Buttermilk French Toast with Crispy Chicken Tenders

  • Portions 2
  • Preparation 30 minutes
  • Cook 30 minutes
Recommended consumption time
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Snacks
  • Appetizer

Recipe created by

Katherine Duris, Corporate Chef – Canada

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Ingredients used

  • 2 slices croissant loaf
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
Buttermilk dipping mixture
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/8 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
Chicken tenders
  • 1 chicken breast
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 generous pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 generous pinch of smoked paprika
  • 1 generous pinch of baking powder
  • Approx. 2L of canola oil for frying


  • STEP 1

    To make the croissant loaf, refer to Katherine's recipe in the chef's tips down below.

  • STEP 2

    In a bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and salt. Whisk in the flour last trying to avoid lumps as much as possible. Strain. Soak the croissant slices into the mixture for 3-5 minutes per side.

  • STEP 3

    On medium-low heat, melt half the butter in a pan and grill both sides of the croissant slices until golden brown. Use the remaining butter if necessary. Once done, place on a cooling rack and set aside.

  • STEP 4

    Cut the chicken breast into strips lengthwise. Mix the buttermilk and hot sauce, then add the chicken and marinate for 30 minutes.

  • STEP 5

    In a bowl, whisk the egg well. In another bowl, mix the flour and remaining dry ingredients together. Once the chicken has marinated, remove each piece from the buttermilk, dip in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg, then dip once more in the flour mixture.

  • STEP 6

    In a large pot, heat the canola oil over medium high heat until it reaches 350ºF, then slowly and carefully add the chicken tenders. Do not over-crowd, do in 2 batches if necessary. Flip each tender after 5-6 min, then cook for 5-6 more min. The internal temperature of the chicken must reach 165ºF.

  • STEP 7

    Reheat the buttermilk French toast if necessary, and top with 2 chicken tenders each. Drizzle with maple syrup or a white breakfast gravy. Garnish with micro greens, fresh herbs, or crispy bacon. Serve immediately.

Chef's tip