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baked "kfc" chicken

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sonnie Otto
Dickinson, ND

I am pretty sure that I have discovered the KFC secret recipe! It is DEAD ON! It is also baked... not fried and there isn't any skin. So you get to enjoy the taste of the seasoning, instead of pulling it off because of the slimy skin. This is super easy and you are TOTALLY going to love it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Your kids will request these chicken tenders again and again. Baking the chicken tenderloins in butter makes the coating crisp and crunchy. They have a fried flavor without being fried. Packed with flavor, the chicken's tender and juicy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked "kfc" chicken

  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    Season-All season salt
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lb
    chicken tenderloins

How To Make baked "kfc" chicken

  • Chicken tenderloins soaking in buttermilk.
    Place thawed chicken breast tenderloin strips in a bowl of buttermilk. Let soak for 20-30 min.
  • Melting butter in a baking dish in the oven.
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 1/2 stick of butter into a few pieces and place in a 9x13 pan. Melt butter in the preheated oven.
  • Butter completely coating the bottom of the baking dish.
    Spread melted butter around the bottom of the pan. Lightly spray the pan, if needed, to make sure that there are no dry spots.
  • Seasonings added to a bowl.
    You can either add the seasonings to a resealable plastic bag or combine them in a bowl.
  • Coating chicken tenderloins in the seasonings.
    Shake excess milk off of the chicken. Completely coat each piece with the seasoning mix.
  • Pieces of coated chicken tenders in the dish with melted butter.
    Place each piece of chicken in the pan.
  • Baking the chicken tenders.
    Cook for 20 min.
  • Turning the partially cooked chicken tenders.
    Turn each piece of chicken and continue cooking for 20 more minutes or until cooked through. ENJOY!