Chicken Crispers (Chili's Copycat)
With this Chicken Crispers (Chili's copycat) recipe you can have juicy, tender, and flavorful chicken tenders at home. Dipped in a homemade honey mustard, they are sure to become one of your kid's favorite things to eat.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Honey Mustard Dressing
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 10 chicken tenderloins
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 to 10 cups shortening or vegetable oil
To make sauce, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Whisk for 30 seconds. Whisk in self-rising flour and let sit 5 minutes.
Place shortening or oil in a Dutch oven and heat to 350 degrees.
Place the 1/2 cup flour in a bowl. Coat each piece of chicken in flour and then dunk into the batter.
Working in batches of 3-4 tenderloins, lower battered chicken into oil. Fry 7 to 9 minutes, or until golden brown.
Drain on a wire rack or paper-towel lined plate.