Football season is one of my favorite times of the year. For me, game day homegating is a tradition that goes back to my childhood when my dad would turn on the TV to watch our favorite team take the field and mom would whip up fun and easy dishes that we could munch on while sitting in front of the screen. Needless to say, for as long as I can remember, when football is on, it’s time to party. In fact, my own boys have been getting in on the game day fun pretty much since they were born. Now that my dad is no longer around, I’m carrying on his homegating traditions with family and friends. I am coming up with appetizers and meals that are perfect for enjoying on game day, both before the action starts and while we watch our favorite players take the field. With a few easy homegating tips and ideas and some help from Tyson® chicken products, I’ve discovered that turning game day into a true celebration is crazy easy!
Now, while I’ll admit that game day revolves around our favorite teams, in my home, creating food that’s worth cheering for is the real goal! As soon as all my guys roll out of bed, they start asking what I’ll be serving at our homegating football celebrations. For me, the answer is easy because if it’s game day, we’re gonna have to have wings (of course!), sliders, and chicken tenders with dipping sauces. These dishes are our tradition and part of what makes game day fun but I’ll be honest, not just any brand will do when it comes to MY homegating celebrations! Because I care just as much about what I’m putting in my family’s bodies as who’s on the field, I always reach for specially marked Tyson chicken products that are raised with no antibiotics ever! Since I’m easily able to find a variety of specially marked Tyson chicken products like Tyson crispy chicken strips, Tyson® Any’tizers® hot wings buffalo style and Tyson® Any’tizers boneless chicken WYNGZ* in the freezer aisle at my local Kroger, I can always ensure I have a game day spread ready that makes me the MVP of serving up food I can feel good about!
As if the fact that Tyson products are SO easy to make and SO delicious wasn’t enough to have me cheering, the fact that I can serve up a game day spread to friends and family by using specially marked products of Tyson chicken that boast no antibiotics ever and have no added hormones and steroids makes me excited about feeding everyone in the ultimate homegating way! To show you what a game changer (pun intended) specially marked Tyson chicken products are to my celebrations, I figured it was only fair to share some of my BEST homegating tips and ideas with you!
Tyson Any’tizers Boneless Chicken WYNGZ Sliders
These are a game day MUST in my house and are so easy to make! All I need is Tyson® Any’tizers boneless chicken WYNGZ*, some slider buns, and a little dressing and I’ve got a game day finger food that always scores! To make this simple finger food, I cook my Tyson® Any’tizers boneless chicken WYNGZ* according to the directions on the package. Made with white meat chicken in a variety of different sauces, these chicken bites are perfect for any time! While everyone loves to just pop them into our mouths as we prep for the game, I like to take things to the next level and put them on slider buns with a little dressing and a football toothpick for a snack that’s game day ready!
With the sauce already perfectly coating each bite of chicken, these Boneless Chicken WYNGZ* Sliders are such a quick and easy game day staple and don’t require silverware or plates (cause who has time for that on game day?). Instead, they can be grabbed and devoured while talking some game day smack or even while tossing the pigskin back and forth!
Tyson Any’tizers Hot Wings Buffalo Style with Tangy Ranch Dipping Sauce
Truth: no homegating celebration is complete without hot wings and my philosophy is why slave over creating the perfect wings when it has already been done for me? Their meaty, spicy Tyson® Any’tizers hot wings buffalo style are ready to simply throw on a pan and pop in the oven, ensuring that I have time to enjoy the game as well, instead of simply slaving in the kitchen the whole day! In less than thirty minutes, out comes perfectly delicious hot wings that are ready to serve to family and friends!
I’ll admit, they have a little kick to them which makes these the perfect wings for homegating celebrations so I cool them off a little with my tangy ranch dipping sauce! It’s made by combining two cups of plain greek yogurt, one packet of ranch seasoning and just a drop of sriracha. Paired with the delicious taste of Tyson® Any’tizers hot wings buffalo style, it allows me to quickly and easily create a dish that always scores big!
Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips with Dipping Sauces
While my sliders and wings always disappear quickly, I like to have something with a little less kick to it for the little fans at my homegating celebrations. I can never go wrong with a platter of Tyson crispy chicken strips and a variety of dipping sauces! It’s so easy to bake my chicken strips and then add ketchup, mustard, barbeque, ranch dressing or any other sauce to create a homegating platter that has everyone reaching for seconds. And since they are made with 100% all-natural* white meat chicken, fully cooked and fully crispy (*minimally processed and no artificial ingredients), I always feel like I’m serving up the best possible foods for my family and friends!
Whether they dip them, dunk them or just devour them, I never have to worry that anyone will leave my homegating celebration hungry when there are Tyson crispy chicken strips on the table!
These three dishes are my homegating staples and the easiest way I’ve found to ensure that I can have a spread that makes me the MVP of game day food on the table in no time! When I pair them with a little football decor and invite over friends and family, I’m guaranteed a delicious game day celebration that everyone is sure to enjoy!
Now it’s your turn! No matter who you’re cheering for, have your friends and family cheering for your homegating spread by using Tyson® Any’tizers and crispy chicken strips from Kroger that boast no antibiotics EVER! Whether you whip up sliders, create a unique dipping sauce or simple put together a platter that’s sure to disappear, starting your game day celebrations with Tyson is a great way to ensure you’re bringing friends and family together in the most delicious way!
Now tell me, how will you serve up Tyson chicken products for your next homegating celebration?