Crispy AF Chicken Tenders



MAJOR KEY:  I use thigh meat for my tenders.  Why? Because the name itself says "tender" and I don't think there is a more tender part of the chicken than thighs.  


1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 large eggs beaten
2 cups flour
2 tbsps Tastic spice
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp herbes de provence
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
canola oil for frying
Fleur de sel, optional
1.  Cut the chicken thighs into tender strips and soak them in a bowl with the buttermilk and hot sauce for 1 hour minimum and up to 6 hours.
2.  Add the eggs to one bowl and the flour and spices to a second bowl.
4.  Dip it into the eggs then back into the flour mixture.
5.  Shake excess flour gently off and put the chicken onto a baking sheet.  Repeat with all the pieces.
6.  Heat the oil (three inches deep) in a dutch oven (or big pot) on medium high heat to 350 degrees
7.  Fry the chicken in small batches for 4-6 minutes or until golden brown. 
OPTIONAL: Slightly sprinkle on some fleur de sel.  Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

* Tastic Spice is available HERE

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