Puritan Backroom Chicken Tenders Recipe


The Puritan Backroom Chicken Tenders are a delicious and popular dish that is loved by many. These crispy and flavorful chicken tenders are perfect for a quick and easy meal. They are great for both kids and adults, and can be enjoyed as a main course or as a snack. The secret to their amazing taste lies in the special blend of spices used in the coating. So, let's get started and learn how to make these mouthwatering chicken tenders!

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a spicy kick)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix well.
  2. In another shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Dip each chicken tender into the flour mixture, coating it evenly on all sides.
  5. Next, dip the coated chicken tender into the egg mixture, making sure it is fully coated.
  6. Return the chicken tender to the flour mixture and coat it again, pressing the flour mixture onto the chicken to ensure a crispy coating.
  7. Repeat the dipping and coating process for all the chicken tenders.
  8. Carefully place the coated chicken tenders into the hot oil, frying them in batches to avoid overcrowding the skillet or fryer.