and full of cultural flavors to give you a taste of the world!

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Serves 4-5 | Total Time: Less Than 30 Mins


  • 1 (16-oz) package APPLEGATE NATURALS® Spicy Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders
  • 4-5 brioche burger buns
  • ⅓ cup honey, or hot honey
  • Dill pickle chips and microgreens, for serving


  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced
  • ½ red cabbage, shredded (about 1½ cups)
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ Tbsp honey
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the frozen chicken breast tenders to the prepared pan and bake until hot and crispy, 16-18 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the Apple Slaw: toss together the sliced apple and cabbage, parsley, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and honey in a large bowl until well combined. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Once the chicken is cooked, brush each tender with a generous coating of honey.
  5. To assemble the chicken sandwiches, fill the buns with a generous layer of the apple slaw, microgreens, 2-3 chicken breast tenders and a few pickle chips. Add the top buns and enjoy immediately.