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


  • 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2 cup diced mango
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1⁄2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1⁄2 lbs. chicken tenders
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil


  • 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 to 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.