Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders From TikTok?
I find myself browsing many of the same search terms when I am seeking out recipes. I’m sure this is very relatable for you all too when you’re looking for something new to make. See? That’s why I do this! Takes a few steps out of the way for you 😉
This week I decided that I would give Google a break and scroll through some “viral Tiktok recipes”. If you don’t use TikTok or just wanting to limit the applications that are keeping your attention, then well–I get it. So, I will be your guide to show you what’s actually out there.
PLENTY OF RECIPES–that’s for sure.
Seriously. Some wonderful chef’s and home cooks feature their creations on TikTok and some of them have actually competed on televised cooking competitions, like Next Level Chef! It’s super cool to see home cooks earning the same opportunities as professional chef’s. It’s wild.
So the point I’m trying to make–TikTok is actually a great resource for finding recipes! However, you’re still put in the same spot–does this taste good? That’s how I came across this recipe for spicy honey garlic chicken tenders. Let’s get to it.
This recipe is posted by Jordan Ramsy on Tiktok. You can find the Tiktok I referenced for this recipe right -> here!
Um Grey, Does This Recipe Have Written Instructions?
Technically–yes. However, in order to get the full written recipe, the author has the recipe listed for 5 USD. I’m not used to that when testing recipes. For the purpose of this recipe, I am only referencing the video to make this dish. However, if you pay attention to the video, this recipe will be just fine!
I’ll let you know where I faltered due not seeing a written recipe or a caption 😉
The Ingredients For The Chicken Tenders
Hello spice city! And I don’t mean that in a “Oh my god, this is burning my mouth” spice. Simply talking about the great flavors that these chicken tenders have. If you’re only referencing the video, then you’ll have all the necessary information. However, if you’re only using the video as a reference, then you may wonder how long to let the chicken tenders hang out in the buttermilk mixture? For reference, I left mine in the buttermilk mixture for about 3-4 hours.
For the remaining mixtures: the flour mix (I used my gluten-free blend, but of course use regular AP if you’re not gluten-free) and the sauce, all the ingredients are included as text on the video. Basically, if you’re making this, you may want to pause or take screenshots along the way, so you don’t have to keep restarting the video.
So in terms of ingredients, they are pretty straightforward and certainly ones that you can find at any local grocery store. Certainly nothing too complicated. I did end up using more cayenne that I have in a VERY long time, but again–it still wasn’t that “too hot” spice, which was a pleasant surprise!
Frying The Chicken Tenders & Things To Remember
This recipe calls for using oil that has been heated up to about 365 F- 375 F. Each chicken tender shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to brown and cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. Once the chicken tenders finish their hot oil bath, let your chicken tenders rest for about 10 minutes if possible. Why? The breading will fall off like it was never holding on for dear life the moment that yummy spicy sauce joins the party.
So, if you do not often fry food and want to try this, like I did, then learn from me, haha. Let the chicken have its rest before it makes friends with the sauce, then you’ll be left with perfect chicken tenders with the spicy breading and a great sauce to cover them.
What ended up happening to me is that my first batch looked great! I finished frying up the rest of the chicken and let them all rest together. Mistake 1. Please let the chicken rest on a wire rack or somewhere where they are not touching, so the heat off each chicken tender isn’t on the other. Mistake 2? Pouring the warm sauce on the chicken tenders when they weren’t cooled enough to have that breading harden a little bit.
See, Jordan (the recipe author) did mention in the video that the chicken should rest for a few minutes, but at that point I was just watching the video and not listening. That’s where I could have used that written recipes, because I can guarantee that there would be a written instruction that would state: “Let chicken tenders rest for 10 minutes before tossing with the sauce”.
Well, luckily, most of the breading stayed on at the end.
Grey’s Grade: 4.5/5
This made for a really tasty dinner that didn’t take much time to put together–not counting the buttermilk bath time. I’m glad that I tried this recipe because we can add another Tiktok recipe to add to the mix for our reviews.
I think the flavors are excellent and they’re anything but plain, which is a plus! If you’re looking for restaurant quality chicken tenders, then this recipe will certainly get you there as long as you execute if properly!
Now, this chicken tenders dish can be made without the need of seeing a written recipe card, however I do think it would be easier to reference that along that way instead of the video which you may have to watch a few times. This recipe is available for 5 USD on Jordan’s website. I’m all for supporting creators, but from my experience I would rather spend the money on an ebook that would contain more than just the single recipe.
Everyone has their own way of making this content creation gig work, but that is simply my opinion. I will continue to admire the recipes that Jordan releases and I hope to share more of my reviews with you all, too.
Have you tried any viral Tiktok recipes lately? Which one has been your favorite? Let me know down in the comments!
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