Tyson Chicken Caprese Bites

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Whether you’re three or thirty or have thirteen grandkids, chances are you probably enjoy a basket of delicious, chicken tenders. Maybe you call them chicken strips, or chicken bites, or chicken fingers?

Chicken Caprese Appetizer

No matter which moniker you choose, this amazing chicken caprese is going to be your family’s new favorite recipe. The base of this appetizer is Tyson ® Grilled & Ready ® Chicken Breast Strips. This recipe is so incredibly good that we never have leftovers, and honestly, my family could eat these appetizers for their meal sometime. It would make a nice lunch sometime all on it’s own!
Chicken Caprese

This recipe is so easy that my daughter can help with every step of it! We start by microwaving precooked Tyson ® Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips. While that’s heating up, slice the tomatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices and do the same to the mozzarella. Find your balsamic vinegar and cut a few basil leaves into strips. Once your chicken is ready cut it into bite size pieces and cut the tomato and mozzarella so it fits on top nicely. Add as many strips of basil as you choose. Give a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar and stick a toothpick in it. We decorated our toothpicks with curling ribbon for two reasons. Number one, because the fancy toothpicks were sold out. Number two, my daughter will find any excuse for a craft. Using scotch tape and scissors are two of her favorite things. They do look quite decorative though, don’t they?

Caprese Appetizers

This is a great appetizer to whip up in under ten minutes. It’s so easy you can even have the kids help…or do it themselves if they’re old enough! When your New Years party guests arrive they’ll be blown away by your fancy and tasty appetizer. Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips really make this appetizer a real treat. Tyson® has taken the hard work out of making delicious and flavorful chicken and all we have to do it heat it up. It really doesn’t get any simpler than that…and I need simple. This stage of life demands it. If you give this appetizer a try I’d love to hear what you think of it!

Eating Chicken

If you want a fabulous caprese salad recipe you have to try this one from my friend at the Salty Side Dish.

caprese salad recipe

Bowtie Chicken Parmesan

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson® and Barilla®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Bowtie Chicken Parmesan

This effortless Bowtie Chicken Parmesan comes together in 30 minutes or less. This is what dinner dreams are made of! It’s quick, easy, and delicious!

Quick Dinner

Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips

This mouthwatering Italian dish is perfect for hectic weeknights when there is no time for a recipe that takes more than 30 minutes. Monday-Friday are when my family relies on quick meals and only on Saturday and Sunday evenings do we try more complicated dishes.

Barilla Mini Farfalle

Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, Barilla® Tuscan Herb sauce, and Barilla® Mini Farfalle pasta are three convenient products that combine perfectly for less time spent with meal prep and more time spent enjoying my family! Plus, they give this dinner protein that my family needs!

Barilla Bowtie Pasta


– Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips (frozen)
– 1 jar of Barilla® Tuscan Herb pasta sauce
– 1/2 box of Barilla®​ Mini Farfalle
– Optional grated parmesan cheese


– Bake chicken strips at 400 F for 20 minutes (3 or more strips depending on how much your family will eat)
– Meanwhile, boil your pasta (which takes 7 minutes for al dente), drain, and return to pot.
– Add Barilla® Tuscan Herb sauce and stir continually till heated.
– Slice chicken and serve on top of pasta. Grate parmesan cheese on top if you’d like. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Bowtie Chicken Parmesan

Want to try this meal out on your family? Run by your local Publix to pick up the above ingredients and save $3.00 off when you buy any 1 Tyson® Chicken Strips, Tenderloins, or Fillets 25 oz (frozen) AND any 1 Barilla® Pasta Sauce 24 oz AND any 1 Barilla® Pasta 8-16 oz (combined purchase required) with this coupon. Coupon is valid February 13 – March 4, 2016.

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What quick weeknight meals does your family enjoy?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson® and Barilla®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Spiced Chicken Curry Recipe

Spiced Chicken Curry Recipe

One of my friends shared this spiced chicken curry recipe with me recently.  She said her whole family loved it, even her picky eaters!  I was excited to try it myself and share the recipe with you {with permission of course!}.  I hope you enjoy it!

Spiced Chicken Curry Recipe
Author: Ashley
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Serves: 4+
  • 1 lb. Chicken tenderloins (approx. 5-6)
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Lime
  • 6-7 Sprigs of cilantro, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 tsp. Caldo de Tomate (usually found with the bouillon)
  • ¾ tsp. Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. Cumin
  • ½ tsp. Curry powder
  • ¼ tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Tortillas or other flat bread
  • Sour cream or plain yogurt for serving
  1. Remove tough white tendon pieces from tenderloins. Cut the tenderloins in half, length wise, then into ½ inch pieces.
  2. In a small dish or container mix the Caldo de Tomate, Paprika, Garlic, Cumin, Curry, Cayenne and Nutmeg.
  3. Add all but approximately ½ tsp. of the spice mixture to the chicken with ½ of the juice from the lime. Toss to coat evenly. Let stand 20-30 minutes.
  4. In a non-stick skillet melt butter with olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and stir occasionally until chicken is cooked through. About 5-6 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken with slotted spoon to serving bowl. Reduce heat to medium.
  6. Allow the remaining liquid in the pan to reduce down until a thick sauce forms about another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Pour sauce over chicken and toss to coat. Sprinkle with reserved spice mixture.
  8. Serve warm with tortillas or flat bread, lime wedges, chopped cilantro and sour cream or plain yogurt.