Preheat oven to 450°F / 232°C.
While oven is heating in a large mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, paprika, dried thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper. Add chicken tenders and stir gently to coat.
Add panko breadcrumbs to the bowl and stir gently until panko completely coats chicken. (Some breadcrumbs will remain at the bottom of the bowl.) Set aside.
Drizzle oil over a large rimmed sheet pan and tip the pan until there is a thin layer of oil covering the entire surface.
Transfer chicken tenders to pan. (As you remove each piece of chicken from the pan, firmly press extra breadcrumbs into it on both sides. This is the key to a crunchy crust. Press as many breadcrumbs into each piece of chicken as you can.) Once all of the chicken is on the pan, press any extra breadcrumbs firmly into the tops of the chicken.
Drizzle the tops of the chicken lightly with some more cooking oil.
Bake chicken for 10 minutes and then carefully remove pan and flip chicken over.
Return to oven and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes more.
Top chicken with flaky sea salt and / or more black pepper. Drizzle with hot honey. Enjoy!