Friday, April 1, 2011

Tyson Chicken Grilled and Ready

As with any busy mom, there are times that are more busy than others. Right now, we are between sports. Sure, we still have swimming lessons, but that is simply a one night a week commitment. Late Spring and Summer seem to be our busy time. There are generally three nights a week that we have either practice or a game for soccer and baseball.

Even during these times, family meals are important to me (and to my family!). The challenge with family meals during the busy season is that sometimes we are trying to eat before practice, which generally means I have mere minutes from walking in the door to when I need to have dinner on the table, or we are eating after practice, which means that we are pushing into bedtime and I still have a constrained time frame in which to make dinner. The flip side of the challenge is that I want to provide my family with a healthy meal. Sure, I could run through this drive thru or that or pick up carry out every night, but whereas these make nice treats, they can't be a regular part of our menu.

One shortcut that I have found that works well for me is Tyson® Grilled & Ready™ Frozen or Refrigerated Chicken Strips. Many of our favorite meals start with chicken. Normally, the preparation of the chicken is part of the recipe/meal preparation, but with Tyson Chicken Grilled and Ready, I can side step that part of the preparation and move right into the meal. They can make meal preparation a cinch.

The easiest meal is to use them along with some Romaine and Parmesan for a quick Chicken Caesar salad. Served with a loaf of bread, it is a hearty (and yet reasonably light and healthy) meal.

Sometimes, I will take the strips and dice them to use for chicken tacos. I can cut up my toppings in advance (usually the night before), so a quick warm up of the chicken with a little taco seasoning and we are ready to eat.

Making a pasta dish? Simply prep your favorite sauce and add the chicken, while the noodles cook. I like to saute some onions and garlic in a pan. Then, add some canned petite diced tomatoes to the pan. Add the chicken to the sauce, as strips or dice it up if you prefer. Since I generally serve this with Angel Hair, which cooks in a matter of minutes, it is a quick, flavorful meal that I can get on the table on a busy sport night.

The chicken strips also work well for wraps. Grab some of your favorite flavored wraps, along with some tomatoes, lettuce, onions and condiments and let your family build their favorite wrap. You can also add in bacon or cheese. Serve with a side of carrots and celery and/or a cup of fresh fruit salad for a quick balanced meal.

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    80 comments:

    Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

    Chicken Sandwiches, Pizza, pretty much anything!

    Steph S said...

    I'd use these to make pie iron quesadillas for camping trips this summer!

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    debbielynne said...

    Chicken salad ~ can't wait for summer, one of my favorites.

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    Sharon said...

    I would use these to make chicken fahitas!!!

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    allysmama said...

    I'd make BBQ chicken pizza or Chicken Caesar wraps
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    Andrea D said...

    I use the refrigerated strips in my salad...I put peperchinis ( not sure how to spell it, but the hot peppers) in with my salad, with some vinegertte dressing and the hubby loves it!!

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    eclairre said...

    Adding teriyaki sauce and tossing it with rice. YUM!

    Jackie said...

    I like to dice chicken, cook with onions and green peppers and serve in pita pockets. My family loves them! Thanks!
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    Lori Sifuentes said...

    I would make a pasta and chicken dish with the new phily cooking cream.

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    Theresa said...

    We would probably just eat them straight out of the bag!

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    NeedANap2 said...

    Would be great for a quick wrap but I would use bbq sauce, lettuce, tomato, and cheese. Love the grilled taste without the work!

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    Jay said...

    I would make it like a fajita with tortilla.

    Marilyn said...

    I like to make chicken wraps.

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    Miss Sarah said...

    I'd love to use these in Santa Fe Roll-Ups! Yumm!

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    Lindsey said...

    I won't really be using a recipe so much as making my kitchen-impaired husband capable of making himself a balanced meal. This will be something easy to add to salad.

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    Anonymous said...

    I've tried these and they're super for salads! Thanks for sharing!

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    Tamara B. said...

    I would make some Fajitas or some Chicken Alfredo.
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    Carole Spring said...

    I would use the chicken when making 'White Chicken Chilli with Pesto' soup. (recipe from Cooking Light)
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    Shelley said...

    I'd probably use it for Chicken Fajitas or on top of a big salad--my kids love salads. Thanks
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    barbara.montyj said...

    My own easy recipe - Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Strips, stir fry veggies and sauce.
    That's it!
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