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Boneless Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders (with Nashville Hot Chicken Sauce Recipe)

Spicy and delicious Boneless Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders! Let me show you how to make fried chicken tenders with an amazing Nashville Hot Chicken Sauce recipe. You HAVE to try them!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Nashville Hot Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups oil

Marinade

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs

Batter

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

Nashville Hot Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon - 2 T. cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic

Instructions

  1. Cut each chicken breast into 3-4 strips.

  2. Whisk the eggs into the rest of the marinade ingredients and put the chicken in the marinade for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Combine batter ingredients in a flat dish.

  4. Heat the oil in a deep pot to 350 degrees or until a tiny drop of water sputters.

  5. Carefully take 2-3 pieces of chicken out of the marinade and coat completely in the batter ingredients.

  6. Place carefully in the oil and fry 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.

  7. Drain and cool on a wire rack with paper towels underneath.

  8. Heat the butter in a small saucepan along with the other sauce ingredients, until melted.

  9. Brush the chicken tenders with the hot sauce and enjoy!