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5 from 3 votes

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chicken tender recipe, buttermilk fried chicken tenders, easy fried chicken tender recipe
Author: EatFoodlicious


  • 3 chicken breasts sliced
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • 5-6 cups canola, vegetable or peanut oil



  • Place the sliced chicken breast in zip-lock bag or container. Pour buttermilk in the container and cover. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


  • In a large shallow bowl; place flour and all the seasoning together then whisk. Place the flour mix, lightly beaten eggs and marinated chicken in close proximity to each other. Get one tender out of the container (at a time) and coat it with the flour mix. Dip the tender in the lightly beaten eggs and then return to the flour mix for second coating. Set the tender aside. (Repeat steps until all tenders are well battered)


  • Pour the oil in a deep fryer pan and preheat the oil to 375°F / 190°C. Heat the oil at this temperature for at least 5 minutes before frying the chicken. Fry the tenders in separate batches, making sure to not overcrowd (no stacking or touching) cook for 6-8 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove the tenders and place on a rack or paper towel(s) to drain excess oil.

Serve with you favorite sauce! Enjoy!