Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders (Guilt Free)
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Fried Chicken never had it so good. Guilt and grease free, this fried chicken is full of spices and flavor, but fried in coconut oil (no flavor) so it's actually GOOD for you! Some of the best fried chicken you'll ever eat.
Recipe type: Chicken, Meals, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 20 tenders
Grocery List
  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 20 chicken tenders
  • 2 c. buttermilk
  • 2-3 c. refined coconut oil
  • 2-1/2 c. flour
  • 2-1/2 T. seasoned salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
Here's how...
  1. Soak chicken breasts that have been sliced into 4-5 strips or the chicken tenders in a bowl with the buttermilk covering them to soak for at least two hours or overnight.
  2. When it's time to make the chicken, mix the flour, seasoned salt, pepper, and remaining spices in a large, shallow dish.
  3. Lay each chicken piece in the flour mixture and press it in the well to coat both sides.
  4. Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a very heavy frying pan. I use cast iron. Add more oil as needed. The oil is hot enough when a bit of flour sprinkled in the oil bubbles when sprinkled in.
  5. *make sure you read the frying tips in the description above
  6. Gently lay the tenders in the hot oil and after several minutes when the bottom is golden brown, flip it to fry until golden on the other side. Frying times vary based on oil temp. Remove to a paper-towel lined platter and keep warm in a 170 degree oven until the rest are done.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/buttermilk-fried-chicken-tenders-guilt-free/