Nashville Fried Chicken Fingers

Nashville Fried Chicken Fingers

Recipe by Rochelle Palermo

  • 4Servings


  • 16 chicken tenders (about 3 lbs.)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 qt. vegetable oil


In bowl, mix chicken, buttermilk and 1 tbsp. salt; drain. In another bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, 3 tsp. garlic powder, 2 tsp. cayenne and 1 tsp. salt; add chicken. Toss to coat twice. In skillet, deep-fry in oil until golden, 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels; season. Whisk 1/4 cup frying oil with remaining garlic powder and cayenne; brush over chicken.

Sweet Heat: Just before serving, drizzle chicken with honey to complement the spicy crust.