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(Deslidefied)   Chicken tenders from different fast-food chains were tried. What was the best one? Which ones are your favorite? Any other worthy mentions?   ( deslide.clusterfake.net) divider line
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2017-11-07 11:49:04 AM  
Parts is parts!
 
2017-11-07 11:56:44 AM  
It's all good to me.
 
2017-11-07 12:19:46 PM  
Popeye's spicy was omitted for fairness, which makes sense because THEMS IS THE MUTHALIKKIN BOMB.
With the spicy ranch, holy balls I need to find that for lunch today even if it takes a half hour round trip drive.
Chic Fil A is good, but I hate jesus and polite employees.
 
2017-11-07 12:26:11 PM  

kdawg7736: It's all good to me.


Ok, I suck at starting a restaurant, but is there a way to make sriracha Kentucky Fried Chicken?  Like with a crispy crust and it's not all greasy and totally tender on the bite?
 
2017-11-07 12:31:53 PM  
Markoff_Cheney:
Chic Fil A is good, but I hate jesus and polite employees.

Preach it!

The house of creepy smiles.

Slightly surly employees are fundamental to the fast food ambiance.
 
2017-11-07 12:40:03 PM  
Trailer Park Boys - Chicken Fingers
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2017-11-07 12:51:13 PM  
They're wrong about Dairy Queen.

Some Dairy Queens are controlled locally. When they sold the franchise, corporate wanted to standardize.
Which meant DQs would buy from the DQ warehouse.

However...family owned stores got grandfathered in to purchase locally. Our DQ consistently wins the newspapers "best chicken tenders" contest. They buy local chicken, cut it and make their own batter on site.
 
2017-11-07 02:45:48 PM  
Carl's Jr has better fingers than any of those except Popeyes. And Raising Cane's has the best fingers, by far.
 
2017-11-07 02:49:00 PM  
Boneless chicken is for housewives and little kids.
 
2017-11-07 02:56:06 PM  
Raising Cane's beats all.  Addictive sauce too.
 
2017-11-07 02:59:15 PM  
Popeye's spicy tenders are really good, but I from their exclusion from this list.I will point out, however, that Hardees spicy tenders are an abomination and should be purged from this earth.I developed something of a taste for the Royal Farms tenders, back when I worked nights and they were one of three places open, but my current fav are Arby's tenders.I've only had Chick Fila a few times, but I've never found their chicken to be nearly as good as the hype would indicate. And I have gone to different locations, so this isn't a "well maybe that one place is bad" thing. The chicken is always soggy. Not moist, but soggy.
 
2017-11-07 02:59:49 PM  

optikeye: They're wrong about Dairy Queen.

Some Dairy Queens are controlled locally. When they sold the franchise, corporate wanted to standardize.
Which meant DQs would buy from the DQ warehouse.

However...family owned stores got grandfathered in to purchase locally. Our DQ consistently wins the newspapers "best chicken tenders" contest. They buy local chicken, cut it and make their own batter on site.


The above is correct.  Some of the best tenders I've had were at a DQ at a small town in Kansas.  They had several non-standard items on their menu.

Popeye's spicy still my favorite.  Pity the local stores are generally so poorly run.  Church's spicy tenders are also good, but it's a slightly different heat.  I could see someone preferring their tenders.
 
2017-11-07 03:00:44 PM  
Well, my autocorrect changed grok to from, and also I somehow lost all my line returns.

Odd.
 
2017-11-07 03:04:01 PM  
Wings & More is a regional chain in Texas, and theirs are the best restaurant ones I've ever had.

But there's no comparison to fingers made at home with seasoned flour and peanut oil for frying.
 
2017-11-07 03:04:21 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: Raising Cane's beats all.  Addictive sauce too.


They also have really good lemonade. I usually get the Box, or the Caniac if I am really hungry.
 
2017-11-07 03:06:36 PM  
None of these chicken fingers compares to the ones I had from a streetcart in Mexico.
 
2017-11-07 03:10:23 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: None of these chicken fingers compares to the ones I had from a streetcart in Mexico.


That wasn't chicken, but it was technically 'fingers'.
 
2017-11-07 03:11:11 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: None of these chicken fingers compares to the ones I had from a streetcart in Mexico.


Are you sure it was chicken?
 
2017-11-07 03:14:33 PM  
Popeye's Spicy Tenders w/ Blackened Ranch sauce.
 
2017-11-07 03:17:17 PM  

StillInFayettestan: Big Beef Burrito: None of these chicken fingers compares to the ones I had from a streetcart in Mexico.

Are you sure it was chicken?


I don't know.  There were a lot of chickens running around, and the guy was nice.
 
2017-11-07 03:19:09 PM  
List fails due to lack of Raisin' Cane's.
 
2017-11-07 03:20:55 PM  

Rattlehead: Popeye's Spicy Tenders w/ Blackened Ranch sauce.


ANY of Popeye's is better than any other chain's chicken.
 
2017-11-07 03:21:52 PM  
I keep seeing decent reviews for Wendy's new strips, I am not too picky of an eater, but they were just giant versions of their mediocre nuggets-same taste-same texture-same coating, not sure why people mention the chicken being better than the nugs-it is exactly the same...OK, the McDonald's ones were better, but not really great (kinda greasy).
 
2017-11-07 03:38:27 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Boneless chicken is for housewives and little kids.


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2017-11-07 04:03:50 PM  

ski9600: kdawg7736: It's all good to me.

Ok, I suck at starting a restaurant, but is there a way to make sriracha Kentucky Fried Chicken?  Like with a crispy crust and it's not all greasy and totally tender on the bite?


The website Serious Eats has a spicy buttermilk fried chicken, both whole parts and tenders/patties for sandwiches. I'd link but I'm on the mobile and suck. It is a food lab article with science and recipes. My only suggestion is to up the spices, but that may be a preference thing.

KFC is also trying to emulate the Nashville(?) chicken but they are doing is wrong with a sauce instead of part of the batter.
 
2017-11-07 04:08:14 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: Raising Cane's beats all.  Addictive sauce too.


This is the only acceptable answer. Those who disagree either a) haven't tried it or b) cannot be trusted to know what good food tastes like.
 
2017-11-07 04:24:43 PM  
A seafood restaurant near where I work (Moby Dick, 3nd and Winkler) has good chicken fingers. I go there every Wednesday.

I agree about Raising Cane's, though. Then again, tenders is their primary focus, so they had better be good at it.
 
2017-11-07 04:29:13 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: Raising Cane's beats all.  Addictive sauce too.


We don't have those here. Zaxby's isn't on the list. But the best chicken tenders I ever had have apparently been discontinued: Shell's seafood in Florida used to do a Jack Daniel's Buffalo Chicken and Shrimp appetizer that was big enough for a meal, especially combined with salad or soup. The "tenders" were pretty much a whole breast filet. They still do a Buffalo shrimp appetizer, but they've taken the "JD" branding off of it. Most of their restaurants closed after the 2008 crash, too.
 
2017-11-07 04:44:56 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: Raising Cane's beats all.  Addictive sauce too.


THIS
 
2017-11-07 04:49:31 PM  
Popeye's tenders, blackened > spicy > mild. With generous amounts of Cholula/Tabasco/etc.
 
2017-11-07 04:50:00 PM  
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When will they compare these from every chain?
 
2017-11-07 05:01:57 PM  

Dimensio: A seafood restaurant near where I work (Moby Dick, 3nd and Winkler) has good chicken fingers. I go there every Wednesday.

I agree about Raising Cane's, though. Then again, tenders is their primary focus, so they had better be good at it.


Raising Cane's is pretty good stuff but I would actually go there if I could just get an order of tenders. I don't want fries, coeslaw, toast and a drink.
 
2017-11-07 05:23:22 PM  

McGrits: ski9600: kdawg7736: It's all good to me.

Ok, I suck at starting a restaurant, but is there a way to make sriracha Kentucky Fried Chicken?  Like with a crispy crust and it's not all greasy and totally tender on the bite?

The website Serious Eats has a spicy buttermilk fried chicken, both whole parts and tenders/patties for sandwiches. I'd link but I'm on the mobile and suck. It is a food lab article with science and recipes. My only suggestion is to up the spices, but that may be a preference thing.

KFC is also trying to emulate the Nashville(?) chicken but they are doing is wrong with a sauce instead of part of the batter.


http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20​1​5/07/the-food-lab-southern-fried-chick​en-recipe.html

I've made this several times and it is the mf'ing bomb.  Hell, I'm going to make it Saturday.
 
2017-11-07 05:26:30 PM  

JNowe: McGrits: ski9600: kdawg7736: It's all good to me.

Ok, I suck at starting a restaurant, but is there a way to make sriracha Kentucky Fried Chicken?  Like with a crispy crust and it's not all greasy and totally tender on the bite?

The website Serious Eats has a spicy buttermilk fried chicken, both whole parts and tenders/patties for sandwiches. I'd link but I'm on the mobile and suck. It is a food lab article with science and recipes. My only suggestion is to up the spices, but that may be a preference thing.

KFC is also trying to emulate the Nashville(?) chicken but they are doing is wrong with a sauce instead of part of the batter.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/201​5/07/the-food-lab-southern-fried-chick​en-recipe.html

I've made this several times and it is the mf'ing bomb.  Hell, I'm going to make it Saturday.


http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/07/th​e​-food-lab-best-southern-fried-chicken.​html

Top link is just the recipe.  Here's the science.
 
2017-11-07 05:35:51 PM  
Heaven Sent in Renton, WA. It's Oprah's favorite!
 
2017-11-07 06:11:57 PM  
Popeye's chicken in the Shiznit
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2017-11-07 06:27:26 PM  

JNowe: JNowe: McGrits: ski9600: kdawg7736: It's all good to me.

Ok, I suck at starting a restaurant, but is there a way to make sriracha Kentucky Fried Chicken?  Like with a crispy crust and it's not all greasy and totally tender on the bite?

The website Serious Eats has a spicy buttermilk fried chicken, both whole parts and tenders/patties for sandwiches. I'd link but I'm on the mobile and suck. It is a food lab article with science and recipes. My only suggestion is to up the spices, but that may be a preference thing.

KFC is also trying to emulate the Nashville(?) chicken but they are doing is wrong with a sauce instead of part of the batter.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/201​5/07/the-food-lab-southern-fried-chick​en-recipe.html

I've made this several times and it is the mf'ing bomb.  Hell, I'm going to make it Saturday.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/07/the​-food-lab-best-southern-fried-chicken.​html

Top link is just the recipe.  Here's the science.


Thanks for the assist.

Here is the chicken fried chicken recipe/science that is also awesome. I have also done this with pork for sandwiches and things:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/07/th​e​-food-lab-how-to-make-texas-chicken-fr​ied-chicken.html
 
2017-11-07 06:27:53 PM  
After clicking I realized I don't recall having any chicken tenders from any of those places.  I can say burger king had the worst chicken nuggets I've ever had though(my dog liked them at least).

I love love love a chick fil a sandwich it's always divine, I didn't know they had tenders but their nuggets are always dry and seem like they've been sitting in a warming bin for 2-3 hours.

darkeyes: Imaginativescreenname: Raising Cane's beats all.  Addictive sauce too.

THIS


I would THIS you if you had said Zaxby's including their sauce.
 
2017-11-07 07:33:12 PM  

max_pooper: Dimensio: A seafood restaurant near where I work (Moby Dick, 3nd and Winkler) has good chicken fingers. I go there every Wednesday.

I agree about Raising Cane's, though. Then again, tenders is their primary focus, so they had better be good at it.

Raising Cane's is pretty good stuff but I would actually go there if I could just get an order of tenders. I don't want fries, coeslaw, toast and a drink.


If you're really hungry you can get the 25 finger tailgate.
 
2017-11-07 07:47:39 PM  
Hands down, the best chicken strips are at Golden Chick. They're not a big chain, I think they're just in Texas right now, but they're strips are big and juicy with a light seasoned batter.

As far as their list, the only place I've had them from was Dairy Queen and I'd have to agree with their assessment. Horrible, as bad as Sonic's and pretty much for the same reason, the batter is think, dry and hard, which overshadows the meat itself.
 
2017-11-08 06:51:24 AM  
PDQ is pretty good...

But we are all missing the point here...since when do "serious food critiques" lower themselves to Fast Food?

He must be serious...who else would use the phrase "je ne sais pas" when reviewing KFC?!


The taste of their signatureeleven herbs and spicesis instantly recognizable, with the little cracks of black pepper scattered here and there in the breading standing out. The chicken is savory and fairly good, but it lacks a certain "oomph", a je ne sais pas that sets it apart with true and certain distinction.

 
2017-11-08 09:03:09 AM  

cchinni: PDQ is pretty good...

But we are all missing the point here...since when do "serious food critiques" lower themselves to Fast Food?

He must be serious...who else would use the phrase "je ne sais pas" when reviewing KFC?!


Assholes.

The answer to this question is assholes.
 
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