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How To Make Amazing Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Updated: Jul 18, 2022

Buffalo wings have always been my favorite food, but I've still not found a wing sauce I like quite as much as what my parents used to make. I eventually found out why I like that sauce so much, they use a packet of dressing mix to season the sauce. That blew my mind because it's an amazing upgrade to the standard hot sauce and butter combo, but it's so simple. Now when I have wings covered in the orange "Frank's and Butta" sauce, I get pretty bored. They lack any interesting zing or flavor, compared to the sauce I make. If you don't like buffalo, you could toss these tendies in any sauce you like. Or you can always just eat them on their own, they are delicious either way.



1 lb chicken tender

2 cups milk

2 eggs

2 tbsp hot sauce

2 cups ap flour

Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Cajun Seasoning


2/3 cup - 3/4 cup hot sauce (depending on your preference)

1/2 cup butter

1/2 Package of Zesty Italian dressing

Start by seasoning your chicken tenders with Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Cajun Seasoning. Add your milk and eggs then marinade for as long as you can, but a few hours is good enough if that's all you have. Once your chicken has marinated, you can add salt and pepper to a bowl with your flour. Put a sheet tray next to your bowl to rest your chicken on. Take the chicken out of the marinade and add it to the flour one by one. Press the flour into the chicken to make sure it is fully coated. Put it back into the marinade then back into the flour for a double coating of crunch. Let the chicken set with the coating for 30 minutes.

Heat enough oil to come about halfway up a cast iron pan (I usually shallow fry these because it takes way less oil) to 350f. Fry for 3 minutes a side and let cool slightly on a wire rack. While those cool, work on your buffalo sauce. Melt the butter over medium-low and then add your hot sauce and seasoning. If you want some more spice, add more hot sauce to your liking; If you want to tone down the spice, add a pinch of white or brown sugar. In a large bowl, toss your chicken with the sauce and serve while hot!



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