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Overhead shot of a white plate with fired butermilk chicken tenders and 3 lemon wedges on some spinach leaves
Fried Buttermilk Chicken Tenders
Prep Time
4 hrs
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins

Fried Buttermilk Chicken Tenders, crispy on the outside and tender an juicy on the inside, this is the ultimate chicken recipe.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried chicken recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 586 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 400 ml buttermilk
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • oil for frying
  • lemon juice (optional)
  1. Cut the chicken breasts into strips, then use a meat tenderizer to bash the chicken well.

  2. In a large bowl or plate, mix together the buttermilk, baking powder and spices, coat the chicken strips with the marinate, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, ideally ovenight.

  3. Coat the buttermilk chicken tenders with flour.

  4. Heat up oil in a frying pan, add the chicken tenders and fry on both sides until golden brown.

  5. Remove from the pan and place the chicken tenders on a plate lined with kitchen paper to remove the excess oil.

  6. Serve hot or cold with lemon juice drizzled over, or with your favourite sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Buttermilk Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 586 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 636mg27%
Potassium 1007mg29%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 353mg35%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.