Crispy Barbecue Chicken Tenders Recipe
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Crispy Barbecue Chicken Tenders Recipe

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These crunch-coated chicken tenders are a little sweet, a little tangy and a whole lot of fun. In half an hour, your family's new favorite dish is ready to eat. When I have extra time, I roast garlic and add it to the sauce. —Andreann Geise, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed barbecue potato chips
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a small bowl, mix sour cream, chives, garlic and salt. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and seasonings. Place eggs and potato chips in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in eggs, then in potato chips, patting to help coating adhere.
  2. In a deep skillet, heat 1/4 in. oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few strips at a time, 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Crispy Barbecue Chicken Tenders in Simple & Delicious August/September 2014

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 239200
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"I deep-fried these and they came out great! The sauce was very tasty also!"

swirl1008 User ID: 2104722 230353
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"I'm making this tonight. What kind of sauce do you use?"

DianeC23 User ID: 141506 227439
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2015

"Very tasty! I baked them instead of frying, but will definitely be making them again!"

dcscake_OH User ID: 228890 196512
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"Great, I also baked them. My family loved them."

cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 114544
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"These were great. I baked them, instead of frying, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes."

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