If you’re looking to create the fast food chicken experience at home, the freezer aisles are loaded with options. There’s everything from whole frozen sandwiches through to single serve frozen patties from the likes of Banquet, and here, Tyson.
There’s no denying the value of this sack of patties. I paid $5.29 at Kroger for these. That works out to 53 cents per serving which is obviously an absolute bargain. Thankfully as well the ten chicken patties come in a resealable bag.
Cooking is as convenient as the price is affordable. These chicken patties cook up in as little as 90 seconds at max power in the microwave.
The finished product is noticeable a little more crisp than the version from Banquet. The exterior coating is a little thicker and cooks up that bit more crunchier. Inside the patty, the meat as you would expect is a highly processed affair, but it does have a meaty chew, it’s not completely mushy as can often be the case.
Taste wise though, it doesn’t so much scream chicken flavor, or indeed, anything much. I was quite surprised by how neutral the overall product was. Unlike the Banquet patty there was minimal seasoning here, certainly not the lashings of onion and garlic powder that is familiar in frozen chicken nuggets/strips/popcorn etc.
I didn’t find this necessarily a negative though. The patties work as a solid base for whatever toppings and fixings you want to throw at them. In the picture above I used a little Chicken Dipping Sauce from Great Value. Another of my favorites is a little mayo and spice from some Peri Peri sauce.
Overall I’d be hard pressed to rate these much different to the Banquet patties. The Banquet have a more pronounced fast food chicken flavor, the Tyson have a crisp finish. Both offer a respectable basis for a fast food style sandwich.
Tyson Frozen Chicken Patties nutrition, ingredients
Are Tyson Frozen Chicken Patties any good?
These are a decent frozen chicken patty. If you’re looking for a fast food style sandwich in a rush, this could be the product for you. The finished patty has a relatively neutral flavor, ideal if you’re looking to add plenty of toppings.
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