There are days when we all need some stick to the ribs, feed the soul, throw caution to the wind comfort food.
But here is the rub: Good ol’ fashioned comfort food usually takes a lot of time and effort, and to be honest, when I’m in the need of comfort food, I have no interest in going anywhere near a kitchen to slave away over the stove. Typically, this disconnect between “I want comfort food” and “I have time and energy to MAKE comfort food” results in one of three things:
Ultimately, none of these were super solutions to my comfort food dilemma, so I needed to come up with a fourth option.
As the kids say these days: YAAAAASSSSS.
These buttermilk chicken tenders have all of the comfort food vibe you could ever want. With a healthy dose of our Nobody Calls Me Chicken, a smidge (or is it smidgen? smidge?) of time, and minimal effort, you’ll be indulging on tasty chicken tenders that are better than anything you could get in a restaurant. And best of all, you can totally wear your pajamas making and eating them. These are better if you let them marinade overnight, but if you’re in a last minute “I must have comfort food or I’ll implode” frenzy, these are divine even when quickly created. Juicy, tender, and fried up in only a few minutes? You can’t get much better than that. Don't get me wrong, there is a delayed gratification to reaping the rewards of a long day in the kitchen. But if you simply don't have the time, this is the next best thing!
It's weird that that's all it takes, right? No long, slow roasting or tending to a giant stockpot of stew. Next time someone tells you comfort food is too time-consuming, hit em in the kisser with this recipe and tell em the good folks at Wayward Gourmet beg to differ!