I recently was contacted about trying Tyson Grilled & Ready refrigerated and frozen products. Knowing the luck I have had with not always getting to use the refrigerated product, I decided to try the frozen chicken. My husband picked it up for me and grabbed a bag of the Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast.
We tried it for the first time this week (he picked it up weeks ago, I just never got a chance to use it. See what I mean!). I liked that the bag is a resealable bag, allowing me to use as little or as much as I need and to set the rest back in the freezer for future use. In addition, there is a bag inside of the bag, which I have to believe would help it stay fresher longer before opening. I was glad to find that I could pull out just a few pieces, they weren't all frozen together.
The preparation was simple. You can warm it in the microwave, but 3 to 5 minutes in a skillet is all the prep time needed for this already cooked chicken. From my perspective, you could warm it in a skillet and add to your recipe or even just add it right from the freezer into the pan with the rest of your ingredients.
The chicken was juicy and flavorful. I liked that it was available in a plain grilled/oven roasted variety with just simple seasonings. The fact that is was plain allows it be very versatile and to work in recipes, on salads, in pasta and more.
I like to use diced chicken with pasta. One way I prep it is to simply add the already cooked, diced chicken to a skillet with fresh diced tomatoes (or canned diced tomatoes work out of season) and some Italian seasoning. Toss it with some angel hair pasta for a quick, light and flavorful dish. It's also an easy thing to add to some linguine and Alfredo sauce for another easy meal option.
In addition to the Oven Roasted Diced Chicken variety that my husband picked up for us to try, the Grilled and Ready line is available as Chicken Breast Fillets, Chicken Strips, Southwest Chicken Strips, Fajita Chicken Strips and even Seasoned Beef Strips. The products, other than the breast fillets which are only available frozen, are available either frozen or refrigerated.
The Whole Breast Fillets are their newest addition to the line and I plan to try them next. They are fully-cooked, lean, boneless, skinless recipe-ready chicken breasts - the perfect protein for any entrée, salad or sandwich. I like that they are 98% fat free and contain no preservatives. I'm thinking that the Whole Breast Fillets, which also can be microwaved, would be a great option for packing an easy to prepare, lean protein in my lunch.
Would you like to try some? In addition to the coupons that Tyson provided for me to try the Grilled and Ready product line, I received coupons to share with readers. Two (2) A Busy Mom of Two readers will each win one coupon for one FREE Tyson Grilled and Ready product.
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No compensation was received for this post. A coupon for a free bag was provided by Tyson, so that I might try the product and share my experience. In addition, coupons were provided for a giveaway.