To marinade: place the Chicken Tenders (1 pound) in a large bowl and season with Garlic Powder (1/4 teaspoon), Salt (1/2 teaspoon), Ground Black Pepper (1/4 teaspoon), and Cayenne Pepper (to taste). You can add any additional seasonings you like. Add the Hot Sauce (1 dash) and Buttermilk (1 1/2 cup), cover, and marinate overnight in the fridge (or for a minimum of 4 hours).
When ready to cook: If you are baking, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). If you are using the air fryer, preheat to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Spray a sheet pan or the fry basket with non-stick spray.
Remove the chicken from the fridge and begin to prep your additional ingredients. Put the Corn Flakes (2 cup) on a large plate and season with a sprinkle of Salt (to taste) and All-Purpose Flour (1 cup). Add the Ground Black Pepper (to taste) to a separate large plate and crush the flakes with your hands. Set up a dipping station with the marinade first, then the flour, then flakes. Have a baking sheet on stand by.
Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, gently shaking to remove excess marinade, dip in the flour, back into the marinade, then roll into the flakes to coat evenly. Place on the baking sheet and repeat.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until no longer pink or temperature has reached 165 degrees F (75 degrees C), or fry in the air fryer for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until fully cooked. You may need to fry in 2-3 batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
Butter (2 tablespoon) and toast your Soft Bread Rolls (8), spread each side with Mayonnaise (to taste), Hot Sauce (to taste), garnish with a Pickle Slices (to taste), and top with your fried chicken.