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Crispy Homemade Chicken Tenders

These Crispy Homemade Chicken Tenders are breaded with crushed rice cereal and shallow fried. Seasoned with Tony Chachere's and dunked in homemade honey dijon.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Keyword: almond chicken, chicken tenders, easy dinners
Author: Lisa Brown


For the Chicken Tenders

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken tenders or chicken breasts cut into tenders
  • 3 cups rice cereal crushed in food processor
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 tbsp Tony Chachere's creole seasoning
  • Oil, for shallow frying

For the Honey Dijon

  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard I used Grey Poupon
  • 1 tbsp Honey


For the Chicken

  • Heat oil in large cast iron to 375°F
  • While the oil is heating, blend Rice cereal in a food processor. A combination of course and fine is great.
  • Using a meat tenderizer, gently tenderize the chicken by lightly hammering with the spiky side.
  • Sprinkle Tony's on chicken tenders (both sides). Dip in whisked egg and coat in rice cereal. Repeat for all tenders.
  • Place about 5 tenders in the hot oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from oil and place on paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  • Dip in your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

For the Honey Dijon

  • Start with 2 parts dijon and one part honey. Mix well. Taste and adjust to your liking.