Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders with Spicy Mayo Recipe

Juicy on the inside and crisped to perfection on the outside, these are best served with a spicy tangy mayo dip, this recipe is worth repeating!

Recipe by: Kelly-Anne Damons


  • 3 chicken breasts sliced vertically into 3
  • 2 cups of flour
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano/ mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • Oil to fry
  • For the spicy mayo
  • 1 ½ cup Clover Classic Mayo number 2
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 bird’s eye chillis
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve with skinny cut fries

How To Make Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders with Spicy Mayo

  1. In a large bowl combine the buttermilk, hot sauce, chicken, mix until the chicken is thoroughly coated and marinate it for at least 2 hours, best overnight.
  2. Pre-heat the oil in a pot over a medium high heat. In a bowl combine the flours, seasonings and spices.
  3. Take one chicken tender, shake off any excess buttermilk mixture and coat the chicken tender in the flour mixture.
  4. Repeat the coating process for a crispier chicken tender. Place the chicken tender into the oil and cook until golden in colour/ until the chicken is fully cooked and serve with the spicy mayo.
  5. For the spicy mayo combine the parsley, chili, lemon juice, garlic and clover mayo in a blender and blend until smooth, season with salt and pepper.

Chefs Tip: Double dredge the chicken, it will be clumpy but the clumpier the crispier the coating will be.

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