Recently Collective Bias and Tyson provided me with a $50 gift card to try Tyson's Grilled Chicken Breast Strips and to tell you about them. They also provided 10 free product coupons for me to give to you. Look for those details at the bottom of this post. All opinions are mine.
I found this product in the frozen foods section of my local Kroger. The 1.37 pound bag cost $8.49. The chicken strips are fully cooked and 100% breast fillet with no preservatives.
I had many ideas of how to use these strips. They only need to be heated up for a few minutes in the microwave or on the stove, and they are ready to serve. They could be served alone as the main dish. I thought about using them to make a grilled chicken salad, chicken BLT sandwiches, or chicken wraps. But I decided that fajitas sounded really good. Below is the recipe.
These fajitas were quite delicious, and extremely quick and easy to make. The chicken had a good flavor and was very tender.
The trade off for the wonderful convenience of this product is the cost. Time versus money is the perpetual choice that we face when trying to make frugal decisions. Although I enjoyed this product, I have to say that this would not be something I would buy for myself. We very rarely buy convenience foods such as this because of their cost.
A more frugal alternative would be to buy chicken breast to grill and freeze the strips for later use. Making your own convenience food would obviously involve more of your time, but it would be significantly less expensive.
I was very pleased with the taste and convenience of this product. There is only one thing that stops me from giving it a whole-hearted positive endorsement. That one thing is the price.
Would you like to try this product yourself for free? I'll be picking at random 10 people to send a free product coupon for Tyson Grilled Chicken. Entering is easy.
1) Leave a comment here with an idea of how you would use your ready grilled chicken.
2) Tweet, link here on Facebook or from your blog for an additional entry in the drawing. Leave a comment here saying where you've linked. Leave a separate comment for each link to get multiple entries.
You can get a maximum of four entries into the drawing. One for your initial comment, one for tweeting, one for linking on Facebook, and one for linking from your blog. Ten winners will be drawn randomly next Wednesday, March 17th. Good luck!