Hot Chicken Tenders

Hot chicken tenders – delicious, crunchy… everyone loves them. This recipe allows you to make tenders as spicy as you like. A real crowd pleaser with your favourite dipping sauces. Make them if you are having friends over or for that classic Sunday afternoon family meal. With these hot chicken tenders, you can’t go wrong. Enjoy 🙂

Hot Chicken Tenders

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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, sliced thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce, vinegar-based
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together eggs, buttermilk and hot sauce in a separate bowl. Working in batches, dredge chicken tenders in the flour mixture then dip in buttermilk mixture. Dredge again in flour mixture, shaking off excess flour and place on a baking sheet while you dredge the rest of the tenders.
  2. Meanwhile, pour vegetable oil into a large, deep skillet. Heat over medium heat until the oil reaches about 350 degrees until the oil is shimmer. Working in batches again, add 3 chicken tenders to the hot oil using tongs. Do not crowd the pan, or the oil will cool! Cook until golden brown on one side, about 4 minutes, then flip and cook until the second side is golden and the chicken is cooked through, 4 more minutes. Place the fried chicken tenders on a cooling rack lined with paper towels.
  3. Whisk together the spices and brown sugar in a medium bowl. While it’s still hot, toss the fried chicken in the spice mix until it’s evenly coated. This is where you can make it as spicy as you want!

 

 

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Hi I'm James. I love to research recipes and experiment changing them up to create something unique and delicious. Bonus points if it's healthy and I can actually get my four kids to eat it. Game on.

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