Fast Fried Chicken Tenders

Wayne Jeseritz


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

★★★★★ 3 votes
4 - 2 tenders per serving
30 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


1/2 c
fat-free buttermilk
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


  • 1Pour buttermilk in medium bowl; add chicken and toss to coat completely.
  • 2Combine batter mix, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and black pepper in shallow pan; stir until well blended.
  • 3Remove 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.
  • 4Heat 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.
  • 5Calories 288
    Total Fat 11g
    Saturated Fat 1g
    Protein 33g
    Carbohydrate 13g
    Cholesterol 91mg
    Dietary Fiber 1g
    Sodium 655mg
    Dietary Exchanges:
    4 Meat, 1 Starch

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About Fast Fried Chicken Tenders

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