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Chili’s Chicken Crispers

When I would eat out before I had the Littles I would always order the same item from Chili’s. I would aways order Chili’s Chicken Crispers. It will always be one of my favorite foods.

Now that I have a family of 5 it does not make a whole lot on sense to eat out when I can make the exact same thing at home for a fraction of the cost! This recipe has very little ingredients but it still packs a tasty punch!!!

We try and only eat fried food once a week so I try to make sure it is something that is worth it! Poppa Bear bought me an air fryer months ago, but I still have not opened it. It is one of those huge rectangle air fryers and I don’t have the counter space for it… Honestly, I have been tempted to just put it on the kitchen table when in use then I can put it away after every use…

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce


Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Ingredients

First, you want to make your honey mustard sauce by combining your mayo, honey, Dijon mustard, paprika, and salt all together in a small bowl.

Finally cover your Honey Mustard Sauce and place in the fridge until the chicken has finished cooking.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce


CopyCat Chili’s Chicken Crispers

A family favorite chicken recipe that you can’t tell didn’t come directly from Chili’s.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, Chili's, CopyCat
Servings: 2 Entrees
Author: Cats’ N Bearz


  • Cast Iron Skillet or skillet with a heavy bottom
  • Bowls for flour and breading mix
  • Tongs
  • Skimmer Basket(s)


Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 2/3 cup Mayonnaise or Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • pinch Paprika
  • pinch Salt

Batter for the Chicken Tenders

  • 1 Egg I substitute the egg with 3TB of Aquafaba
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 8-10 cups VegetableOil or Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp White Ground Pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups Self-Rising Flour
  • 3/4 cup Self-Rising Flour
  • 2 tbsp Potato Starch only add if you want an extra crunch


  • 8-10 Chicken Tenderloins


Honey Mustard Sauce

  • Make honey mustard sauce by combining all of the ingredients together.
  • Cover and place in the fridge until chicken is done cooking.

Batter for the Chicken Tenders

  • Heat oil or shortening in skillet to 350.
  • Combine beaten egg (or beaten aquafaba), milk, chicken broth, salt & pepper in a bowl. Whisk until the salt is dissolved.
  • Whisk in 1 1/4 cups of self-rising flour and 2 TB of potato starch. Let batter settle for about 5 minutes.
  • Right before you fry the chicken coat each piece with the dry 3/4 cup of self-rising flour.
  • Then dip each piece of chicken into the batter and fry for about 7-9 minutes. Fry about 3-5 at a time. Drain the fried chicken on paper towels.
  • Finally plate, serve with honey mustard sauce, and ENJOY!!!


  • If you don’t have chicken tenderloins just slice your chicken breasts into strips about the same width as a tenderloin!!!
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