Super Crispy Chicken Tenders Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 24, 2022
Super Crispy Chicken Tenders Recipe

How To Make Super Crispy Chicken Tenders

Strips of chicken breast are marinated and coated with various herbs and spices then fried to crisp, golden-brown perfection. Best chicken tenders recipe!

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 4chicken breastsboneless skinless
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • 1tsphot sauce
  • 2eggsbeaten
  • 2cupsflour
  • tspsalt
  • ¾tsppepper
  • tsppaprika
  • tspgarlic powder
  • tspbaking powder
  • canola oilfor frying


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into four tenders each and soak them in a bowl with the buttermilk and hot sauce for 30 minutes.

  2. Add the eggs to one bowl and the flour and spices to a second bowl.

  3. Dip each piece of chicken from the buttermilk bowl to the flour mixture.

  4. Dip it into the eggs then back into the flour mixture.

  5. Shake excess flour gently off and put the chicken onto a baking sheet.

  6. Repeat with all the pieces.

  7. Heat the oil (three inches deep) in a dutch oven on medium high heat to 350 degrees F.

  8. Fry the chicken in small batches for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Calories: 2492.77kcal
  • Fat: 94.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.83g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 41.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 21.43g
  • Carbohydrates: 205.18g
  • Fiber: 7.45g
  • Sugar: 12.84g
  • Protein: 190.21g
  • Cholesterol: 775.16mg
  • Sodium: 3029.65mg
  • Calcium: 500.87mg
  • Potassium: 2334.59mg
  • Iron: 10.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 346.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.97mg
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