Love Me Tenders

READY IN: 20mins




  • Mix the dipping sauce ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.
  • Heat 1/4-inch of oil in a large skillet.
  • Place three large plates on the counter.
  • Mix the Cajun seasoning and the salt and pepper to taste into the flour and pour all of it onto the first large plate.
  • Situate the bowl containing the beaten eggs next in line.
  • Following that, put the panko on the next large plate and place the last empty large plate after that. This is where you'll place your breaded tenders before cooking.
  • Dredge each tender in flour, shaking off excess, then in egg wash, let drip a bit, then in the panko, being sure to coat all surfaces. Place coated tenders on the last plate and finish coating the remaining chicken pieces.
  • When the surface of the heated oil is shimmering, but not smoking (about 350F), carefully place the tenders in the oil and fry until medium-dark golden, about 2 minutes per side. You can test if the oil is ready by dipping the tip of a tender in the oil; if it bubbles and sizzles furiously, it's ready! Watch carefully because they can cook quickly.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve with dipping sauce.