Spicy Honey Crispy Chicken Tenders


  • 2½ pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ¼ cup water
  • Sauce:
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Franks hot sauce


  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  2. In another mixing bowl beat the eggs and water together with a fork.
  3. Set aside.


  1. In a medium pan add 2 Tablespoons oil and garlic. Cook for 30 seconds and then add the honey, soy sauce, pepper, and Franks hot sauce.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Set aside.


  1. In a large skillet pour oil ½ inch deep and heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Salt and pepper the chicken then dredge each strip in the flour mixture.
  3. Then take the chicken and coat it in the egg wash.
  4. Finally dip the chicken back into the flour mixture and using tongs place in the heated oil.
  5. Brown the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.
  6. (Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your chicken tenders.)
  7. Remove chicken from oil and drain on paper towel.
  8. Coat chicken in honey sauce and serve immediately.