Easy Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Easy Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Buffalo chicken fingers fried to perfection and dipped into a spicy buffalo wing sauce is how you start a tailgate or game day celebration. 

Buffalo chicken tenders on a plate

This crispy chicken tenders recipe requires five ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes from pan to plate.

I’m all for healthy but game day food calls for indulgence and tasty buffalo chicken tenders falls into this category. 

There are plenty of baked recipes online.

But no thanks, I like my buffalo chicken tenders fried.

If you are a fan of buffalo dipped foods like what you get at Popeyes, BW3s, KFC or Roosters, this recipe is for you.

I have no interest in spending all day in the kitchen whipping up homemade buffalo sauce.

Frank’s RedHot works just fine for me. 

You can find Frank’s and many other buffalo wing sauces at your local grocery store in the condiment aisle. 

Now back to this easy spicy buffalo chicken fingers recipe.

Chicken tenders in an bowl of eggwash

Ingredients for crispy buffalo chicken tenders

Chicken tenderloins. Pick up a pack of chicken tenderloins or purchase cutlets and slice them into strips. Chicken breasts also work well sliced into strips.


Panko bread crumbs. Panko is a heavier crumb and makes for a great crispy crust.

Franks buffalo hot sauce. Or pick up a bottle of your favorite. 

Canola oil. Perfect for frying chicken. 

Breaded chicken tenders on a plate

How to make buffalo tenders

Pat the chicken tenderloin pieces dry with a paper towel. 

Beat the eggs in a wide bowl. 

Sprinkle the Panko crumbs in a separate bowl and then dip chicken tenderloins into the egg mixture.

Next, dredge the chicken pieces into the Panko breadcrumbs and place them into a frying pan on medium heat filled with hot oil. 

Fry the chicken until crispy on all sides, about 7-8 minutes. 

Finally, toss the cooked strips in your favorite spicy buffalo sauce and serve with ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing and celery sticks and carrots. 

This great recipe is so easy even my husband has become a pro in the kitchen on game day. 

It’s one of those easy recipes the whole family can enjoy.

Breaded chicken tenders in a a pan of oil

What to serve with buffalo chicken fingers

Close up of buffalo chicken tenders

If you love this recipe, please leave a comment with a five-star rating. Be sure to follow HOME & PLATE on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST for all the latest content, recipes and updates.

Buffalo chicken tenders on a plate

Buffalo Chicken Fingers Recipe

Ali Randall
Buffalo chicken strips fried to perfection and dipped into a spicy buffalo wing sauce is how you start the tailgate or football game day celebration.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 pound boneless chicken tenderloins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  • Pat the chicken dry. Crack the eggs in a shallow dish and beat well.
  • Sprinkle the panko breadcrumbs on a separate plate or second bowl.
  • Dip the each piece of chicken into the eggs, then place chicken into the panko, turning to coat well on each side.
  • Heat the oil in large skillet over medium-high heat on the stove top. Cook the chicken 6 to 8 minutes total until crispy, turning once.
  • Remove the cooked chicken to a paper towel or parchment paper lined plate.Fill a large resealable plastic bag ore large bowl with the buffalo sauce.
  • Toss the chicken tenders in buffalo sauce of your choosing and serve.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
Keyword Buffalo chicken fingers recipe, Buffalo Chicken Tenders

If you make a recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #homeandplate. I’d love to see what you cook!

8 thoughts on “Easy Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tenders”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating