Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Ed Mayfield


Found this recipe in local paper and have prepared it several times, enjoying each time. This is a healthier take on the traditional variety.

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15 Min
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2 clove
garlic, mashed
1 tsp
1/4 c
plus 2tb hot sauce
2 c
plus 6 tbs buttermilk, divided
1 lb
chicken tenders
3/4 c
italian flavored bread crumbs
1/4 c
panko breadcrumbs


1/4 c
low-fat mayonaise
1/4 c
crumbled blue cheese
1/2 tsp
lemon juice

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Tenders


  • 1In medium bowl, combine garlic, salt, 2 tbs of hot sauce and 2 cups of the buttermilk. Whisk until salt is dissolved. Add the chicken tenders and stir well to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour (longer the better).
  • 2When ready to cook, heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with oil.
  • 3In shallow bowl, combine breadcrumbs and panko. In another bowl, combine mayo, remaining 6 tbs of buttermilk, blue cheese and lemon juice. Whisk well and put in small bowls for dipping. Put remaining hot sauce in a seperate dipping bowl for those so inclined.
  • 4Drain chicken in colander, but do NOT pat dry. Roll each tender in the breadcrumb mixture making sure that it's well coated. Place tenders in a single layer in baking sheet.
  • 5Bake for 10 minutes, then turn each tender over and bake for 5 minutes more. Transfer to plates and serve with dipping sauce.

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About Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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