Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips Review
Product Name: Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips
Product Description: Three pound bag of frozen, fully cooked breaded chicken strips.
Offer price: 12.49
The Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips at Costco are large strips of chicken breast meat coated in a ridiculous amount of breading. The chicken is easy to heat up in an air fryer.
The breading was too much for me and I will not purchase again.
Easy to Prepare
Too Much Breading
I have been looking for tasty things at Costco that I could cook in my air fryer. One of the things that popped up on my radar was this three pound bag of Tyson’s Crispy Chicken Strips.
These are frozen, fully cooked strips of breast meat coated in a crispy breading and they looked like they could be part of a quick, easy and tasty dinner.
Crispy Chicken Strips Nutrition and Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this bag of chicken.
You get three pounds of chicken per bag. One serving is 3 ounces and there are about 16 servings per bag. I didn’t weigh the strips but I am guess that you get two strips per serving.
The nutritional facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 190
- Fat: 9g (12% DV)
- Cholesterol: 35mg (12% DV)
- Sodium: 550mg (24% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 15g (5% DV)
- Protein: 14g
The chicken strips have the following ingredients:
- Chicken breast
- Wheat flour
- Brown sugar
- Corn starch
- Rice flour
How Do Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips Taste?
I heated the frozen strips in my Ninja Foodie air fryer for 12 minutes at 450F.
The strips were impressively large and the breading was pretty. Unfortunately, in addition to being pretty, the breading was also overwhelming.
I am talking about thick, thick breading that made these strips almost taste like a chicken sandwich. Even my wife, who likes breading more than chicken, thought the coating was excessive.
Once I got past the wall of breading the chicken was a little bit strange. The flavor of the chicken was fine but the texture was just a little funky like maybe it had been mechanically tenderized.
We eventually finished the bag but I will not be buying these again. If you want some great breaded chicken at Costco then buy the Just Bare Chicken Chunks instead.
Reviews From Target Customers
I wanted to see what other people thought about this chicken so I checked out the customer reviews at Target. There were 704 reviews for this chicken on Target as of November, 2021 which is enough information to draw some general conclusions.
The takeaway from this data set is that people have mixed feelings about this product with 79% of customers leaving either a 5 of 4 Star review and 15% of reviewers leaving a 1 or 2 Star review.
Some of the Positive comments left by Target customers include:
- Very very surprised how good these were. VERY TENDER and full of flavor. Thinking of all the meals I can make with them or just cooked with a vegie side.
- Nice real chicken texture. I just microwave them because easy. Great with rice and beans.
- Love air frying these and pairing with a salad.
Some of the Negative comments left by Target customers include:
- Terrible. There was more breading then chicken. Won’t buy this again!
- The chicken itself was fine, hence the 1 star I gave. The breading was disgusting!
- I had really high hopes for this product, but I don’t know if I just got a bad batch or what, but they taste absolutely terrible!
I bought the three pound bag of this chicken at Costco for $12.49 which works out to a cost of $4.16 per pound.
You can buy a 25 ounce bag of these strips for $7.89 at Target which works out to a cost of $5.05 per pound.
This means that you can save $0.89 per pound (17%) when you buy the larger bag at Costco.