You walk into a nice restaurant with your family, friends, or significant other and sit down at the candlelit table set with silverware and cloth napkins and pick up the menu to decide what you'll be eating. You spend a good 15 minutes scanning the menu full of fancy cuisines and thinking, "Hmm, maybe I'll try something different tonight," until you decide, "Hmm, maybe not," and order the chicken tenders and french fries like the devoted lover you are.
Sound familiar? Yeah, me too.
If you're anything like me, you've probably been a super picky eater most, if not all, of your life. I've been to my fair share of overpriced restaurants whose menu items have names that end in a long series of vowels, and I know that sometimes it can be kind of embarrassing to say, "I'll have the chicken tenders," to the waiter. BELIEVE ME, I get it.
But honestly, chicken tenders are awesome. They're filling, usually a good source of protein, and depending on what restaurant you're at, can be paired with a wide variety of bomb dipping sauces. And, they're usually pretty much one of the cheapest things on the menu, which is a BIG plus if you're a broke college girl like me.
In fact, if we're being super real right now, it makes the most sense to always order the chicken tenders. They're among the least expensive foods, you never have to worry about whether or not you're pronouncing the entirely too long dish name with a curly thing above every E and U right, and you always know EXACTLY what you're getting. If the restaurant can pop out lobster-kale-steak glazed with a light tangerine vinaigrette that was plated by Jesus Christ himself, then they certainly should not have trouble getting your chicken tenders to the perfect stage of crispiness.
There's no shame in the chicken tenders game. If you aren't super big on branching out and trying new foods you'll possibly (probably) not enjoy, treat yourself and order those tenders, and if you're thinking, "Hmm maybe I SHOULD try something different for real this time," be adventurous and order something different and fun. Order whatever the heck makes you happy because life is too short to eat anything other than what we love and crave.
So go out and order all the chicken tenders you want and don't let anyone tell you that you shouldn't or are "too old," because girl you deserve them and all their crispy and saucy deliciousness.