Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders

What Are Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders?

This recipe is extra crunchy and so satisfying! Tender and juicy buttermilk chicken strips coated in toasty pecans are a fun twist on a classic, perfect for dipping.

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's round them up and get started!

Prep the Chicken

Start by patting the chicken tenders dry, and give them a sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Make the Crumbs

Next, pulse the pecans in a blender or food processor until you have a fine crumb.

Make the Coating

Combine the crumbs with parsley, garlic powder, cayenne, flour, salt, pepper, and Panko.

Mix the Buttermilk

In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs.

Dip the Chicken

One at a time, dip the chicken strips into the mixture, and then into the pecan mixture. 

Fry the Chicken

Fry the chicken until crispy and golden. Then transfer them to a paper towel-lined baking sheet.


Serve pecan crusted chicken tenders while they’re hot and fresh with your favorite dipping sauces.

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