Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tyson Grilled and Ready

We use chicken for a lot of meals at our house. When I am grilling chicken breasts, it is not uncommon for me to grill extra for the next night's meal. Sometimes though, weather is just not on my side. We have a George Foreman grill, but we bought it years ago before the trays were removable and it is a pain to clean so I am lazy and just don't use it. So, I have occasionally purchased the refrigerated pre-cooked chicken breasts for use in salads and pasta dishes to save some time (and effort). For me, the challenge with the refrigerated product can sometimes be using it before it expires - menus change and items get lost in my refrigerator, only to surface a week after the usage date.

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.

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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.


71 comments:

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Something Mexican....maybe fajitas!

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I would use it to make Grilled Chicken Salads!

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I'd make my favorite....chicken caeser wrap!

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I'd use them for enchiladas!

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Katie @ Frugal Femina said...

I would love to try it with chicken tacos.

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I think pasta salad with chicken sounds good!
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I would use it in either salads or fajitas!
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I would use the chicken to make my favorite chicken alfredo dish.
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NeedANap2 said...

I'd probably use it for quick bbq chicken fajitas or bbq chicken pizza - yum!!! Would be great to have some on hand to use. :)

Theresa said...

I would make chicken salad!

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Chicken quesadillas

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I would make chicken enchiladas or a chicken salad!
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I would make grilled chicken salad.

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I would use it for chicken tacos!
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I want to make chicken wraps.

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Amber said...

I use this all the time...I used it yesterday when I made chinese stir-fry!

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Nicole-Lynn said...

Great giveaway! I would use the chicken to make grilled chicken sandwhiches! Add bacon, swiss and honey mustard! Yum!

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Jennai said...

I would use both chicken and beef in Fajitas
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