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Now that summer is in full swing, I’ve had to adjust our grocery list to make sure we have plenty of great lunch options for the kids to eat when they’re home. I love having choices that are filling – and that are quick to make, too. I recently headed to H-E-B and stocked up on Tyson® Chicken Nuggets (by the way, click here and type in Tyson Chicken Nuggets into the search box to find a $1.00 coupon!) & State Fair® Corn Dogs (keep an eye out for the $2.00 yellow in-store coupon at H-E-B!) from their frozen section.

We love to go to the freezer aisle to stock up on foods that’ll fuel our kids for long days of playing hard. Both the Tyson nuggets and the State Fair corn dogs are good sources of protein, so they’re a great go-to for lunch or even for a mid-afternoon snack. The corn dogs are portable so we can just heat and eat – even take them in the car while out running errands! Our kids love that they’re fun to eat and that they’re a great mix of sweet and savory. And the nuggets are a win-win for me and the kids. The kids think they taste great, and I love that they’re made with 100% all natural ingredients, and use white meat from chickens raised with no added steroids or hormones.



The summer is also a great time to come up with creative activities, and the Tyson nuggets inspired me to do something really fun. Our kids love to watch cooking shows, and we’ve especially enjoyed watching some of the kids’ cooking championships as a family. Our two oldest kids have said they’d love to go on one of those shows, so we decided to have our own cooking challenge: the Chicken Nugget Championship.


The rules? Each of our boys was responsible for coming up with their own recipe using Tyson chicken nuggets. They had to use ingredients we already had in the kitchen for their creations. Brian, my mom, and I each tasted both recipes and were the judges.

Recipe #1, from C: Chicken Nugget Tostadas

C, our 7-year-old, loves (loves) avocado, so he said that was the inspiration for his recipe.


  • Tyson Chicken Nuggets, cut into pieces (2 per tostada)
  • Tostada shells
  • Black beans
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Avocado, diced


  1. Heat the chicken nuggets in the microwave, and cut into small pieces (have a grown up help!).
  2. Place the tostada shell on a plate. Put all the avocado in the center of the shell, then put black beans around the perimeter (so it “looks cool,” according to C).
  3. Sprinkle the chicken nuggets and shredded cheddar on top of the tostada.


Recipe #2, from J: Chicken Nugget Sliders

J, our 8-year-old, likes simpler food (this is code for “he’s a picky eater”). He decided to make a variety of chicken nugget sandwiches, each with just a few basic ingredients.


  • Tyson Chicken Nuggets
  • Dinner rolls
  • Lettuce
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup


  1. Cut your rolls and nuggets in half. Place the nuggets on the rolls.
  2. Choose toppings – J did one with cheddar and mustard, one with lettuce and mayonnaise, and one “stuffed slider” with ketchup. SO easy!


The Verdict:


As I mentioned earlier, Brian, my mom, and I taste tested the recipes to judge. We thought both recipes were great & would eat either of them again, but the winning recipe was…

Chicken Nugget Tostadas!

We’re probably slightly biased because we could eat Mexican food all day every day, but still – congratulations to C for winning!

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  • JanetGoingCrazy July 8, 2016 at 8:19 am

    What a fun little competition for the kids! I love the look of both recipes, but I think I would have chosen the tostada as well. My boy loves nuggets and corn dogs and we shop the freezer aisle a lot during summer. [client]