RECIPE: HOT HONEY CHICKEN TENDERS

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Let hot get even hotter. Give your chicken tenders an xtra spicy kick with this spicy-sweet, saucy recipe crafted by Jill Maniago (@jillcooksthings).

RECIPE: HOT HONEY CHICKEN TENDERS

Prep time: 1 hr, 30 min

Cook time: 30 min

Serving size: 3 - 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins

  • 1 cup flour

  • Wet batter:

    • 1 cup buttermilk

    • 2 eggs 

    • 1 tbsp salt

    • 1 tbsp pepper

    • 1 tbsp paprika

    • 1 tbsp cayenne

    • 1 tbsp garlic powder 

    • 1 tbsp onion powder

    • 2 tbsp Fly By Jing Xtra Spicy Chili Crisp

  • Seasoned flour:

    • 1 cup flour

    • 1 tbsp salt

    • 1 tbsp pepper

    • 1 tbsp paprika

    • 1 tbsp cayenne

    • 1 tbsp garlic powder 

    • 1 tbsp onion powder

  • Sauce 

    • 3 tbsp butter

    • 1/8 cup honey

    • 1/4 cup Fly By Jing Xtra Spicy Chili Crisp

Instructions
  1. Combine all the wet batter ingredients — buttermilk, eggs, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, and Xtra Spicy Chili Crisp.

  2. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel.

  3. Marinate chicken in wet batter for at least 1 hour or overnight in the fridge.

  4. Whisk seasoned flour ingredients — flour, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and onion powder

  5. After marinating the chicken, transfer the tenderloins from the wet batter in another bowl

  6. Dip each tenderloin first into the regular flour, back into the wet batter, and then into the seasoned flour.

  7. Fry in batches: Fry on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes until light golden brown. Let the chicken rest then double fry on high heat for 1 minute until it turns into a darker golden brown.

  8. Add the butter, honey, and Xtra Spicy Chili Crisp to a pan and simmer until bubbly.

  9. Pour the hot sauce over the tenderloins in a bowl and lightly shake.

  10. Enjoy!

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