Buffalo Tenders

Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1 (28-ounce) package crispy chicken strips
  • 2 (0.7-ounce) envelopes Italian salad dressing mix, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Ranch dressing


  1. Place 1 package salad dressing mix in a large zip-top plastic bag; add chicken strips, and shake to coat. Place tenders on a lightly greased rack in a broiler pan.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until browned.
  3. Stir together remaining package of salad dressing mix, butter, and next 3 ingredients. Pour sauce over tenders, and bake at 400° for 5 more minutes. Serve with Ranch dressing.
  4. Buffalo Tender Salad: Toss together romaine and iceberg lettuces, tomato wedges, sliced cucumber, and chopped onion. Top with Buffalo Tenders and croutons, and drizzle with Ranch or blue cheese dressing.
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