If you’re feeling up to frying some chicken at home, give these honey buffalo chicken tenders a try! The effort (though not difficult) really is worth it.
Tip: Dunk these tenders into some ranch dressing for maximum flavor!
Honey Buffalo Chicken Tenders
- 2 lb chicken breasts, cut into strips (or you could purchase tenderloins)
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp seasoned salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- vegetable oil, enough to fill 1"-1.5" inches in a cast iron skillet
- 1 cup hot sauce, such as Frank's or Louisiana
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- Place the chicken into a gallon-sized bag, along with the milk and vinegar, and allow to marinate in the fridge overnight.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
- Place the chicken and milk mixture into a mixing bowl. To dredge the chicken tenders, remove a tender, toss in the flour, add it back to the milk mixture, and then toss in the flour one more time.
- Lay the breaded chicken tenders on a plate or a wire rack and allow to rest for at least 20 minutes (allowing the chicken to rest will help to keep the breading on while frying).
- While the chicken is resting, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, until about 325-350 degrees.
- Test the oil by dropping a little piece of flour in; if the oil sizzles around, it's ready.
- Working in batches, carefully place the chicken tenders in the oil and fry on the first side until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Flip and fry the other side until golden (the internal temperature should be 165 degrees).
- Make the buffalo sauce: in a small saucepan, mix together the hot sauce, butter, and honey until heated through.
- Add the buffalo sauce to a mixing bowl. Once the chicken has cooked, been removed from the skillet, and cooled slightly, toss the tenders in the buffalo sauce until well coated.
- Serve hot with ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Created by SouthernSavers.com
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