Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders: A Crispy Delight

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders are a universally beloved dish, celebrated for their crispy exterior and succulently tender interior. This recipe offers a perfect balance of spices and a delightful buttermilk tang, creating a flavor profile that’s both comforting and addictive.

The Story

The tradition of soaking chicken in buttermilk before frying it has roots in Southern American cuisine, where it’s revered for its ability to tenderize the meat and add depth to the flavor. This method, combined with a seasoned flour breading, turns simple chicken tenders into an unforgettable meal.

Why You Should Make It

These Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders are ideal for any occasion, whether it’s a casual family dinner, a festive gathering, or a cozy weekend meal. They’re relatively easy to prepare, and the result is so satisfying that they’re sure to become a regular request.

How to Serve

Serve these crispy chicken tenders fresh from the fryer with a side of creamy coleslaw, your favorite dipping sauces (like honey mustard or ranch), and perhaps some French fries or a biscuit for the ultimate comfort meal.

How to Store

Leftover chicken tenders can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in an oven at 375°F for 10-15 minutes to maintain their crispiness.


  • Marinate the chicken tenders in buttermilk for at least 4 hours, or overnight for the best flavor and tenderness.
  • Ensure your oil is at the correct temperature (350°F) before frying to achieve the perfect golden brown without burning.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying; cook in batches if necessary to allow each tender to cook evenly.

For Ingredients And Complete Cooking Instructions Please Head On Over To Next Page Or Open button (>) and don’t forget to SHARE with your Facebook friends

Easy Sugar Cookies: A Classic Treat for Every Occasion

Instant Pot Zucchini and Cauliflower Baby Food