Go to just about any restaurant and one of the options you’ll find on the menu is chicken tenders. A great meal for adults and children alike, this tried and true dish continues to be a major favorite. Chances are you’ve had chicken tenders at some point, but what if you spice them up with some different ingredients like tortilla chips? Here’s what you’ll need:
- One and a half pounds of either chicken tenders or boneless breasts sliced into thin strips
- A cup of flour
- One and half teaspoon of salt
- A teaspoon of black pepper
- About ten ounces of tortilla chips
- A tablespoon of hot sauce
- Three to four eggs
- Half a teaspoon of chili powder
- Peanut oil to deep fry the tenders
Begin by preheating the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit then season the chicken with half a teaspoon of salt and black pepper. Pour the flour into a shallow bowl and mix in the half teaspoon of salt.
Put the eggs into another bowl and add three tablespoons of water, hot sauce, chili powder, and a half teaspoon of salt. Mix everything with a fork until it’s blended well enough.
Use either your hands or a food processor to crush the tortilla chips and then spread them out on either a plate or another bowl separate from the two you’ve already used.
Now it’s time for the chicken. Dredge it into the flour then into the eggs, ensuring that you get rid of any excess. After the flour and the eggs dip the tenders into the tortilla chips, applying enough pressure so that the chips stick to the chicken.
Fry the chicken in batches to prevent them from sticking to one another for about four to five minutes until they’re golden brown and you’re now ready to serve some delicious and unique chicken tenders!