Copycat Cracker Barrel’s Fried Chicken Tenderloin Recipe

Copycat Cracker Barrel’s Fried Chicken Tenderloin Recipe

Fulfill your Cracker Barrel cravings with this fried chicken tenderloins recipe. Not only is it flavorful but it is also super easy to make!

How To Make Copycat Cracker Barrel's Fried Chicken Tenderloin

This fried chicken tenderloin recipe makes a batch of crispy chicken tenders seasoned with 8 types of spices.

Prep: 10 mins
Marinate Time:: 2 hrs
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 2 hrs 30 mins


  • lb chicken tenders, boneless
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cups buttermilk
  • creole seasoning, divided
  • 5 cups vegetable oil, (up to 8 cups)

For Creole Seasoning:

  • tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • tsp dried oregano
  • tsp dried thyme

For Serving:

  • oz coleslaw
  • oz green beans, sauteed
  • oz potatoes, fried


  1. If making your own creole seasoning, stir to combine all ingredients evenly.

  2. In either a large ziplock bag or a mixing bowl, combine buttermilk and 2 teaspoons creole seasoning.

  3. Add chicken and set aside in a chilled area for 2 hours to marinate.

  4. Prepare your breading mixture by combining flour and the remaining creole seasoning.

  5. Preheat also your oil ready for frying, and a plate lined with paper towels.

  6. Dredge the marinated chicken in your flour mixture, then deep fry several chicken strips at a time, turning frequently with tongs until golden brown.

  7. Serve with your favorite side dishes.


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 162mg
  • Calories: 513kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Cholesterol: 119mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 1003mg
  • Protein: 47g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 2043mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1238IU
  • Vitamin C: 15mg
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