Copycat Chili’s Chicken Crispers

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I don’t get my deep fryer out from the back of the pantry often, but when I do I make sure it’s for something good. I’m not getting it out to make salad. I want something breaded, something crunchy. This copycat of Chili’s chicken crispers hit the spot. Great breading that sticks. None of this take-a-bit-all-the-breading-falls-off stuff. A bit crunchy, with tender juicy chicken inside. And a crazy-good honey mustard dipping sauce that I’ll be making for other things too (like nuggets).

Copycat Chili's Chicken Crispers

Crispy Leftovers

I had a few of these copycat Chili’s chicken crispers leftover. I reheated them for lunch the next day. Much to my happiness, they stayed a bit crispy crunchy. That’s a major plus for me because as much as I love deep-fried food, I can’t eat 4 servings at once so there’s gonna be leftovers!

As much as I love the honey mustard dipping sauce, my malt vinegar aioli is also excellent for dipping these crispers.

Try my copycat of PF Chang’s crispy honey chicken too. Not eat-with-your-hands kinda food, but might darn tasty too!

Copycat Chili's Chicken Crispers
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Copycat Chili’s Chicken Crispers

The honey mustard dipping sauce is also great for dipping chicken nuggets.
Course Appetizer or Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken fingers, Chili’s, copycat
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 666kcal


For the honey mustard dipping sauce

For the chicken crispers


For the honey mustard dipping sauce

  • Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the chicken crispers

  • Whisk the egg, milk, broth, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk in the self-rising flour and let rest 5 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer or Dutch oven to 350 F.
  • Place the all-purpose flour in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
  • Working in batches, roll each tenderloin in the all-purpose flour. Shake off any excess then transfer to the batter. Coat well, shake off any excess, then fry 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack or paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Serve with the honey mustard dipping sauce.


Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1599mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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