• 6 slices thick-cut bacon
  • seasoned flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 3/4 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • chicken (FRIED)
  • 1 pound chicken fingers (trimmed of any excess fat)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • pepper sauce (HONEY)
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less, to taste)
  • 4 cheese sauce
  • 1/2 stick butter (4 Tbsp)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Anaheim chile (diced, can substitute with jalapeno or poblano)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • fresh parsley (for garnish)
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NutritionView more



Calories1710Calories from Fat820
Total Fat91g140%
Saturated Fat47g235%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat820
Total Carbohydrate127g42%
Dietary Fiber9g36%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Jamille 28 Jul
This is one of our favorite Sunday dinners. I don’t use the peppers (4&6 year olds) and I make more than 6 chicken tenders, probably around 10. We do leftovers for lunch in our house ☺️
Delicious, will definitely make again
One bite into this meal, my husband pronounced this his new favorite meal I've ever made (steak is still his favorite food, but he cooks that :P)! I found that I probably could have used 1/2 the amount of seasoned flour and 1/2 the buttermilk and still had plenty to drench my 6 chicken tenders. I couldn't find asiago at my local store, so I bought a blend of shredded cheese that included asiago, romano, mozarella and parmesan. I also skipped the peppers b/c I wanted my picky two year old to try this. I didn't think it was terribly time-consuming but it's not one of those 5 minute prep and 30 mins cooking type meals. You can do a lot of the stuff simultaneously (which makes it go faster, but busier) or you can do almost anything ahead of time or take shortcuts (like buy bacon bits instead of cooking your own) to make it easier. I also didn't deep fry my chicken but just cooked it in a bit of oil in a cast-iron pan and found that to be quite delicious (and maybe save a little in the calorie department!)
Awesome! Better than Applebee’s and a lot of fun to make!
Shauna 13 Oct 2017
Super delicious! But time consuming if you are making all components from scratch!
Robin 28 Nov 2016
Awesome followed the recipe an it was delicious. I'll make this often was not hard seems like a lot of work but it wasn't honestly