If there are chicken tenders on a menu, there is a very good chance that I'm ordering them. There are plenty of restaurants that take their tenders seriously, so we are on a 'Chicken Quest' to find the best in the Tri-State.

The Adult Obsession: Why Chicken Tenders Are More Than Just Kid's Food

In the realm of culinary delights, there's a seemingly humble dish that has been making waves in the world of adult dining: chicken tenders. Once relegated to children's menus and fast-food joints, these crispy, succulent strips of chicken have undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. Today, they're not just a guilty pleasure for grown-ups but a full-fledged sensation.

From a Nugget to a Tender

Maybe you are still a huge fan of the chicken nugget, and there is nothing wrong with that. It is important to know the difference between a nugget and a strip.

Photo by Tyson on Unsplash
Photo by Tyson on Unsplash

Chicken Nuggets

Processed vs. Whole Meat: While some chicken nuggets are made from whole pieces of chicken, many are produced using a mixture of chicken meat and other ingredients, forming a homogeneous blend.

Shape: Nuggets come in various shapes, often molded into rounds, ovals, or fun shapes like dinosaurs, making them visually appealing, especially to children.

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Photo by logan jeffrey on Unsplash

Chicken Tenders

Meat Quality: Chicken tenders are typically made from whole cuts of chicken, which means you're getting more of the chicken's natural flavor and tenderness.

Shape: Tenders are elongated strips, which provide a substantial, juicy bite that appeals to those seeking a more substantial meal.

Don't be a 'Chicken' Vote!

Write in your favorite spot to get chicken tenders. We will reveal the top vote-getters on Friday, September 8, just in time to celebrate KFC's Colonel Sander's birthday!

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