Citrusy Chicken Tenders

Serving Size: 4
Prep Time:
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  • 1 large egg
  • warm marinara sauce, for serving
  • canola or vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1.5 cup plain dry bread crumb
  • 1 Pound skinless, boneless chicken breast half, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tsp finely chopped thyme
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 0.25 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup white ale, such as Baladin Isaac
  • 2 tsp finely grated orange zest


  1. In a bowl, whisk the egg, ale, citrus zests and juices and thyme. Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Add the chicken, cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a rack. Put the bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Working with one strip at a time, remove the chicken from the marinade, dredge it in the bread crumbs and transfer to the rack.
  3. In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 350°. Working in batches, fry the chicken until golden and cooked through, 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Serve with warm marinara sauce.

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Recipe Credit: Sergio Durando
Image Credit: Martin Morrell