McDonald's Bringing Back Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders held a coveted spot on the McDonald's menu for an impressive 11 years. And although the fast food giant nixed the item in 2013

Ronald brought them back as Chicken Selects in 2015—only to slash 'em off again due to lack of popularity. "We had had tenders in the past

chicken fingers in the past, that just didn't meet expectations," Jason Black, a Birmingham-area McDonald's franchisee, dished to 

The third time's the charm. "We had such success with the buttermilk crispy chicken sandwich that we thought we should try that with the tender recipe

Mickey D's is reportedly testing its new Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Tenders recipe in parts of Alabama and North Carolina

Has even featured the menu item on its website, which shows that you can order the spiced buttermilk-battered tenders in multiple sizes ranging

From a three-piece order to a 20-piece! To put things into perspective, let's compare the four-piece tenders' nutritionals to the four-piece Chicken McNuggets order

While the McNuggets boast a lower calorie, fat, sodium, carb, and protein count, the Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Tenders are larger and more filling

we like that they're concocted with lean, boneless, and skinless chicken breast. Since the latter contains more than half of the FDA's daily recommended sodium 

Intake, we suggest ordering the buttermilk nugget rivals only once in a blue moon, holding off on the dips, and chugging an extra glass of water between bites