Happy New Year’s everyone! I hope you all were able to bring in the new year in style, whether it be watching fireworks, watching the ball drop, or defying the system and going to bed early. This year I decided to host a New Year’s party at my pad and invited all my friends over. Fortunately, Tyson was kind enough to give me the opportunity to serve their delicious Tyson Any’tizers at my little shin-dig, which was perfect since many of my guests were hungry….the kind of hungry that carrot sticks just wouldn’t satisfy.
I’ve been a fan of Tyson for awhile. I’ve tried some of their Any’tizers before as well as their Grilled & Ready Chicken. Both were delicious. I was excited that I would be able to serve several types of chicken to be sure that there would be something for everyone. I also planned for the Tyson to be the “entree” of the night. (Dessert would be apple crumb pie.)
So I happily went to the grocery store and picked up the goods. The entire Any’tizers product line has 18 different products ranging from Stuffed Chicken Minis to Chicken Wings. Here’s what I came home with:
What you see above are Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Bites, Honey BBQ Chicken Wings, Homestyle Chicken Fries, Popcorn Chicken, and Chicken Nuggets. (Technically the nuggets aren’t Any’tizers, but they’re still darn good.) Tyson has just launched their new QuesaDipper product line, which looks SOOO good, but apparently the stores out here don’t have them on the shelf yet. BOO!
My big concern was how to cook all the of the chicken in my one oven. Fortunately, they all cook at the same temperature, so I just loaded the chicken up onto cookie sheets and kept track of how long the different sheets were in the oven. In just 20 minutes, I had a delicious spread of chicken appetizers fit for a king (at least I thought so.) The pic to the left is me showing off the wings and the chicken fries.
I plated everything up and set it out for the guests. Here is the “before I said the food was ready to eat” picture.
I’ve numbered each type of chicken so you’ll know which is which.
1. Tyson’s Chicken Nuggets
2. Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
3. Homestyle Chicken Fries
4. Popcorn Chicken
5. Honey BBQ Boneless Chicken Bites
And now here is “10 minutes after I said the food was ready” shot:
I should also mention that about 5 minutes after I took this shot, the rest of the chicken was completely gone. I had zero left overs of Tyson Any’tizers. Everyone raved about how good the chicken was – I think the Honey BBQ ones were the overall favorites of the night. The wings were deliciously messy with a sweet BBQ sauce on them. The chicken bites had the same flavor but with a crispy exterior to them.
We ended the night with confetti on the floor, full bellies, and smiles on our faces (we also had a powerhouse prayer session.) Tyson Any’tizers certainly served up a delicious appetizer meal that satisfied everyone’s hunger. Good food, good friends, good times – what a way to bring in 2011!
P.S. Tyson kindly gave me some coupons for Any’tizers as gifts for my party guests and in the spirit of giving, a couple of them were generous enough to donate theirs for a blog giveaway!
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