Ongoing supply chain crisis causes massive chicken tender shortage

According to the Today Show, the ongoing supply chain crisis has brought a new level of untold suffering into American lives: a nationwide chicken tender shortage.

Chicken tenders are the latest item affected by supply chain issues during the pandemic, which experts say may mean higher prices for them at the grocery store and restaurants.


Chicken tenders, which are the smaller fillet of a whole chicken breast, require more processing to package and sell than chicken nuggets, which are made of scrap meat from the whole bird. That is why tenders can be harder to find or more costly, according to industry experts. 

The price of a value pack of chicken tenders has gone up nearly a dollar per pound since this same time last year, from $3.02 to $3.99 on average, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Major chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken and A&W have changed their marketing plans to omit tenders from promotions in order to avoid selling out of them.

Today spoke with a parents who are reeling from the devastating impact of having to feed their children literally anything other than chicken tenders. While this can, admittedly, be a difficult task, it's the hardly the worst thing in the world — but that hasn't stopped the GOP from blaming the whole thing on Biden, that dictatorial poultry president.