This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.
It’s getting to be that season again – the school buses are making the rounds again, the leaves are turning colors, and there is a chill in the air. Yep – it’s football season!! (What – you thought I was going to say fall? Yes – it’s that season too).
We love football here in Wisconsin and life pretty much revolves around game time. We love having friends over to watch the games with us (and yell at the TV a bit when things aren’t going our way). And what goes well with a football game and friends? Food, of course! Foods that are easy to pick up and eat with your fingers are great.
We love putting out Tyson® chicken when we are entertaining. There is such a huge variety of Tyson products to choose from – there is something for everyone: Tyson Any’tizers® Popcorn Chicken, Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets, Tyson Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips, Tyson Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, Tyson Refrigerated Chicken Strips and Tyson Naturals® Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets.
We headed to our local Meijer and stocked up on Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets (popular with everyone since they are made all natural* ingredients and chicken and are antibiotic-free).
*minimally processed and no artificial ingredients
Tyson Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips are Jay’s personal favorite because they have no antibiotics ever, are made with all natural* ingredients and are made with white meat chicken.
*minimally processed and no artificial ingredients.
We love Tyson Naturals Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets for our gluten-free friends and family. The gluten-free nuggets are made from chicken raised with no antibiotics ever, are made with 100% real, simple, all-natural* ingredients (*minimally processed and no artificial ingredients), are made with white meat chicken and have gluten-free breading. They have no added hormones or steroids** (**Federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken).
While we were there, I also picked up the ingredients to make some fun dipping sauces. While ketchup and ranch are certainly staples for dipping chicken in, I wanted to branch out a bit and get a little fancier. And by “fancier” I mean something that tasted different but wasn’t very hard to make! I searched and found a few dipping sauces that I thought sounded interesting and changed them up a little to suit my family’s tastes. I’m excited to share them with you today!
This is a completely unique sauce – I’m not sure how to even describe it. It goes really well on chicken and also works on other meats, vegetables, or anything else really.
- 1 c. mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ c. butter, melted and cooled
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
Combine mayo, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt, and paprika with a whisk until well blended. Add melted butter and garlic and stir until combined. Cover and put in fridge for at least an hour. Garnish with chives before serving.
Nutty BBQ Sauce
This is a sweet and nutty take on a barbeque sauce. It’s delicious on all kinds of chicken!
- 1/3 c. of your favorite barbecue sauce
- 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 c. orange juice
- 2 Tbsp chopped green onions
- Combine all ingredients and allow to sit for an hour before serving. Sprinkle a few more green onions on top for garnish.
Honey Sesame Sauce
This sauce is sassy with a soy base and a ginger kick. It works well on grilled veggies too.
- 1/2 c. honey
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 c. soy sauce
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- Toasted sesame seeds (for garnish)
Mix together the honey, sesame oil, vinegar, and soy sauce with a whisk. Add ginger and allow to sit for at least an hour (overnight is preferred).
Add toasted sesame seeds just before serving.
Now, with these three amazing dipping sauces, you probably won’t have any leftovers. But, on the off chance that you do, what can you do with them? Here’s a few recipe hack ideas:
- Wrap them in soft tortillas with lettuce, cut tomatoes, shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Instant tacos!!
- Place them at the bottom of a greased glass dish. Cover with your favorite pasta sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake until the cheese is warm and bubbly.
- Grill up some eggplant, zucchini, cherry tomatoes or whatever your favorite veggies are. Put veggies and nuggets on skewers and serve over some fancy rice.
What’s your favorite thing to do with your Tyson nuggets and/or tenders?