KFC Honey BBQ Strips

You can go out for these chicken strips, or you can make our version of these at home.  These are easy to make with a little elbow grease.  You can make these up fresh for a ball game, tailgate party, or even a family night in.  Rather than buying a big batch of these, you can make a large batch of these at home.  In this recipe we have you making battered chicken strips, and then we add a few extra ingredients to BBQ sauce that you can find in the grocery store.  We think that you will find that these taste very close to the original.

chicken tenders from kfc

KFC Honey BBQ Strips

chicken tenders from kfc

KFC Honey BBQ Strips

Make these KFC Honey BBQ Strips at home with our copycat version of this recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: KFC Honey BBQ Strips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 590kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken strips
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • vegetable oil for frying

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup Hickory smoke BBQ sauce (Heinz)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke


  • Mix flour, salt and pepper in bowl and set aside. Place buttermilk in separate bowl. Heat oil for frying and dip chicken strips in flour then in buttermilk and then finally flour again. Place in hot oil, the temperature of the oil should be 375. Never over crowd chicken strips, fry until lightly golden brown. Remove strips and drain. Place all above ingredients in a small sauce pan mix thoroughly and simmer on low heat stirring frequently for 20 minutes. After cooking for 20 minutes. Let sauce cool slightly, dip one chicken breast strip in sauce at a time and place in a baking pan that has been sprayed lightly with a none stick spray. Place in a preheated oven at 350 and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite side dishes or pack up a few things and have a picnic in the back yard.


Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 1121mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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    • Kim

      You can do either but buying the breast’s skinless and boneless will give you more chicken. They charge extra per pound to cut it for you.

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