This could quite possibly be the best fast-food chicken I’ve ever eaten! I’m talking about Church’s Chicken’s new Honey-Butter Biscuit Tender Strips.
Church’s is famous for their Honey-Butter Biscuits, so it makes sense they would find a way to infuse their chicken with the sweet biscuit batter. The company describes it perfectly: Easy math — everything you love about Church’s in one bite. Put simply, honey-butter biscuits + all white meat chicken tenders = Honey-Butter Biscuit Tender Strips. It also comes with a delicious honey-butter dipping sauce.
I have to give full disclosure — this was actually the first time I’ve eaten at Church’s Chicken. I don’t know why I’ve never eaten there before, but when I found out about these new tenders I HAD to give them a try. The location I went to was a White Castle/Church’s Chicken combo. Not sure if that matters, though.
Honey-Butter Biscuit Tenders are available through May 22, while supplies last. An order of three Honey-Butter Biscuit Tenders, served with Honey-Butter dipping sauce and a biscuit, starts at $2.99.
Review: Honey-Butter Biscuit Tender Strips
Appearance: The chicken is served in a box that appropriately says “Love comes in small, delicious batches.” The chicken I got was so hot out of the oven, I could still see the oil glistening on top. Score! All three strips were covered in ample batter, which was golden brown and perfectly crisp and crunchy. I don’t think I’ve ever had such crispy fried chicken from a fast-food diner. It’s a light and airy batter, not a thick crunchy coating like usual.
Aroma: I thought there would be a smell of sweetness to these, but they really just kind of smelled like regular fried chicken.
Taste: The biscuit batter was so crisp and delicately crunchy, I couldn’t believe I was actually eating fast-food. These could easily go for four or five times the price in any restaurant. However, I was expecting the batter to be a lot sweeter — given its namesake. Dipping the tender in the honey-butter sauce is what really makes this a next level dish. That sauce is the boss! It has a thinner consistency than straight honey and leaves a delicious butter taste lingering behind.
Pros: The tenders were cooked to perfection, but then again, maybe I just got lucky. Sometimes, timing is everything when it comes to fast-food. The batter was yummy, but the honey-butter sauce was probably the best thing about this meal.
Cons: Lack of sweetness in the tender itself. Without the sauce it just kind of tastes like regular ol’ chicken.
Rating: 7 out of 10