Honey BBQ Chicken Strips

Sticky sweet Honey BBQ Chicken Strips are perfect for dinner or game day! Marinated in buttermilk and perfectly seasoned, these strips are hard to resist!
2 lbs chicken tenders or boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
vegetable oil for frying
4 cups buttermilk divided
1 tbsp hot sauce
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar optional