sweet and spicy sticky chicken tenders


For the Chicken Tenders:

1.5 pounds chicken tenders

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 large eggs, beaten

Vegetable oil for frying

For the Sweet and Spicy Sauce:

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (adjust to taste for spice)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon grated ginger


1. Prepare the Chicken Tenders:

In a shallow bowl, mix the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

Dip each chicken tender into the beaten eggs, then coat with the flour mixture, ensuring they are well-covered.

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Fry the chicken tenders until they are golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Once cooked, transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil.

2. Make the Sweet and Spicy Sauce:

In a small saucepan, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sriracha, minced garlic, and grated ginger.

Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Allow the sauce to simmer for about 5-7 minutes or until it thickens slightly. Keep an eye on it to prevent burning.

Once the sauce has thickened, remove it from heat.

3. Coat the Chicken Tenders:

In a large bowl, toss the fried chicken tenders with the sweet and spicy sauce until they are evenly coated.


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