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This is a great recipe. I do want to stress that it has the process backwards. In order to get the crispy crust of the Chili's Crispers you have:

FIRST DIP THE CHICKEN IN THE BATTER, THEN DIP IN THE FLOUR.

This will give you the perfect crispy chicken crispers, better than Chili's.

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soulja March 03, 2012

Loved this recipe! Great suggestion to first dip the chicken in the batter then the flour; it made the chicken really crispy! Preparing it by flouring then dipping will make the crust turn out more like how you would get it at Chili's. Great either way though!

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amateurchefNJ February 02, 2013

my husband loved it, but we gotta figure out a way to keep the batter from sticking to the fryer. It's not as puffy as the chili's crispers, but it does taste really good.

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Bake Em N Take Em June 30, 2009

I am a HUGE fan of Chili's chicken crispers! This is EXACTLY like 'em if not better! I found this recipe about 6 weeks ago and have made it at least 4 or 5 times! I went exactly to the recipe and have even used 2% milk in a pinch and it turned out fine. I mixed together 2/3 cup light mayo, 2 TBS. dijon mustard, and 1/4 cup honey and it made a honey mustard that was EXACTLY like Chili's! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Thanks for posting!

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Twinstimestwo March 26, 2008

With all due respect to soulja and amateur chef, they did NOT get the recipe wrong. I am guessing you are thinking of Crispy Chicken Crispers. The picture is clearly that of ORIGINAL Chicken Crispers, my favorite food in the world. Follow recipe as outlined. The only reason this is not perfect is because there is a spice missing that makes them Chili's brand. These are fine but lack that unique Chili's taste, more of a tempura batter. GL

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Joe Cosmo March 03, 2016

I know this is an old post, but for the people saying that you use batter first to make them crispy, this is a recipe for their LITTLE chicken crispers, not the Crispy chicken crispers, Also very good recipe!

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Joshua H. July 06, 2015

I am a starter in the kitchen and this recipe was so easy! It came out delicious!!! Thank you so much for sharing, it was perfection!

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mairaceja December 16, 2014

This recipe is excellent as is. If you want the chicken crispers to be similar to what you find at Chili's, do as the author says and dip the chicken in the dry flour first, THEN the wet batter. The other way works fine if you're looking for a harder crunch, but I tried both ways and definitely preferred their method that was much closer to the restaurant's, which was I chose this recipe in the first place!

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RollTideFan October 10, 2014

Chili's chicken Crispers has been one of my favorites for years!! This was spot on and I followed the recipe to a T... I have been making a really good honey mustard recipe for years now ( 1/2 cup mayo, 2 Tbs Dijon mustard, 2 Tbs honey and 1 Tbs lemon juice it went so well with this... I served this with cinnamon apples. Corn and fries... Just like Chili's... I will make this again as my whole family really liked it

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kelly.mctague_12693780 February 12, 2014

These were awesome. The only thing I changed was that I seasoned the flour and chicken tenders to my liking prior to dredging in the flour then wet mix. They turned out perfect. Will definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing!

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T+4 January 23, 2014
Chili's Chicken Crispers