Well, butter my biscuit, we’re about to dive into the scrumptious world of frying up chicken tenders! This, my friends, is where delicious meets quick and easy.
First things first, you gotta pick your poultry. Trust me; the difference between a good chicken tender and a great one stems from the quality of the bird. Find the plumpest, freshest tenders you can – they’re the star of the show after all.
Now, before we heat things up, we need to spice it right. No, this ain’t just your run-of-the-mill sprinkle it with salt, and away you go kind of situation. You gotta mix up your spices, a pinch of this, a dash of that, and voila! You’ve got yourself a top-tier spice blend, packed with flavors that’ll make your taste buds dance cha-cha-cha!
So, seasoned tenders at the ready, it’s time to introduce them to the pan. Lower your tenders gently, like putting a baby to bed, you don’t want that hot oil splashing back at ya. Just let them sizzle away, not too rushed, not too lazy, until they turn that unbeatable golden brown.
And there you have it! Frying up chicken tenders like a pro, without breaking a sweat. Now grab your favorite sauce and dig in. These crispy champs are best served hot and don’t forget to share. After all, good food is meant to be shared, right?
Next time you’re in a time crunch and hankering for something hearty, just remember: beautiful, crispy chicken tenders don’t have to take an age. They’re the fast-track to a finger-licking good meal. After all, they’re not called ‘quick eats’ for nothing! Who said fast food can’t be homemade too?
Let’s Make It!
- Gather your ingredients: chicken tenders, buttermilk, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. You’ll also need a large pan and oil for frying.
- Start by placing your chicken tenders in a bowl. Pour buttermilk over the tenders until they are fully covered. Let the tenders soak for about 30 minutes to an hour.
- While the chicken is soaking, create your spice blend. Mix two parts flour with one part each of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- When the chicken has finished soaking, remove each tender and coat it in the spice blend. Lightly shake off any excess flour.
- Heat your pan over medium-high heat and add the oil. Let the oil become hot but not smoking.
- Carefully place your coated chicken tenders into the pan. Avoid overcrowding the pan, leaving space between each tender.
- Cook the tenders for about 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until they are crispy and golden brown.
- Remove the tenders from the pan and let them drain on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
- Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your crispy, delicious homemade fried chicken tenders!
That Was Quick!