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KFC Crispy Chicken Tenders

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.
4.12 from 9 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 136 kcal


3 Large Bowls
Deep Fryer
Paper Towels


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


  • In a bowl, mix buttermilk and hot sauce. Then, marinate the chicken strips in it for half an hour.
    KFC Chicken Tenders Step 1
  • Take another bowl and add half a cup of water to dip the chicken tenders. In a third bowl, add flour, baking powder, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt and mix them.
    KFC Chicken Tenders Step 2
  • When your chicken is marinated, dredge them in the seasoned flour. After that, dip them in the water and dredge them in the seasoned flour once again.
    KFC Chicken Tenders Step 3
  • Then, heat canola oil in a deep-fryer to a temperature of 350℉. Place the chicken tenders in the fryer basket and gently lower them in the oil.
    KFC Chicken Tenders Step 4
  • Your KFC chicken tenders are ready.
    KFC Chicken Tenders Are Ready



Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 255mg
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