Ben's Buffalo Chicken Tenders


These fried chicken tenders come out with a delicious restaurant-quality breading on the outside and juicy chicken on the inside. Eat them on their own with carrots, celery, and ranch or as a chicken sandwich!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

  • ½ cup milk

  • ¼ cup hot sauce (such as Frank's® RedHot®)

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) package boneless, skinless chicken tenders


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine milk, hot sauce, and egg in a small bowl. Combine flour, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper in a second bowl.

  3. Dredge chicken tenders in egg mixture, then in flour mixture.

  4. Fry in the hot oil until breading is crispy and chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 6 to 7 minutes. Pat dry on paper towels and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

493 Calories
18g Fat
45g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 493
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 657mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 376mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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