Even if you're in a pinch and need to save time, there are several things you should never heat up in the microwave. Such a dish is a chicken tender.
Reheating leftover crispy chicken tenders from the night before in the microwave the next day is a nightmare waiting to happen.
Your once-juicy tenders become dry and rubbery. So, reheat them slowly to preserve moisture. It's worthwhile.
Tossing chicken tenders into a pan and reheating them on the stovetop is a quick and easy way to reheat them evenly.
After bringing them to room temperature, spread a thin coating of vegetable oil on the bottom of your skillet.
Wait until the oil reaches a temperature of 400 degrees F. Fry the chicken tenders for only two minutes on one side over medium heat before flipping them over.
If they start to brown too rapidly in the pan, turn down the heat. Because they are already prepared, re-heating your chicken tenders won't take long at all.
Take them out of the skillet, dab some paper towels on them to absorb the excess oil, and give them some time to cool.
With the chicken tenders' moisture intact and no rubbery bits in sight, you may eat them with a dipping sauce as if you had just cooked them.