How To Make Tasty KFC Crispy Chicken Tenders At Home

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Crispy chicken tenders from KFC are juicy pieces of chicken wrapped in a spicy and crispy breading. They’re incredibly simple to manufacture, and I’ll show you how to do it at home.

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Boneless and skinless chicken breasts are required to manufacture KFC crispy chicken tenders. Thinly slice the breast into long, thin slices. After that, marinate them in a mixture of buttermilk and spicy sauce. They’re tasty, somewhat spicy, and juicy as a result of this. This also aids in the adhesion of the first coat of breading. For at least half an hour, marinate the chicken. I recommend marinating it for 2 hours if you want the best flavour.

Dip the chicken in seasoned flour, beaten egg, and seasoned flour after it has marinated. After it’s been breaded well, all that’s left to do is cook it until it’s a beautiful golden brown. It’s that easy to produce KFC-style crispy chicken tenders at home. Let me tell you more about this recipe. Here’s how to make your own KFC crispy chicken tenders.

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To make KFC Crispy Chicken Tenders, you’ll need the following tools

  • Large Bowls — This dish will require three large bowls. The buttermilk marinade goes in one, the milk and egg combination goes in another, and the seasoned flour goes in the third.
  • Deep Fryer — In a deep-fryer, crisp up your tenders.
  • Paper Towels — To drain extra oil from the fried chicken tenders, use paper towels.
  • Whisk and Knife — To combine the various components, use a whisk. Cut the chicken strips with the knife.
Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
40 Minutes20 Minutes1 Hour

To make KFC Crispy Chicken Tenders, you’ll need the following ingredients

  • Chicken Breasts — Cut four skinless, boneless chicken breasts into four long chicken strips each.
  • Flour and Baking Powder — Combine the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl. This will aid in the crisping of the breading.
  • Eggs – whisk together some eggs and dip the tenders in them to ensure that the breading adheres to them.
  • Buttermilk and hot sauce – Combine buttermilk and hot sauce to make a marinade for the chicken.
  • The spices that go into the seasoned flour are garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt.
  • Canola Oil — When frying chicken tenders, use canola oil.

How to Make Crispy Chicken Tenders at KFC

1. The Three Big Bowls

In a bowl, combine buttermilk and spicy sauce to form the marinade. Then, for half an hour, marinate the chicken strips in it. In a separate bowl, whisk together an egg. Mix flour, baking powder, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt together in a third bowl. You’re all set to create the chicken tenders at this point.

2. Into The Seasoned Flour

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Dredge your chicken in the seasoned flour after it has marinated. After that, dredge them in the seasoned flour and then in the egg again. This will ensure that the most amount of breading adheres to the chicken tenders, resulting in optimum crispiness.

3. Fry, Fryer, Fryest…

Then, in a deep-fryer, heat canola oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken tenders in the fryer basket and gently lower them into the oil (‘gentle’ being the crucial word here).

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Fry the chicken tenders for 5 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. After that, remove them from the pan and pour the excess oil onto paper towels. Your wonderful crispy chicken tenders from KFC are ready to eat! Serve with a variety of dips and sauces.

Nutritional Information

Calories136 kcal
Fat2 g
Cholesterol57 mg
Sodium458 mg
Potassium255 mg
Carbohydrates12 g
Protein14 g

KFC Crispy Chicken Tenders Recipe

The KFC crispy chicken tenders are juicy chicken tenders covered with a crispy and spicy breading. The chicken strips are marinated in buttermilk and a hot sauce mixture. They are then covered with seasoned flour and deep-fried.

PREP TIME-40 mins, COOK TIME-20 mins, TOTAL TIME-1 hr, CALORIES-136 kcal

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EQUIPMENT

  • 3 Large Bowls
  • Deep Fryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Whisk and Knife

INGREDIENTS  

  • 4 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts (each cut into 4 long strips)
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon Paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Canola Oil (for frying)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine buttermilk and spicy sauce in a mixing bowl. Then, for half an hour, marinate the chicken strips in it.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together an egg. Mix flour, baking powder, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt together in a third bowl.
  • Dredge your chicken in the seasoned flour after it has marinated. After that, dredge them in the seasoned flour and then in the egg again.
  • Then, in a deep-fryer, heat canola oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In the fryer basket, place the chicken tenders and carefully lower them into the oil.

This was the entire KFC crispy chicken tenders recipe. Make these chicken tenders at home and let me know how they turned out in the comments. Next time, I’ll bring you a new recipe.

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