Tyson Chicken Fries & Homemade Copycat Frosties #ChickenFryTime

chickenfryLet’s talk childhood eating habits for a minute, k?

I toooootally wish I could go back to my childhood favorite eats.. and childhood metabolism.  As I kid, I lived on fast food treats, and chicken nuggets + fries were no exception.  Hello, BEST.MEAL.EVER.

Since my grandma watched my brother, sister and I during the summertime, she would often send us to walk up to the nearest Wendy’s restaurant with a couple bucks so we could buy some lunch.  Each time, without fail, we’d each order a 5-piece chicken nugget, small fry, and small frosty.  Then we’d sit in the air conditioned dining area, leisurely munching on nuggets and fries.  It was one of those times when my brother, Alex, suggested we try dipping our fries into our frosty.  It was sweet, salty, sinful and totally scrumptious.

And really, the rest is history.  I’m a frosty-fry dipper for life!

DSC_2008AWhen Tyson and Collective Bias asked me to try Tyson’s new Homestyle Fully Cooked Chicken Fries, I instantly flashed back to my childhood dunking my fries in my frosty.  Except instead of alternating bites of nugget and fry, these Tyson Chicken Fries were all in one convenient stick.. perfect for frosty-dunking!!

These Chicken Fries are basically fully-cooked moist chicken tenders dressed up to look like fries.  The outside breading is perfectly seasoned — just the right amount of spice for an adult’s tastebuds, but mellow enough for a kiddo’s — and the breading provides a perfect, irresistible crunch, similar in texture to a crispy fry.

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I’m kinda sorta in love with these Chicken Fries because not only do they remind me of my childhood, but they also are SUPER simple to make — just bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes and you’re done.  The hardest part is waiting while they crisp up and sizzle in the oven.  And honestly, even though we no longer have kids in the house (we’re adults and teens now!), we still can appreciate a quick and easy lunch before my brother jets off to an afternoon shift at his summer job, or to serve up at a pool party for my sister and her friends.  And when everyone’s home on the weekends and the Oakland A’s are playing, it’s tradition to serve up some snack foods while the boys watch the game.  Tyson Chicken Fries are the perfect accompaniment to their chips-and-dip gameday spread!

We may be teenagers, but when it comes to chicken nuggets and fries, we’ll forever be kids!

Of course, no Chicken Fry meal is complete without a freezy Frosty to dip it in, so I whipped up some simple, copycat Frosties to dunk your fries in.  And if frosty-fry dunking isn’t your thing, then the Frosty is the perfect dessert after lunch — just store ’em in the freezer so they get super thick!

Enough yapping, I am HUNGRY!

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Tyson Chicken Fries & Homemade Copycat Frosties #ChickenFryTime
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Recipe type: Frozen Desserts
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Serves: 4
 
These Copycat Frosties taste pretty darn similar to the Wendy's classic .. and taste even better when you dip your fries in it! 🙂
Ingredients
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ¾ cup-1 cup chocolate milk (I used low-fat milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla powdered coffee creamer
  • ¼ cup powdered Nesquik or about 5-6 instant hot cocoa packets
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large blender and blend until smooth and until Frosty has reached your desired consistency. Add more milk if Frosty is too thick.
  2. Pour into glass and serve!

My brother, sister and I could hardly WAIT to get our hands on these fries, and I doubt your family could resist them either!!  Not only are these awesome on their own as a quick chicken snack, but they would also make a simple and quick chicken dinner, too.  Chop them up and put them in a salad, or wrap ’em up in a tortilla for a little wrap!

For more information on Tyson Chicken Fries and other awesome, convenient Tyson products and easy recipes, visit their website.  And be sure to ‘like’ Tyson on Facebook for a chance to win Six Flags tickets!!  You can also get new information and links by subscribing to them on Twitter.  You can also check out my complete shoppertunity HERE on my Google + page!

Have a fantastic day!!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. Tabitha says:

    We snagged the ranch flavored chicken fries on sale at Target awhile back. Add a little extra ranch dressing on the side for dipping. YUM! Now I’m thinking about a frosty…double YUM!!

  2. Mmm I remember when Burger King had chicken fries when I was in HS I loved em!! These look delicious and hell yes fries and frosty is a must!!

  3. I love dipping fries in frosties but I’ve never dipped chicken nuggets in there – OMG it sounds fabulous!

  4. Definitely a fry dipper… and I have got to try your copycat recipe!

  5. I love that you dip your chicken fries into the frostie. I can’t wait to make that frostie!

  6. Yum!! these looks awesome!

  7. When I was in high school I worked at Wendy’s. Had a frost and fried every day I worked! Frosty are on my kids summer project list! I totally need to hop on this!!

  8. I ONLY Get a frosty and fries when I go to Wendy’s. When I worked at Disney I would always get some after a bad day at work because Wendy’s was on my way home from work!

  9. Omg, I use to do that when I was little! … and sometimes still do.

  10. Dipping fries in a frosty is my guilty pleasure!

  11. Yum! I’m a totally dipper too 🙂 Almost anything tastes better when dipped in a Frosty! 🙂

  12. My life is now complete 😉

  13. Ooooh how fun!! I love that you made the frosties to go with!

  14. I ;ive in an area that is heavily populated by Tyson chicken houses. They are nasty. The chickens are nasty. Some of the chickens are scalded alive.

    Buy “Smart Chicken”. I believe it is much cleaner and tastes like the chickens my mom used to fry on Sunday.

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