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Looking for the best fast food chicken fingers that aren't dry and boring? 

The answer may be right under your nose, according to a food critic with The Takeout

Dennis Lee, a writer for the Gizmodo Media Group's food blog, recounted his first magical encounter with Raising Cane's "drippingly juicy" chicken fingers in 2016 during a trip to Las Vegas in a recent post. 

Lee breaks down the appeal of Cane's chicken fingers, noting how its salty brining leaves eaters wanting another bite immediately and how its flavor lies in the chicken itself rather than its breading.

He also has high praise for the simplicity of Cane's menu, and how "Cane's Sauce" is the figurative icing on the cake that is a Box Combo. 

"I'm going to say it right now: These are the best fast food chicken fingers out there," Lee says. 

Lee's review makes it clear he's been hooked on Cane's chicken since that first encounter, and it's safe to say many in Louisiana (and any other state blessed to have a Raising Cane's) can relate to his enduring love for the franchise. 

"When it comes down to it, yes, they're just chicken fingers. But dammit, I had them for lunch today and I'm craving more," Lee says. 

Read Lee's full review here