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Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe
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Fried Chicken Tenders
See how to make tender breaded chicken fingers with dipping sauce. See more
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Fried Chicken Tenders

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"These are tasty, tender chicken pieces with our own spicy horseradish dipping sauce. We serve it with our favorite potato salad and corn on the cob. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Place breadcrumbs in a separate shallow bowl, and mix with ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. Place eggs and water in a small bowl.
  2. One piece at a time, coat the chicken in the flour, the eggs and the bread crumbs, and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. In small batches, fry chicken 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove chicken, and drain on paper towels.
  5. In a separate small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, horseradish, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Mix well, and serve with the chicken for dipping.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 19, 2006

I have made this several times and it is very good. I use a deep fryer and it doesn't come out greasy. The dipping sauce is very tasty and I usually spice it up with more Worcestershire sauce before serving.Just follow the directions and you'll do fine.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 12, 2010

Not very flavorful, if I would make again would use more spices.

Jul 04, 2006

These came out great! I also pan-fried with no trouble!

Jun 23, 2003

These were great fingers. Really good! They were crispy outside and juicy inside. I don't have a deep fryer, so did them on top of the stove in hot oil. No problem! And the dipping sauce was a wonderful complement.

Jan 14, 2008

I have made these 3 times now. They are a little time consuming but worth it. If previous posts didn't care for these, they either didn't follow the recipe exactly OR didn't make the accompanying sauce! Alone, I'll admit these are just so-so but the sauce is yummy - and in addition, the leftover sauce is good spread on sandwiches. I did add a bit of garlic powder to the breading (as some had mentioned) and about 1 T. Italian dressing to the egg mixture. Also, I don't have a deep fryer so had to fry in a skillet but didn't seem to make a difference. These are good leftovers as well and my boyfriend likes to add them to his salads. Yummy 5 stars from me but don't forget the sauce!

Nov 27, 2005

I love this recipe! I had some tenderloins and had no idea how to prepare them. No more forzen nuggets for us!

Jan 28, 2005

receipe is very good, a little bland, added 1 tsp garlic pepper, and 1 tsp poultry seasoning. Would use again.

Jan 30, 2013

I have always loved fried chicken tenders and this is the perfect recipe!!! - some quick help tips are, you dont have to use tenders, you can use chicken breasts, boneless or debone at home (deboning your own saves $$ and thats all tenders are, the "filet" cut of the breast thats been deboned and they charge an arm and a leg for) then cut into strips. put flour in a zip lock shake a few pieces at a time, lay them out and when done then dip in egg and -- italian bread crumbs are great, but if you're out: try crushed corn flakes, ritz crakers, saltines and my favorite, croutons and put those in a zip lock as well shaking just a piece or two at a time to cover. lastly, for those of us who dont trust deep fryers, you can use a skillet - but to make a bit less greasy and this will work for your deep fryers too- put tray of breaded tenders in the refrigerator for 1/2 an hour or so, get them a bit cold. I also use a mesh splatter cover on my skillet - by the way.... this way makes great regular ol' Fried chicken too!


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  • Calories
  • 821 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 55.2 g
  • 85%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 45.2 g
  • 90%
  • Sodium
  • 783 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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