Review for Tyson Blackened Flavored Chicken Breast Strips | Fully Cooked | Unbreaded
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If you’re a regular reader, you know by now that I’m a huge fan of all things blackened seasoning. A few years back I dropped a recipe for Blackened Chicken Tenders, and more recently a developed a recipe for Blackened Ranch Dressing and Blackened Catfish They’re all delicious and highly recommended. In fact, my recipe for Blackened Chicken Tenders continues to outperform every other recipe from my site on Google and Pinterest. A few times each week, someone will send over a photo of the tenders they made using the recipe; as a content creator that’s seriously the highest compliment I can receive.
That recipe was actually inspired by the Popeye’s version. I wanted a restaurant inspired keto-friendly meal/snack that my family and I could fall back on when we wanted to switch things up, without relying on fast food.
It wasn’t until recently that I realized that Tyson makes their own brand of Blackened Flavored Chicken Breast Strips. This seemed (to me) to be the perfect “in between” solution for those who don’t want fast-food, but don’t necessarily want to make chicken tenders from scratch either.
I figured that if I was curious about these tenders, then others must be as well so let’s jump into a comprehensive review.
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I suppose the most important element of any food purchase -outside of cost, and we’ll get to that later- is the taste. To make a short story shorter, these tenders are good. They come precooked and are tender and well-seasoned, without being too spicy. There’s just a touch of heat, which those with sensitive palates will appreciate. If you’re looking to film an episode of Hot Ones, then I’m sorry but your princess is in another castle. They are not tough, chewy, or overly salty.
Where to Buy Tyson Blackened Chicken:
I live in south Texas, and here are a few places that I know for sure sells this product:
I did some digging on websites for grocers not available in my area and found out that they are also sold at:
How Much do they Cost?
The average cost for a 20-ounce bag of Tyson Blackened Chicken strips is $6.88. 20 ounces converts to about 1.25 pounds. At my local store, you can purchase 2 pounds of chicken breast tenderloins for $2.98. You’re definitely paying more for the convenience of buying these pre-seasoned and precooked, therefore I don’t have to tell you that it’s more economical to buy your own chicken breast or chicken breast tenderloins, and season/cook them yourself. It doesn’t take long, but sometimes shaving just a few minutes off your day is worth it.
Are Tyson Blackened Tenders Keto Friendly?
One serving of this product contains 110 calories, 470 mg of sodium, and 20 grams of protein. They contain just one gram of carbohydrates, making them low-carb and keto-friendly.
Last, but not least I’ll give you a list of ingredients included in this product so that you can make a personal and informed decision about whether or not you want to purchase:
- Boneless skinless chicken breast strips with rib meat
- Citric acid
- Corn starch
- Dried garlic
- Dried onion
- Natural flavors
- Yeast extract
These are the “official” instructions, as printed on the bag. I’ve also found success cooking these chicken strips in my air fryer.
Tyson’s Preferred Method
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Place frozen strips on baking sheet.
3. Heat for 18 to 22 minutes or until hot.
1. Arrange frozen strips on microwave safe plate.
2. Heat, covered with microwave safe wrap, on HIGH: 2 – 4 pieces for 2-3 minutes. Do not overheat.
3. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before serving.
I’ve included everything I think you need to know before you purchase this product. If you think of any questions or comments, let me know in the comment box down below. Again, if you found this helpful in any way, you can help me out by sharing this post, following me on Instagram or Facebook, or signing up for my email list using the form at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to check out my recipe for DIY Blackened Tenders. They’re a dream. You can also browse my original recipes.
If you do decide to buy these, I have a delicious suggestion. After cooking, place them in a low-carb tortilla shell with shredded cabbage, spicy mayo, and freshly squeezed lime juice for quick & easy blackened chicken tacos.
Let me know what you think!