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The Best Fast Food Chicken Nuggets

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The best fast food chicken nuggets include those classic bite-sized chunks of breaded and fried chicken, the crispy chicken strips and some tasty unbreaded chicken options. Chicken nuggets are a staple of any fast food restaurant and beloved by children everywhere but not all fast food chicken nuggets are created equal. Which top fast food restaurants have the best chicken nuggets? You decide that by voting on, adding to or re-ranking this list below!

Unsurprisingly, many of the top-rated fast food chicken nuggets are those produced by restaurants that specialize in chicken. Chick-fil-A, KFC, Popeyes, Bojangles' and Church's Chicken all earned top marks with their selection of chicken nuggets, chunks, bites, strips and popcorn chicken. Generally available in mild, spicy or extra crispy varieties, depending on the chain, these places are often tastier, juicier and crispier than those available at standard burger joints.

That said, chicken nuggets at burger restaurants are not bad either with competition amongst one another to provide more white meat and higher quality to stand above. McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Sonic, Jack in the Box, Carl's Jr, Arby's and Dairy Queen all got some love for their nuggets and chicken strips here as well.

While most are breaded, some chicken varieties stand out from the pack for their nakedness. Popeyes offers a naked tenders that's seasoned with cajun spices. Jack in the Box offers grilled tenders. Bojangles' roasts and marinades their chicken bites. None have any of that gluten- and carb-filled breading but how do these options stack up against the breaded nuggets? That's up to you, Rankers. Want more fast food chicken? Vote for the best fast food chicken sandwiches too!

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  1. 1
    Up 108
    Down 49

    Wendy's Chicken Nuggets

    93
  2. 2
    Up 70
    Down 41

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    KFC Popcorn Chicken

    93
  3. 3
    Up 62
    Down 31

    the people's #1
    Popeyes Spicy Chicken Strips

    89
  4. 4
    Up 122
    Down 29

    ranked low on reranks
    Chick-fil-A Nuggets

    86
  5. 5
    Up 53
    Down 27

    Popeyes Mild Chicken Strips

    83
  6. 6
    Up 37
    Down 25

    ranked high on reranks
    KFC Extra Crispy Tenders

    78
  7. 7
    Up 36
    Down 28

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    KFC Original Recipe Bites

    70
  8. 8
    Up 59
    Down 23

    ranked low on reranks
    Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Strips

    69
  9. 9
    Up 66
    Down 61

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

    69
  10. 10
    Up 57
    Down 28

    ranked low on reranks
    Wendy's Spicy Chicken Nuggets

    66
  11. 11
    Up 29
    Down 18

    Dairy Queen Chicken Strips

    57
  12. 12
    Up 27
    Down 19

    Popeyes Naked Chicken Strips

    55
  13. 13
    Up 29
    Down 23

    Arby's Prime Cut Chicken Tenders

    54
  14. 14
    Up 20
    Down 17

    Church's Chicken Tender Strips

    52
  15. 15
    Up 19
    Down 19

    Sonic Chicken Strips

    49
  16. 16
    Up 22
    Down 23

    Sonic Popcorn Chicken

    49
  17. 17
    Up 2
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    new! Charley Biggs / A&w Tenders

    47
    added by: apoda0706
  18. 18
    Up 19
    Down 23

    Carl's Jr. Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders

    47
  19. 19
    Up 13
    Down 19

    Bojangles' Homestyle Tenders

    44
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