HOT! Honey Lemon Pepper Chicken Tenders



For the fried chicken tenders brine:

For the seasoned flour:

For the HOT! Honey sauce:


For the fried chicken tenders:

  • To brine the chicken tenders, First add buttermilk and brine ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Add chicken tenders and make sure they are submerged in brine. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set in refrigerator for at at least 1 hour and no more than 8 hours.
  • Once chicken is done brining, prepare the oil for frying. Place 2-3 cups of oil into a cast-iron skillet. Heat over medium heat. The oil should take about 7-10 minutes to get to 300 degrees.
  • While oil gets hot, prepare the dredge. Remove tenders from brine and dip each tender into flour.
  • Once oil is at 300 degrees, place chicken tenders into oil 4 at at time. Cook all 4 tenderloins for 3 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from oil and drain on wire rack over a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tenderloins. Let tenderloins cool on wire rack. Raise oil temperature to 350 degrees.

For the hot honey sauce:

  • In a sauce pan, add butter and set heat to medium. Once melted, add Uncle Dibbz Atlanta Lemon Pepper HOT! and cook for 1 more minute. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Add tenders to a bowl and drizzle sauce over them. Toss to cover in the sauce. That's good Shawty!

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