Chicken tenders can be served as a main dish, appetizer, or snack. They are best served with some sides or dipping sauce. In this post, we explore several sides that pair well with chicken tenders. Keep reading to learn more!
What to Serve with Chicken Tenders?
If you’re serving chicken tenders, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a few things on hand to serve with them. Here are some easy recipes to serve with your chicken tenders – plus, some side dishes that pair well with chicken.
Mashed Potatoes with Chives:
For an easy, delicious side dish, try whipping up a batch of mashed potatoes with chives. Simply add chopped chives to a bowl of cold, boiled, and mashed potatoes, and stir to combine. Top with dill, parsley, and a few pats of butter before serving.
Honey Dijon Sauce:
If you’re looking for a deliciously simple sauce to serve with your chicken tenders, try whipping up a batch of honey dijon sauce. Simply combine one cup of honey with one Dijon mustard, and mix well. Place in the microwave and heat for two minutes, until thickened.
Buttery Steak Au Jus:
For another easy and delicious dish to serve with your chicken tenders, try this steak au jus. Simply place four tablespoons of butter in a saucepan, and cook over medium heat. Slowly add chopped garlic, and cook for a minute or two. Next, add four cups of beef stock, and cook over low heat until slightly reduced. Place two pounds of beef tenderloin in the saucepan, cover, and cook until the beef is tender. Slice and serve with mashed potatoes.
What are some of the best ways to serve chicken tenders?
Chicken tenders are a popular dish on many restaurant menus. How can you serve chicken tenders at home?
You can pan-fry chicken tenders. Start by heating up a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add a tablespoon of oil. Place three pieces of chicken in the skillet and cook until the meat is done – about 5 minutes per side. Serve the chicken tenders with a side of french fries.
What are the best sides to serve with chicken tenders?
As one of the most popular meals for family get-togethers and casual meals with friends, chicken tenders, which are essentially small pieces of chicken, is the perfect dish to serve with side dishes. Some of the most popular side dishes to serve with chicken tenders are mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and coleslaw.
Here are the top sides serve with chicken tenders:
Coleslaw is light, fresh, and full of texture, and most importantly is also a versatile side dish that can be eaten with many different meals. Specifically, coleslaw goes well with chicken tenders. To make coleslaw, simply mix some shredded cabbage with salt, pepper, and vinegar. Then, toss the shredded cabbage with some mayonnaise. Coleslaw is a delicious side to serve with chicken tenders.
Mashed potatoes are also great sides to serve with chicken tenders. They are creamy and a little spicy, which is a great pairing with chicken tenders.
Baked sweet potatoes:
Finally, baked sweet potatoes are great sides to serve with chicken tenders. They are light and full of flavor, which makes them a fantastic pairing.
Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a Mexican-inspired dish that is easy to make. Simply boil some macaroni and cheese, drain, add some butter, and season with salt and pepper.
Chicken tenders can also be served with a variety of different sauces
When it comes to chicken tenders, there are a lot of different ways you can serve them. Some people prefer them plain, while others prefer them dipped in a sauce. Here are a few of the most popular chicken tenders sauces to get you started:
- buffalo sauce
- honey mustard sauce
- barbecue sauce
- sesame sauce
- teriyaki sauce
- hot sauce
- sour cream
- cheddar cheese
If you’re looking for a sauce to try, be sure to explore the options available online or in your local grocery store. You never know, you might just find a new favorite sauce!
Chicken tenders can be served with a variety of sides. However, the most common sides consist of french fries, rice, and coleslaw.
Do you have any unique sides that you enjoy with your chicken tenders? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!