|Alternative name(s)||Chicken fingers, chicken strips, toes, chicken fillets|
|Course||Appetizer, main course|
|Main ingredient(s)||Chicken, breading|
Chicken tenders, also known as chicken fingers, chicken strips or chicken fillets, are chicken meat prepared from the pectoralis minor muscles of the animal. These strips of white meat are located on either side of the breastbone, under the breast meat (pectoralis major). 
In the northeastern United States, chicken tenders are often made with an egg batter and have a smooth texture. This particular variety of chicken tenders, in this part of America, are often served in Chinese restaurants as an appetizer or as a main dish.
Elsewhere, the breading mixture can lack eggs and the texture of the dish itself can often be rather coarse. This version is often served alongside various dipping sauces. The dipping sauces can include: ketchup, blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, honey mustard, Buffalo wing sauce, butter and garlic, plum sauce, curry mayonnaise, sweet and sour sauce, or a southern traditional mixture such as Bumpkin Bob's original chicken finger sauce. These kind of chicken fingers are often served in a basket with French fries, served on a garden salad, or in a sandwich, such as a wrap or on a bun.
Chicken tenders are offered by various fast food chains such as Zaxby's, Dairy Queen, KFC, McDonald's "Chicken Select Strips" and Church's Chicken "Tender Strips". They are also a common offering on children's menus in American restaurants.
See also 
- Crispy Chicken Fingers Recipe, Ellie Krieger, Food Network
- Chinese Chicken Fingers. NeoGAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-19.
- Calories In Chinese Chicken Fingers Food. Livestrong.Com. Retrieved on 2012-04-19.
- How can I make Chinese chicken fingers like in the northeast? – Cooking – Stack Exchange. Cooking.stackexchange.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-19.
- Chinese Chicken Fingers | Denver. Yelp. Retrieved on 2012-04-19.
- Messenger, Brian. (2010-12-31) Chinese restaurants ready for year's busiest night » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA. Eagletribune.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-19.
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