There are a ton of food mashups as of late — some that are totally genius and others we did not ask for and do not need (hey there, pumpkin spice cough drops).
Just like it sounds, this new mash-up combines chicken and potato chips — you know, in case you were ever torn between which one to grab as a snack. Shaped like a tortilla chip, they come in a bag of 55, perfect for sharing — or for a serious Netflix marathon.
Available now in the frozen aisle of grocery stores nationwide, the triangular chicken bites come in (personal opinion here) the top three flavors of potato chips: BBQ, ranch, and cheddar and sour cream. Made with all-white meat chicken raised with no antibiotics, each serving offers around 11 grams of protein. They can be made in the oven in 8–12 minutes or in the microwave in 30–75 seconds.
“The lines between snacking and meals are blurring,” Colleen Hall, marketing director for the Tyson brand said in a press release. “Chicken Chips are a great option that can be enjoyed throughout the day and come in popular flavors that offer the perfect amount of crisp, inspired by chips, one of America’s longstanding favorite snacks.”
As a vegetarian, I offer no guesses as to how these taste, but Tyson sent some samples of both the ranch and BBQ flavors my way, so my husband and his friends gladly put them to the test.
While they said they kind of got the potato chip vibe, they more or less just tasted like flavored chicken nuggets. They put them in the microwave, but all of them agreed they would be better in the oven and likely more crunchy. While they did not taste the cheddar and sour cream, their favorite of the two they did taste was BBQ, as they said the ranch wasn’t as strong of a flavor as they would have liked.
Overall, they say they enjoyed them and would buy them again, maybe trying the third flavor the next time.
Will you be stocking your kitchen with Tyson’s new potato chip-inspired chicken chips?