This product from Tyson is surely their take on the classic side dish offered by Burger King. Given they both share the same I assume that Chicken Fries isn’t a trademarked name, which seems surprising. Anyway, with the fast food similarities, lets start with a look at the product BK offers. Then we will take a look at the frozen Tyson version.
You’ll find the Tyson version in the freezer aisle of the grocery store, coming in a decently sized plastic sack that houses some 60 or more chicken fries. Unless you’re chowing these down on the daily (and check out that salt level if you do) these should last you a while.
Cooking: Bake or microwave. These are essentially chicken nuggets by any other name and cook the same. I actually air fried mine for extra crisp, you could probably deep fry them too I imagine.
Taste and texture: As above, these are effectively good ol’ nuggets. Love em or hate em, that’s what you should expect here albeit in elongated fashion. The flavor is that typical mix of gentle onion and garlic powder. There’s a little black pepper heat too here. The shape of these fries makes for a lot of breading in each bite. It’s fine, the interior too is typical chicken nugget sponginess.
Verdict: They’re fairly interchangeable with the BK version in my mind. Some may disagree but there’s nothing hugely notable here. The shape lends itself to dunking and dipping in your favorite sauce, but at the end of the day its a fairly average nugget.
Are Tyson Anytizers Chicken Fries any good?
If you’re looking for that fast food fix from the convenience of your freezer, sure, these will do. They’re essentially thin, long chicken nuggets though, not too remarkable in any main way.
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