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Breaded Chicken Tenders Recipe

When I am looking for something quick and easy to cook in the deep fryer breaded chicken tenders are always one of my best options. The chicken tenders are first marinated in buttermilk and garlic and then rolled in a breadcrumb and flour mixture. You can add additional seasonings as well such a black pepper, paprika, onion power, ect. I also made my own honey mustard sauce to dip these chicken tenders in. The result was delicious. Enjoy.

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Breaded Chicken Tenders Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (sliced into strips)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • oil (for deep frying)
    Honey Mustard Sauce-
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice


  1.  To make the honey mustard sauce- in a bowl whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and lemon juice. Store covered in the refrigerator until needed.
  2. In a large bowl (or resealable plastic bag) add the chicken strips. In a small bowl combine egg, buttermilk, and garlic powder. Pour the mixture over the chicken strips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  3. In a large plastic bag mix together flour, breadcrumbs, salt, and baking powder. Drain the chicken of the buttermilk mixture and discard the buttermilk mixture. Place chicken in the bag with breadcrumbs, seal and shake tossing to coat.
  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. Deep fry chicken tenders in batches until golden brown and the juices run clear (the internal temperature of the chicken needs to have reached 165

(Makes 6 Servings)

Recipe rating

Charlyene Cisneros

Sunday 7th of September 2014

The recipe is just like the one I make for chicken stripes. Never thought of making sandwiches, my granddaughters will be in heaven. Thank u for posting.


Saturday 30th of June 2012

Donna- Yes, you could use a frying pan to fry the chicken tenders.


Saturday 30th of June 2012

I don't have a deep fryer. If I use a frying pan would that work?


Tuesday 3rd of January 2012

Hey! These Are My Favorite! I use a Bqq not mustard. It Taste Great With Bqq On Them!

Thank You So Much!


Wednesday 21st of September 2011

Vicki - well, you could take regular breadcrumbs and add a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder as well as other seasons. Italian breadcrumbs will work as well.