Houston’s Chicken Tenders Recipe: Unleashing Flavor

Ingredients: For the chicken tenders: – 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strip – 1 cup buttermilk – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 teaspoon onion powder – 1/2 teaspoon paprika – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste) – Salt and black pepper to taste – 1 cup all-purpose flour – Vegetable oil for frying

For the dipping sauce: – 1/2 cup mayonnaise – 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard – 1 tablespoon honey – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – Salt and black pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Stir until well combined.

Add the chicken strips to the buttermilk mixture, making sure they are fully coated. Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours for maximum flavor.

In a shallow dish, mix together the all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Remove the marinated chicken strips from the refrigerator. Dredge each strip in the seasoned flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F (175°C). Carefully place the coated chicken strips in the hot oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Fry the chicken tenders for about 4-5 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through, turning them occasionally for even cooking.

Once the chicken tenders are cooked, remove them from the oil using tongs or a slotted spoon. Place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.

While the chicken tenders are cooling slightly, prepare the dipping sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper until smooth and well combined.

Serve the crispy chicken tenders hot with the homemade dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy the unbeatable flavor and crunch of Houston’s Chicken Tenders, perfect for a satisfying meal or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer!

These homemade chicken tenders are sure to impress with their crispy coating and juicy, tender meat. Paired with the tangy and slightly sweet dipping sauce, they make for an irresistible dish that will have everyone coming back for more.

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