Test Kitchen Tip
Chicken tenderloins, also known as “tenders,” are pieces of meat found on the bone side of each breast half. They are easily recognizable by a white tendon that runs through them that looks and feels like a rubber band. It’s best to remove this tough tendon before cooking.
To remove the tendon, first detach the tenderloin from the breast meat. Just pull it away by hand. Next, holding the tip of the tendon with a paper towel, use the back of a paring knife to push the meat away from the tendon, see photo. Save and use the prepared tenders to make crispy chicken fingers or Asian stir fries.