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fast fried chicken tenders

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Wayne Jeseritz
Maplewood, MN

Took this recipe from diabetic cooking cookbook. This is a great recipe for a diabetic person and is also gluten free.

(3 ratings)
yield 4 - 2 tenders per serving
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For fast fried chicken tenders

  • 1/2 c
    fat-free buttermilk
  • 8
    chicken tenders (about 1 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1/2 c
    gluten-free onion ring batter mix (if unavailable, may use gluten-free all purpose baking flour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, divided

How To Make fast fried chicken tenders

  • 1
    Pour buttermilk in medium bowl; add chicken and toss to coat completely.
  • 2
    Combine batter mix, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and black pepper in shallow pan; stir until well blended.
  • 3
    Remove chicken (2 at a time) from buttermilk, coat with batter mixture and set on separate plate. Repeat with remaining chicken tenders. Sprinkle with remaining batter mixture.
  • 4
    Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt, cook 6 minutes, turn and cook 5 minutes or until cooked through. Place on serving platter, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Let stand 3 minutes to allow flavor to absorb.
  • 5
    Calories 288 Total Fat 11g Saturated Fat 1g Protein 33g Carbohydrate 13g Cholesterol 91mg Dietary Fiber 1g Sodium 655mg Dietary Exchanges: 4 Meat, 1 Starch