Spicy Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe

Fried Chicken Tenders
Spicy Fried Chicken Tenders. Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
  • 28 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings
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A buttermilk marinade makes these chicken tenders juicy, tender, and full of flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (low fat)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons Creole seasoning (divided)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken tenders
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Shortening, canola oil, or peanut oil for deep frying

How to Make It

  1. In a large food storage bag, combine buttermilk, 1 teaspoons salt, and 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning. Add chicken; seal and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  2. Combine flour and remaining 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning in a food storage bag. Add the chicken and toss to coat thoroughly.
  3. Heat about 1/4 to 1/2-inch  oil in a deep heavy skillet to about 350°.
  4. Fry several chicken pieces at a time. Fry, turning several times with tongs, until deep golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes for each batch. Serve with Come Back Sauce, Jezebel Sauce, or Sweet and Sour Sauce.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 331
    Total Fat 17 g
    Saturated Fat 5 g
    Unsaturated Fat 7 g
    Cholesterol 86 mg
    Sodium 374 mg
    Carbohydrates 15 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 28 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)