How to Make Our Easy Chicken Tenders Recipe

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Ingredients: – 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strip – 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour – 2 eggs, beaten – 1 cup (100g) breadcrumb

– 1 tsp salt – 1/2 tsp black pepper – 1/2 tsp paprika (optional) – Cooking oil, for frying

Prepare the Breading Station: Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls or plates. Place the flour in one bowl, beaten eggs in another bowl, and breadcrumbs mixed with salt, pepper, and paprika (if using) in the third bowl.

Coat the Chicken: Dip each chicken strip into the flour, shaking off any excess. Then, dip it into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off. Finally, coat the chicken strip in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere the breadcrumbs evenly.

Heat the Oil: Heat cooking oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat until it reaches about 350°F (180°C). You can also use a deep fryer if preferred.

Fry the Chicken: Carefully place the breaded chicken strips in the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, with an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C).

Drain and Serve: Once cooked, remove the chicken tenders from the oil using tongs or a slotted spoon and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.

Serve and Enjoy: Serve the easy chicken tenders hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, or honey mustard. They also pair well with fries or a side salad for a complete meal.

Optional Oven-Baked Method: Alternatively, you can bake the breaded chicken tenders in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are crispy and cooked through.

Customize and Enjoy: Feel free to customize the seasoning of the breadcrumbs or add grated Parmesan cheese for extra flavor. These easy chicken tenders are versatile and perfect for a quick and delicious meal!

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