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Cheesy Chicken Strips

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We’ve been compensated for participating in this campaign, but all opinions about boys and back-to-school and eating Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips are my own.

Are you getting ready for back-to-school at your house? We are. Ever since I was old enough to have an opinion, the beginning of school season has always seemed like the REAL beginning of a new year, no matter that the calendar says September instead of January. There’s always excitement about the new experiences, friends and teachers that come with each grade. Throw in new clothes plus all those cool markers and notebooks—good stuff!

Homemade Sour Cream Dip for Chicken Fingers

Mom stuff in getting ready for back-to-school includes buying all those new clothes and cool supplies plus coming up with ideas for healthy snacks and meals to keep everyone fueled for the upcoming busy schedule. How many trips to Walmart can a mom make in a week? I’ll have to let you know my final count on that one!

Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips

Shredded Cheese

This week one of our trips entailed looking for menu ideas that will be quick and satisfying. My boys, especially Jorryn, love Tyson® chicken products: Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, Tyson® Fun Nuggets and Tyson® Chicken Nuggets. I told Jorryn I’m going to start checking to see if he’s grown feathers, he eats them so frequently.

Chicken Strips

I like the all-white meat, 100% natural ingredients and simple prep that Tyson® offers, plus their Tyson Project A+ TM  program is a good way to support your school. All you have to do is clip and collect the Tyson Project A+ TM  labels from participating Tyson® packages. Each Tyson® label is worth 24¢ to the school of your choice. Great taste, easy prep and making a difference for your child’s school? Win-win-win!

Chicken Strips Topped with Cheese
Although my guys seem to like the Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips any way I serve them (they also make great swords according to some young men I know), I like to switch up the taste with simple add-ons. This is what I do for Cheesy Chicken Strips:

Chicken Fingers with CheeseChicken Strips Snack Hack



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  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil



  1. Mix together. When chicken strips have cooked halfway according to package directions, cover the chicken strips with the cheese mixture, return to oven (or microwave) and finish baking.


  1. Stir until well combined.


  • Calories: 812
  • Sugar: 4
  • Sodium: 961
  • Fat: 74
  • Saturated Fat: 36
  • Unsaturated Fat: 33
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Protein: 32
  • Cholesterol: 172

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


Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.