Are these the best chicken tenders in Indianapolis? That’s a question I wasn’t expecting to ask myself when I ordered this savory delight at Chatham Tap. Upon my first bite, I said to myself, “Oh wow!”. I thought that chicken tenders were just, you know, chicken tenders. Some are good and some are bad, but at the end of the day, they’re chicken tenders. Why was this an experience unlike any other tenders experience I’ve had?
When I sat out to do my Prince Dean’s Angel Wings (Signature Sauce) review, I knew I was going to crown them the best wings in Indianapolis. They’re that good and nothing compares. The difference with chicken tenders is that almost every restaurant serves them, so there is more competition. To have the best chicken tenders in the city, they have to really stand out from the rest.
These tenders just look different. You can tell they are crispy, but they don’t appear to be over-saturated with breading, a problem with a lot of chicken tenders. More surprising is that they were still crispy after being dipped in the signature sauce. It’s the sauce I highly recommend, but you can also get them dipped in the following sauces: hot, mild, teriyaki, BBQ, Indian Curry, or chipotle-apricot.
The chicken is juicy and tender. When you pull them apart, the breading and chicken come off smoothly and together. No more ripping the breading off when you are trying to pull the tenders apart, if that’s something you like to do.
A bonus was that there was plenty of signature sauce at the bottom of the plate for extra dipping. I suggest trying a bite without the garlic-ranch to get that small hint of spice the signature sauce packs. If you don’t like spice, don’t worry as it’s not overpowering. It’s just there to say hello.
The tenders are a very big serving. I believe I had 4 or 5 tenders and they are not small. I was not able to eat them all.
These are the best chicken tenders I’ve had in Indianapolis, so I have to stamp it. These beauties are Demons Approved – Best in the City.