Simple Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders. These chicken tenders are tastefully seasoned and pan-fried to a crispy perfection. Kids love them especially when dipped in their favorite sauce. Moms love them because of how easy they are to make and because they know what it is they are serving their kids.
My husband’s grandmother used to make the best buttermilk fried chicken, I’m not just saying that it really was the best fried chicken. When I asked her for the recipe she happily listed off all the ingredients, without giving me the measurements. When I asked her for the measurements she said “just use enough to cover your chicken and make it taste good”, this is how she made everything. She did however stress how important it was to fry the chicken in a cast iron skillet and “not one of those fake skillets”.
Over the years I’ve tried to figure out the measurements so that it would taste just like Grandma Ruby’s and a few years ago I finally did. My husband was ecstatic when I finally figured it out, grandma’s chicken was something that he always looked forward to eating when he went to visit her. Now that I have it figured out, it’s the only way that I fry chicken.
2 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut in strips
1 cup buttermilk
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons season salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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Simple Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Tenders Recipe
In a cast iron skillet (not one of those fake skillets), pour in about an inch of oil. Heat the oil on medium heat. While the oil is heating, mix together 3 cups flour, season salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper.
Slowly drizzle 1/2 cup of buttermilk into the flour mixture and mix with a fork until it resembles coarse crumbles.
Coat chicken tenders in the remaining flour, then dip them in the remaining buttermilk.
Transfer the coated chicken to the seasoned flour mixture, be sure to cover the chicken completely.
Place the coated chicken in the hot oil and fry each side 3-4 minutes. When done, place on a paper towel lined plate.
- 2 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut in strips
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoons season salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- vegetable oil
- In a cast iron skillet, pour in about an inch of oil. Heat the oil on medium heat. While the oil is heating, mix together 3 cups flour, season salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper.
- Slowly drizzle ½ cup of buttermilk into the flour mixture and mix with a fork until it resembles coarse crumbles.
- Coat chicken tenders in the remaining flour, then dip them in the remaining buttermilk.
- Transfer the coated chicken to the seasoned flour mixture, be sure to cover the chicken completely.
- Place the coated chicken in the hot oil and fry each side 3-4 minutes. When done transfer to paper towel lined plate.
Serve Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders with crispy oven fries and your favorite dipping sauce. I also like to serve pickles with this meal, they go well with it and add a little color to the plate.
Grandma’s are the best cooks, do have a favorite dish that your grandma makes?
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These chicken tenders sound delicious! My Norwegian grandmother was a good cook – but the best baker! Nothing compared to her various Norwegian specialties or her fried cakes (doughnuts), although I *think* mine come pretty close. Cardamom seems to be the secret ingredient!
Cardamom, that’s really interesting! I never would have thought to add it to doughnuts.
Sandy KS says
These chicken tenders look delicious. I know what I am making for dinner tonight.
It’s a favorite in our house, especially with homemade fries.
These look wonderful! I love anything with buttermilk! I will definitely try them this week.
Thank you, they are delicious and it’s the buttermilk that makes them that way.
These look amazing! Thank you for sharing with us at #MMBH!
Yum! We haven’t had fried chicken since my daughter had to go gluten free, but I bet I could do this with GF flour! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersPArty
Miz Helen says
I am drolling, we will just love your Buttermilk Fried Chicken! Happy Valentine Day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Fried chicken is a favorite in our home and buttermilk fried chicken is an over the top favorite. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Chad McDougall says
Great recipe! Made this for me and my mom earlier and she LOVED them! I did too! Thanks!
Glad to hear that you loved them, they are a favorite in our home too!