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Fried Chicken Tenders with Spicy Asian BBQ Dipping Sauce

This is a perfectly crispy fried chicken tender served with a flavorful spicy Asian bbq dipping sauce! Screen reader support enabled.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Chicken Tenders
Servings: 4


  • 3 lbs chicken breast cut into tenders
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2-3 cups Panko

Egg Batter

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Spicy Asian BBQ Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs Sriracha
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1/4 small onion peeled
  • 1 Tbs sweet chili sauce
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


  • Cut chicken into tenders
  • Whisk together eggs and buttermilk in a medium sized bowl
  • In another bowl mix together flour, salt and pepper, and paprika
  • In yet another bowl add Panko bread crumbs
  • Dip chicken into egg batter, then into flour mixture. Shake off excess flour
  • Dip same piece of chicken back into egg batter.
  • Then dip chicken, and roll in Panko
  • Set aside, do this until all chicken is coated
  • In a large pan heat oil on medium heat, you don't want your oil too hot or it will burn the outside of the chicken without cooking the inside, so set your heat to medium, no higher, if the oil starts to smoke at all, turn it down.
  • Once the oil is hot, add chicken to the pan.
  • Let chicken cook 5-7 minutes, then flip to other side and cook an additional 5-7 minutes depending on thickness of chicken. Use a meat thermometer or cut into thickest part of chicken to test doneness.
  • Remove from oil, and serve hot with dipping sauce, salad, fries, or your choice of sides.

Spicy Asian BBQ Sauce

  • Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If you do not want it too spicy, use less Sriracha.