What Is a Chicken Tender?
What Are Chicken Tenderloins?
Chicken tenderloins, or chicken tenders, are attached to the underside of a chicken breast. They are often sold cut off from the chicken breast in separate packaging, though you can still buy a chicken breast with a tenderloin attached. Chicken tenderloins, which are sometimes called “hanging tenders”, are around 1 1/2 inches wide and 5 inches long. The white string you find on a chicken tender is a tendon and, while technically edible, is unpleasant to eat and can be removed by pulling it from the tender.