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Review: Tyson Grilled & Ready Frozen Chicken

I am always leery of pre-cooked meals, meats especially, so I was a bit skeptical to try these grilled & ready chicken breasts. But hey, I got free coupons from Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program so I thought it couldn’t hurt. I can always get rid of it if I didn’t like it.

Well, I didn’t throw them out and I actually went and bought a pack for my daughter last weekend when we dropped her off for summer school. These were actually quite good and didn’t have that dry and gummy pre-cooked taste that I was expecting. They were well seasoned and moist, and tasted just like the way I would have cooked them.

With the warmer weather and abundance of fresh produce in the markets, we have been making more salads and sandwiches and we have used Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Frozen Chicken Breast Fillets as an easy addition for these meals. The package that I bought for my daughter when we dropped her off at her dorm last weekend, she used in a stirfry and worked out wonderfully. This pre-cooked pack is perfect for her because she doesn’t like to mess with raw meat anyway, much less in her dorm’s kitchen. She said it was the quickest and easiest stirfry she has ever made with us buying pre-cooked chicken and pre-sliced vegetables.

Ok, it probably cost more than it needed to be, but for the convenience for someone who doesn’t have a full kitchen at her disposal but still wants to be able to eat home-cooked meals, it was worth the price.

As for us at home, we’ve had the luxury of incorporating it into our favorite dishes. My youngest daughter loves soups, for instance. So when we gathered some leeks from the garden a few weeks ago, she immediately requested potato leek soup. Just before serving, she topped her soup with a few pieces of grilled chicken breasts that she warmed up in the microwave, a bit of cheese, and she had a hearty but light supper!

potato leek soup with chicken

“As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a coupon for a pack of Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Frozen Chicken Breast Fillets”

Grilled & Ready Chicken GIVEAWAY

Grilled & Ready Chicken Salad

Technically, it’s spring time in the Carolinas but already we’ve had some summer like weather that made us want to pull out the grill. We’ve been so busy working on the garden though that we haven’t had time to pull out the grill and get some charcoals. Luckily, I was asked to review this Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken which comes pre-cooked and can be found in the freezer section of the grocery store. I got the plain grilled but they also come in other flavors like Southwestern and Fajita chicken. If chicken is not your thing, they also have the Grilled and Ready Seasoned Beef Strips.

I was going to try and dress it up but my always hungry daughters came home from school one day and found these in the freezer. Luckily, they know by now to always take photos of any samples I receive to review before they tear into them.
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