May 29, 2010

News: Arby's New Prime-Cut Chicken Tenders

Arby's Prime-Cut Chicken Tender
For a limited time, Arby's is adding Prime-Cut Chicken Tenders with a tangy Buffalo dipping sauce to its chicken menu line-up. The Prime-Cut Chicken Tenders feature whole white meat from the prime cut of the chicken breast breaded and fried.

I'm not entirely sure what the prime cut of a chicken breast is, but I would hope that it's the best cut of the chicken breast. I think that means the tenders would be juicier and meaty and I would be sorely disappointed to find otherwise. Just my two cents as a consumer.

The Tenders are available in 3-piece and 5-piece orders.

Nutritional Info after the jump.

Nutritional Info - 3-piece (131g)
Calories - 360 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 730mg
Carbs - 28g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 23g


  1. Looks real good. I think these are what some people refer to as the "Tenderlon"? that is, the 99% fat free cut from the breat filet (that's what Perdue sells them as, I think)?

  2. I think Adam is right. There is no real "Tenderloin" on a chicken (or any foul, for that matter), but if you've ever butchered a chicken then you would see the "tender" hanging from the breast once it's been removed from the bone. You don't have to cut it off, just tug on it and it comes loose from the breast. This is what everyone sells as a tender.

  3. Aren't these just the old chicken tenders that Arby's took off their menu in favor of the popcorn chicken?

  4. I think, but am not sure, that it's just a newer recipe than the older ones.

  5. While this is the part that is usually referred to as the tenderloin most food manufacturers just use sliced up breast of chicken when making chicken tenders. Since the term 'Tenderloin' isn't directly regulated food producers can get away with calling a tenderloin any part of the main breast meat. The quality ones usually tend to only use the tenderloin for this.


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