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    21 Mouthwatering Ways To Up Your Chicken Tender And Fry Game

    Go ahead and cheat on Dino Nuggets. You deserve it.

    We all know that chicken tenders are precious.

    And that there's only one way to react when someone tries to take what's yours.

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    But there are endless possibilities beyond the basic combo.

    1. Baked Honey Chicken Tenders / Via

    Actually finger-licking good. Check out the recipe here.

    2. Herbed Chicken Tenders with Rosemary and Parmesan / Via

    These will totally convince your mom that you've been eating "real food". Check out the recipe here.

    3. Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Dipping Salsa / Via

    So good it's almost like taking a couple vacation days. Recipe here.

    4. Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders / Via

    Serve over rice instead of calling for takeout...again. Recipe here:

    5. Sriracha Chicken Tenders With Cool Ranch Dip / Via

    SRIRACHA. CHICKEN. TENDERS. Get the recipe here

    6. Chili Honey Lime Chicken Tenders / Via

    The only excuse you need whip up a pitcher of margs. Take a look at the recipe here.

    7. Southern-Style Chicken Tenders with Sweet Tea Dipping Sauce / Via

    Feel free to make an approximately bathtub-sized amount of sauce. Get the recipe here.

    8. Paleo Chicken Fingers With Garlic Dijon Dipping Sauce / Via

    Almond flour and sesame seeds team up to give these guys a nutty and satisfying crunch. See the recipe here.

    9. Crispy Chicken Sticks / Via

    #TBT to your favorite fast food item from the "new millennium". Recipe here.

    10. Tofu Fingers With Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce / Via

    Marinade the tofu in some of the dipping sauce before cooking for an extra punch of flavor. Check out the recipe here.

    11. Cornmeal-Crusted Tenders With Peach BBQ Sauce / Via

    This is the work lunch that all other work lunches aspire to be. Recipe here.

    12. Homemade Dill French Fries / Via

    The fresh, herby flavor makes these feel light well into your third helping. Get the recipe here.

    13. Vegan Seasoned Steak Fries / Via

    Paprika and Cumin are truly the Marshall and Lily of fry seasonings. See the recipe here

    14. Ranch Sweet Potato Fries / Via

    Honestly, just plan on making a double batch. Get the recipe here.

    15. Shoestring Fries With Lemon Salt & Rosemary / Via

    For those days you're feeling super fancy. Take a look at the recipe here.

    16. Copycat Arby's Curly Fries / Via

    We all know the fries are the best part of any Arby's run. Take a look at the recipe here.

    17. Buffalo Chicken Waffle Fries / Via

    Some enjoy these with a fork and others aren't afraid to live a little. Recipe here.

    18. Healthier Parmesan Fries / Via

    Baked, but still deliciously cheesy. See the recipe here.

    19. Avocado Fries With Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce / Via

    Because you really should eat something green today. Get the recipe here.

    20. Oven Fries With Easy Garlic Aioli / Via

    Pro Tip: Mix the leftover dip with shredded cheese to make the base of a killer garlic bread. Recipe here.

    21. Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries With Vanilla Glaze / Via

    Why stop at dessert? Get the recipe here.

    Go forth and enjoy.