Boozy Chicken Fingers: Whisky On The Pops Chicken Tenders Recipe with A Sweet & Smoky Whisky Sauce

Our Whisky on the Pops popcorn is perfect for elevating your childhood favourite snack: chicken tenders! Whisky is infused not only once, but twice in this dish! This mouthwatering recipe requires NO deep-frying - just pop them in the oven and they're good to go. Perfect for a delicious, crunchy, boozy snack for game day, or whatever the occasion. Can't wait to try it? Here's our recipe.
WHISKY ON THE POPS TENDERS INGREDIENTS: 
  • 1 Pound of skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into long medium cutlets 
  • 3 Cups of lightly minced Eatable Whisky on the Pops Popcorn
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¼ Cup of Oil  
  • ¼ Cup of Cornstarch 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt 
  • ¾ Teaspoon Paprika 
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper 
SWEET AND SMOKEY WHISKY DRIZZLE INGREDIENTS: 
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar 
  • ½ Cup Jack Daniels Whiskey 
  • ½ Cup Soy Sauce 
  • ½ Cup Ketchup from Good Food For Good 
  • ¼ Cup Honey from Drizzle 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Liquid Smoke 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sriracha Hot Sauce 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar 
  • 3-4 Cloves of Chopped Garlic 
 

WHISKY ON THE POPS CHICKEN TENDERS RECIPE STEPS:

STEP #1 – Gather all of your ingredients - corn starch, salt, paprika, black pepper, lightly minced popcorn and chicken

Whisky tenders ingredients
STEP #2 – Add your chicken to a large mixing bowl and add in your corn starch, salt, paprika and black pepper 

Dry ingredients added to chicken
STEP #3 – Add your eggs to the meat mixture ensuring all sides of the chicken cutlets are covered thoroughly in eggs

Eggs added to chicken mixture
STEP #4 – Roll and coat your chicken cutlets onto the lightly minced Whisky On The Pops popcorn ensuring all sides are covered generously

Chicken mixture covered thoroughly with lightly minced Whisky On The Pops
STEP #5 – Place your tenders on your air fryer basket or baking tray. Set the air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and preheat for 5 minutes before putting your tenders in. Cook in medium sized batches for about 10-15 minutes. Flip once after 5-6 minutes to ensure even browning on both sides of tenders.
NOTE: (Do not skip flipping your tenders, if not flipped it could result in the popcorn burning on one side)

Fried chicken tenders on a drying rack

SWEET AND SMOKEY WHISKY DRIZZLE STEPS: 

STEP #6 - Gather all of your ingredients – brown sugar, Jack Daniel’s, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, liquid smoke, sriracha hot sauce, apple cider vinegar and your chopped garlic

Sweet and smoky whisky sauce ingredients
STEP #7 - Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl - your sauce is ready! If you'd like non-alcoholic version (we understand!), feel free to remove the whisky from the sauce, making this a perfect meal for the entire family. Our popcorn has virtually no alcohol content as it's cooked off in the cooking process.

Sweet and smoky whisky drizzle

BACK TO WHISKY ON THE POPS TENDERS:

STEP #8 – Remove tenders from the air fryer and let it sit for about 5 minutes to cool before serving

Whisky on the Pops chicken tenders
STEP #9 – Enjoy your whisky popcorn tenders and make sure to dunk generously in your sweet & smoky whisky sauce! 
Completed Whisky On The Pops chicken tenders covered with sweet and smoky whisky drizzle
These Whisky Chicken Tenders are mouthwateringly simple to make, and they taste incredible too! Enjoy by yourself, with a special someone, or 
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