The Busy Cook Recipe Series is a collection of easy recipes for busy people who like to make delicious meals at home. Today, we focus on a family staple – the chicken tender and our recipe Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Strips.
Chicken tenders have been a popular item at my house for as long as I’ve had kids who eat solid food. Whether baked or fried, breaded or battered, a really good chicken nugget has always been a staple. But chicken tenders are not all made equal, so my family has had a few demands for these chicken treats:
1. They must be crispy
2. They must contain a good amount of white chicken meat
3. They must not be overcooked
We’ve tried a lot of chicken nuggets at our house. We’ve taste-tested chicken strips from a variety of fast food restaurants, as well as frozen brands. What we’ve found is that the best way to eat great, crispy chicken tenders in the comfort of your own home is to make them yourself. And no, re-heating frozen nuggets does not count.
If you’re thinking that making your own chicken tenders seems like a hassle, you’re wrong. The process is easy and only requires about 20 minutes of real hands-on time. I’ve tried a lot of chicken tender recipes, but the clear winner has been these Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Strips. Get the full recipe here.