Another product from Kroger’s Simple Truth product line up, one that promises minimal preservatives and the like. These come in a large freezer bag, that thankfully unlike so many others, IS resealable.
Cooking: Bake, microwave, or air fry like me – the latter takes about six minutes at high temp.
Taste and texture: Clean tasting per the Simple Truth branding promise. These tenders were surprising not overtly salty either. The texture is somewhat rubbery and the breading is minimal, quite thin. The flavor is that recognizable chicken tender one – which is to say vaguely onion-garlic, a somewhat neutral palate perfect for your choice of dip or sauce.
Overall: About as middle of the round a chicken tender as you’d hope to find. I did enjoy the cleaner taste, it’s clear there’s less junk here than some competitors. I’d have no problem picking these up again if I wanted to indulge my inner dunker.
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