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Difference Between Chicken Tenders and Chicken Fingers

Chicken is one a favorite type of meat for most people. It is versatile, hence can be prepared using various methods such as frying, roasting and even boiling. To make it more enjoyable, it can be prepared into tenders, nuggets, strips, fritters, and fingers. Although the base ingredient for these is chicken meat, they have differences based on the chicken part they are prepared from as well as the final outcome.

 

What is Chicken Tenders?

This is chicken prepared from the more tender part of a chicken, commonly the pectoralis minor, which is the part underneath the chicken breast. When cooked properly, they are tender and moist.

 

What is Chicken Fingers?

These are strips of chicken meat derived from the chicken breast or the inner breast muscle.

 

Similarities between Chicken Tenders and Chicken Fingers

  • Both are derived from chicken meat

 

Differences between Chicken Tenders and Chicken Fingers

Definition

Chicken tenders refers to chicken prepared from the more tender part of a chicken, commonly the pectoralis minor, which is the part underneath the chicken breast. On the other hand, chicken fingers refers to strips of chicken meat derived from the chicken breast or the inner breast muscle.

Tenderness

While chicken tenders are more tender as they are derived from the more tender part of a chicken, chicken fingers are may be less tender as they may be derived from chicken breast or the inner breast muscle.

Chicken Tenders Vs. Chicken Fingers

 

Summary of Chicken tenders vs. Chicken fingers

While chicken tenders refers to chicken prepared from the more tender part of a chicken, commonly the pectoralis minor, which is the part underneath the chicken breast, chicken fingers refers to strips of chicken meat derived from the chicken breast or the inner breast muscle. Although they are derived from different parts of the chicken, they are both delicacies.

 

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Tabitha graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, whereby she specialized in Finance. She has had the pleasure of working with various organizations and garnered expertise in business management, business administration, accounting, finance operations, and digital marketing.

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