Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

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  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • vegetable oil (for cooking)

NutritionView more

Sodium83% DV2000mg
Fat22% DV14g
Protein108% DV55g
Carbs14% DV41g
Fiber8% DV2g
Calories520Calories from Fat130
Total Fat14g22%
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Trans Fat0g
Calories from Fat130
Total Carbohydrate41g14%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
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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David Mitchell 14 days ago
This is a go to recipe in my house. I've found that I prefer having a bit more breading than the recipe calls for because the breading for the last one or two tenders seemed to be a bit skimpy. I make about 1/4 more. It also makes great Nashville hot tenders if you add Tabasco to the marinade. Nice if you like spicy.
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Rosemary C. 14 days ago
It was awesome. Definitely don’t skip marinating the chicken for at least a few hours
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Alyssa Hernandez 4 Nov 2018
Followed the recipe, it was great. Let marinate for 24 hours before cooking. Turned out great
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Donna Poulton 2 Nov 2018
My family absolutely loved it !!!!!
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Anah Hardy 21 Oct 2018
Pretty good! Will be making again
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Michele R. 25 Sep 2018
So darn Yummy. Will be making again.
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Joanna H. 13 Aug 2018
Soo easy and OMG so good!
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Cynthia Sharp 8 Aug 2018
Awesome! Perfect with homemade french fries and honey mustard dipping sauce!
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Ron 13 Jul 2018
Really good. Chicken stayed nice and juicy. A little salty for my family but everyone still cleaned their plate.
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Mirella C. 26 Jun 2018
Very good my 12 year old loved them! I added a 3/4 tsp of cayenne for spice and it was perfect
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Jude Dube 24 Jun 2018
i put in a few of my own but tasted greate
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LaSonia Jones 12 Jun 2018
It turn out nice and juicey real tender like def make again 😁😁😁❤❤❤
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Jennifer 3 Apr 2018
Some of the best homemade chicken tenders I have made!
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Debra Chew 26 Feb 2018
They were delicious and came out perfectly!
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Zebendon 23 Jan 2018
My whole family loved this recipe! Definitely making it again.
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Emmy Raugh 15 Jan 2018
amazing, some of the best chicken tenders i’ve ever eaten
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Roger S. 10 Jan 2018
Mild flavor otherwise great mouth feel then again, what did i expect from this type of item?
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sara 4 Jan 2018
great no need for the 4 hour marinate. i did it for just an hour and super tasty!!
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roland williams 4 Nov 2017
Great recipe. I would definitely do this one again. I held the finished tenders in a 350 degree oven . Family loved it.
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Hi 2 Nov 2017
This recipe was a great recipe although it had some twists and turns it turned out ok
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Cara Scoca 1 Nov 2017
These were the best chicken tenders EVER!!!! They were moist with a nice crunchy golden brown exterior. These will be made many more times.
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Tasha Spratt 10 Sep 2017
Absolutely amazing I will be making this again
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Tiara P. 5 Sep 2017
It turned out so good that I make this recipe at least once a month. We rarely eat fried foods in my household but this is a staple. My 6 year old loves them as a part of her school lunch. I make mini sliders with them.
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Holly Wofford Kint 14 Aug 2017
This recipe turned out AMAZING!! It was so delicious! I doubled the marinade & marinaded the chicken tenders overnight. The chicken was crispy & crunchy & had an awesome flavor! Definitely a hit at my house!!
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Wood 4 Aug 2017
My daughter loved it! She doesn't like anything I cook lol! Great recipe!
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Sangrin Thompson 30 Jul 2017
These are as advertised, but actually even better than I expected! I really don't like to fry foods, but this recipe seemed too good to pass up - it did not disappoint!!! I will not buy the store-bought frozen chicken tenders again.
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lauren w. 11 Jun 2017
This chicken was perfect! Very juicy. Next time will make 4lbs so I have leftovers to freeze. Yumm!!!
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Amanda H. 1 Jun 2017
My absolute favorite chicken tenders! Be careful of your frying time though - tenders cooked last will cook faster than those you cooked first.
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Rayvanna Garcia 24 May 2017
Amazing 😍😍😍😍 my son is very picky earlier and he loved it so did I Tasted great
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Megan C. 15 Sep 2016
Very good and tasty!! I add more salt to suit my families tastes and a little more cayenne pepper. It tasted like restaurant quality tenders. So soft and juicy. My daughter has already asked that I make this again