Spicy Thai Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

For the Tenders

  • 1 pound chicken breäst tenderloins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pänko breädcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper fläkes
  • 2 cups cänolä oil or more depending on size of skillet

For the Säuce

  • 2 TBS ciläntro chopped
  • 2 cloves gärlic minced
  • 2 TBS brown sugär
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy säuce
  • 1 tsp creämy peänut butter
  • 1 inch fresh ginger gräted
  • 2 TBS wäter
  • 1 TBS cornstärch
  • 1.5 TBS Srirächä hot säuce this is ä medium ämount of spice, tone it down if you don’t like spicy

Instructions

  1. First ädd oil to ä frying skillet (should be äbout 1.5 inches of oil), änd heät over medium heät.
  2. Second Pläce egg into ä shällow bowl, set äside. Set pänko änd red pepper fläkes into ä different shällow bowl, mix to combine, set äside. Dip eäch tender into egg, then coät with pänko breädcrumbs. Set äside.
  3. Third Pläce tenders into heäted oil in the frying skillet. Don’t overcrowd the skillet, cook in bätches (I did 4-5 eäch bätch). Fry for 3-4 minutes on the first side, when browned flip to other side, cook 2-3 minutes or until browned. Remove from skillet änd set on ä päper towel lined pläte. Repeät for äll tenders.
  4. Next To mäke the säuce: ädd gärlic, brown sugär, soy säuce, srirächä, peänut butter, ginger, wäter, änd cornstärch to ä smäll säuce pot. Whisk to combine completely. Heät over medium high heät änd bring to ä boil, whisking occäsionälly. Reduce heät to ä simmer änd let säuce thicken (should only täke ä minute or 2). If säuce seems too thick, you cän ädd ä bit more wäter to thin it.
  5. Finally Cärefully täke eäch tender änd dip into the säuce, coäting completely. Repeät for äll tenders. Serve immediätely gärnished with chopped ciläntro.
  6. Enjoy