Best Fast Food Chicken Strips

What are the best fast food, over the counter style fried chicken places. Or who has the best fried chicken strips, tenders, fingers, nuggets, etc.

The Top Ten

1 Chick-Fil-A

Amen I love chick fil a whenever I want chicken chick fil a is where I go

These are hecking great

Simply the best, they are juicy with a slight sweet flavor to them. - udatermin81o

The first time I tried it I went back the same day to get another meal, it was too good to resist

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2 Cane's

The best

Best ever! Combine with fresh lemonade, and perfection.

How the hell raising canes is number 9 should be number 1

Cane's is EASILY the best chicken strip I've ever had. I'm from Chicago, so have had KFC, Popeye's, Wendy's, Church's & Long John Silver's (the second best in my humble opinion) since I was a kid. I had Cane's for the first time early this year and go back every time I'm in a state where there is a franchise.

Crossing my fingers they'll eventually move to Illinois so we can finally get a quality chicken strip.

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3 Popeye's

Literally the best tenders I've ever had

Love the spiciness and crispiness of their strips. KFC is way too greasy and soggy around my area.

Yes and also their biscuits. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

High quality chicken, with an amazing flavor! Hand breaded and made in house which is a huge freshness booster.

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4 Long John Silver's

Batter, not breading, really makes a difference. The best fast food chicken around in my opinion.

Yay fat people site

5 Kentucky Fried Chicken

It only ranks at #2 because there are not enough Popeye's or Church's all around the country

the restraunt that serves the best chicken. better than any other restraunt. - jack2463

I voted for this because I've never tried Chick-fil-a *continues to sob*

Actual chicken when you break a piece open-love the slightly crunchy texture. The meat is never dried out or in need of heavy dipping sauce.

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6 White Castle
7 Dairy Queen Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

I love Dairy Queens chicken... I think I just like chicken too much.

Their honey mustard is why the chicken strips are so good!

YES me and my friend (who likes Zaxby's) went here and it was great. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

SOLID honey mustard is great too. Where is Bojangles? yum.

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8 Chester's Fried

Plump juicy chicken pieces, you get a lot for your money - udatermin81o

9 Hardee's/Carl's Jr

Best with Chik-Filet second

Never had any. My town has a Hardee's. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

I love Hardee's hand battered fried chicken strips. To me, they're the most tender and always juicy, plus, I find them to be the least greasy of any of the other ff restaurants in central North Carolina. I pass by 3 such restaurants to get my fix of Hardee's hand battered fried chicken strips.

Their chicken tenders are so good! I love their honey mustard sauce they give with them.

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10 Golden Chick

Oh my God, Golden Chick is...Golden! While the price is arguably steep, the taste and quantity of food is there! Their tenders are delicious, but their spicy tenders are so flavorful! Plus their fries and bread are amazing! Also they have a plethora of great sides

This is not a place you find in most towns which is probably why it's not on top of the list! Their tenders are freshly prepared, juicy, golden, crunchy... made with love! As a bonus-- served with white gravy and sweet rolls! Nom Nom!

The Contenders

11 Zaxby's

The only one my extremely Picky, 42 year old, child will eat. Loves the Zaxby's sauce..

I do not understand how Zaxby's remains in business. If you want to pay high prices for bad food Zaxby's should be your destination.

Chicken strips+ zax sauce= KING OF ALL CHICKEN
jk but still the best

Just MAGICALLY DELICIOUS! Better than Chester's Fried! Chester's Fried and Cane's CRAP!

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12 Jack in the Box

I like to vote

Not overly spicy and the right amount of actual crunch!

So crispy and tender in all the right places

There just really crunchy

13 Church's Chicken

We have a Church's but my uncle once went there and couldn't understand what the worker was saying. And had the order wrong. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Super tender, and the white gravy is the best hands down. If you like gravy with your chicken, Church's is the best. Also, all for some spicy sprinkle, you won't be disappointed.

Love Church's please come to Southwest PA

Love that marinated taste with a fresh jalapeno.

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14 Bojangles

I have heard of them when I was at a vacation in Georgia but never went. I live in Arkansas by the way. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

The only reason this is so low is because it's regional but it's the best chicken strips ever perfect blend of spices to get your juices flowing

Best chicken tenders ever!

The chicken tastes so fresh. All around perfection.

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15 Raising Cane's

Only in New Orleans and Mobile as far as I know, but their chicken tenders blow all others out of the water!

The best chicken strips and their sauce is delicious!

They are the tits

Cane's is definitely the best. There are several locations in North Texas (DFW) as well.

16 Sonic

My dad died choking on chicken from this supreme and sophisticated restuarant it reminds me of A+W where my mom choked on a hot dog DON"T EAT AND DRIVE!

Every time I have one, there were fat parts everywhere. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

My friend's father owns a local Sonic, so every time we have a party he brings Sonic chicken. It tastes super good and I think that it is reasonably healthy for fried chicken.

They have a pretty good flavor to them - udatermin81o

17 Wendy's

I just check this page for best chicken strips and since Wendy's was around the corner less than 1/2 mile I figured to try them. They were they worst chicken I every should had drove the extra 1/4 to KFC since they were rated better. They should remove Wendy's from list.

The chicken nuggets are best with ranch, and to dip in the frosty with your sprite on the side and 500 French fries in your mouth! I LOVE THEM so MUCH!

Yeah in a way. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

By far my favorite fast food option.

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18 Burger King Burger King Burger King (BK) is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Headquartered in the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the company was founded in 1953 as InstaBurger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain. After Insta-Burger King ran into financial difficulties more.

I love their chicken fries but my family for some reason is against them...

One time, I found a feather and some bones. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Very tasty,i love them

My favorite EVER!

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19 PDQ

They set out to do one thing: make the best chicken tender. They've done it!

Fresh chicken and turkey, good salads and sandwiches. Better than the other chains hands down.

Amazing dipping sauces to go with the crispy, juicy chicken!

Love them we need one in Palmetto,FL

20 McDonald's

It's from the most popular resturuant

Sarcasm... Ready?

Oh, how I love their nuggets, those 5 percent nuggets, I could eat them everyday, bones and all - CityGuru

Ha ha very funny. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

If you like pink goop, giblets, bones, neck, and butt.

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21 Chicken Express

Best Chicken tenders Ever. Just wish I could get them in Ky.

KFC is so overrated, this is where it is when it comes to chicken tenders! For regular fried chicken, our local grocery store chain, United, their deli has the best bone-in fried chicken EVER. KFC is good too, just not as good as these.

Best tenders, best variety of sides and Famous sweet tea... Doesn't get much better than that

The best chicken, hands down. End of review.

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22 Clover's
23 Guthrie's

I am a chicken finger fanatic. I've tried them all & Guthrie's is the best for a chain restaurant! Also (not a chain but definitely worth mentioning) Speedy Pig in Russellville, AL has the best chicken fingers, fries, & dipping sauce!

Anyone who has had Guthrie's knows what I'm talking about.

24 Checker's/Rally's

I absaulitly love checkers if I could without getting.sick I would all day evetyday

25 Steak n' Shake

They are so good that I order 6 of them and finish my plate every time

Very good better than other places in St. Petersburg, Fla

26 A&W

I love A&W chicken strips sooo much! Because whenever me and my friend hang out we always go there to eat! 11/10 so good!

27 Huey Magoos

There the best

Kick but batter excellent sauce!

28 Go Chicken Go

They were number one.


29 Jollibee

Crispy chicken skin will melt in your mouth

Heaven taste

Chicken Joy is delicious.

30 Layne's of College Station

Layne's so good make you slap yo mama

31 Bush's Chicken

Bush's Chicken is the best and has a lots of side dishes. A lot more variety than Cane's and Church's

If I can't have Popeye's or Church's - Bush's is next - another francise welcome in Southwest PA


32 Culvers

The best! Chicken is so tender and batter is light and crunchy!

I love Culvers they have the best kind of chicken, ice cream (custard), and cheese curds

33 Slim Chickens

Really good chicken strips. It's amazing ha I eat there almost everyday. I think they may be better than canes. Kind of similar though. Just a lil bit better

34 Whataburger

They are terrific! 4 out of 5!

35 Wingstop
36 St.Hubert

A French Canadian chain that literally makes the best chicken you will ever taste.

37 KFC
38 Chicken Now

How are they not on the list yet. Both their tenders & signature sauce is better than Chick-fil-A.

39 Jay's Deli

They are so good by far the best I have ever tasted

40 Friendly's

The chicken tenders are pretty awesome and especially when you have them with the waffle fries. Such a good combination

41 Cook Out

Crunchy and still moist inside great tasting and great texture

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List Stats

1,000 votes
41 listings
9 years, 329 days old

Top Remixes

1. Chick-Fil-A
2. Cane's
3. Long John Silver's
1. Hardee's/Carl's Jr
2. Chick-Fil-A
3. Zaxby's
1. Church's Chicken
2. McDonald's
3. Chick-Fil-A


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