Spicy Chicken Tenders with Creamy Mango Dip

This recipe is reminiscent of Buffalo chicken wings, a spicy appetizer that combines chicken with a creamy blue cheese dip.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 1½ lbs. chicken tenders
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Directions

  • In a food processor, pulse mayonnaise, mango, cilantro, honey, and lemon juice until almost smooth. Scrape into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Spread chicken tenders onto waxed paper. On shallow plate, combine cayenne pepper, hot pepper sauce, egg, and salt and mix well.
  • Place bread crumbs on another plate. Dip chicken tenders, two at a time, into egg mixture and then into breadcrumbs to coat. Place on wire rack while coating remaining tenders.
  • Heat olive oil in heavy skillet over medium heat. Fry chicken tenders, 4 or 5 at a time, for 6–9 minutes, turning once, until brown and crisp on the outside and fully cooked. Drain on paper towels as they are finished. Serve hot with the mango dip.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 1½ lbs. chicken tenders
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Directions

  • In a food processor, pulse mayonnaise, mango, cilantro, honey, and lemon juice until almost smooth. Scrape into a small bowl and set aside.
  • Spread chicken tenders onto waxed paper. On shallow plate, combine cayenne pepper, hot pepper sauce, egg, and salt and mix well.
  • Place bread crumbs on another plate. Dip chicken tenders, two at a time, into egg mixture and then into breadcrumbs to coat. Place on wire rack while coating remaining tenders.
  • Heat olive oil in heavy skillet over medium heat. Fry chicken tenders, 4 or 5 at a time, for 6–9 minutes, turning once, until brown and crisp on the outside and fully cooked. Drain on paper towels as they are finished. Serve hot with the mango dip.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat28g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol110mg
Sodium530mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars6g
Protein29g