Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded and cut into strips
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk

FOR THE LEMON GLAZE

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • To make the glaze, combine honey, soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Working one at a time, dredge chicken in flour, dip into buttermilk, then dredge in flour again, pressing to coat.
  • Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet, 3 or 4 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve immediately, either drizzled with lemon glaze or with lemon glaze as a dip.

NOTES: You can make this recipe as chicken cutlets or cut up the chicken into smaller bite-sized pieces, drizzle with lemon glaze and serve over rice.  Recipe adapted from Blog Chef

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