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Tennessee Hot Fried Chicken Tenders

Tennessee Hot Fried Chicken Tenders
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

Chicken tenders are pan-fried until crunchy and golden and brushed with a cayenne-spiced butter for a dish that will bring the heat out of your kitchen and onto your dinner table. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
package (14 oz) uncooked chicken tenders (not breaded)
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup buttermilk
1
teaspoon Frank's™ RedHot™ Original cayenne pepper sauce
2
cups vegetable oil
3
tablespoons butter
1
teaspoon paprika
1/2
to 1 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder

Steps

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  • 1
    Season chicken tenders with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.
  • 2
    In shallow bowl, mix flour, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper with whisk. In another shallow bowl, beat buttermilk and hot sauce together with whisk. Dredge chicken tenders in seasoned flour, then in buttermilk mixture, and back in flour.
  • 3
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot (350°F). Fry tenders in hot oil, all at once, about 5 minutes, turning once, until deep golden brown and no longer pink in center (at least 165°F). Place on rack lined with paper towels to drain, with paper towels underneath rack.
  • 4
    In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Beat in paprika, red pepper and garlic powder with whisk. Brush fried chicken tenders with spicy butter. Serve with slices of white bread and sweet pickles, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • How hot is Tennessee hot? It’s up to you. We suggest a range of cayenne pepper from 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. At the lower end of the range, you will feel it, but it won’t be overwhelming. At the upper end of the range, you will definitely get a more intense heat.
  • To cool the heat a bit, you could serve your favorite ranch dressing alongside these tenders as a dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
590mg
25%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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