Mix Your Own Dip Chicken Strip Bar

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Are you ready for football season? I’ll be honest, I’m ready for game time food! There’s something extra fun about the appetizers and snacks served during game day.

Game Day Chicken Strip Station

Chicken strips and nuggets are a must on the food table for any of our game day gatherings. This time, I thought it might be fun to create a “Mix Your Own Dip” area.

Was this the best idea to have people mix dips for their chicken? The jury is still out on that one. However, it was fun, different, and some of the creations were quite tasty.

Chicken strip bar with bowls and spices.

When you know you have hungry football fans coming over, it’s wise to stock your freezer/fridge with Tyson® products. I always have a bag or three on hand for any time we need a snack. Chicken strips and nuggets are perfect for movie nights, after school, or any time.

This time we tried Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips, Tyson Chicken Nuggets, and Tyson Naturals® Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets, so there was something for everyone. Each one of these products contains all-natural ingredients and chicken raised with no antibiotics ever.

Chicken dipped in dip and overhead shot of seasonings.

I was happy with the selection of Tyson products at Meijer and was able to get everything I needed for my Mix Your Own Dip idea.

Mix your Own Dip

For the base dip, I mixed 2 cups of mayo with 2 cups of sour cream. I lined up a variety of spices for people to mix into this base to suit their tastes.

Bowl of chicken strips, base dip, and a bunch of spices.

The spices included were:

  • Dry mustard
  • Brown sugar
  • Onion powder
  • Parsley
  • A ranch packet
  • Cayenne
  • Salt
  • Pepper

I also added a variety of bottled dips to the table in case this was a major fail. When you have people over who have different tastes and even dietary restrictions, it’s best to provide a lot of options.

Mixing the dips was a lot of fun. Some people prefer sweet dips while others like spicy. For the picky eater crowd, myself included, it’s awesome to leave out ingredients you know you don’t like.

Nuggets and strips in front of the bags they came in.

Honestly, Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips don’t even need dip to taste great. Same goes for the nuggets. The juicy white meat is delicious on its own. They are also super versatile. It’s so easy to create chicken sliders using nuggets, make delicious wraps, and so much more.

Chicken strips piled on a plate in front of glasses and seasonings.

How to Mix the Dip

Each guest scoops a bit of the base dip into a smaller bowl. They can then choose from the seasonings to create a dip flavor they love.

Mustard and brown sugar added to mayo and sour cream.

Mustard and brown sugar tastes like honey mustard dip. Add additional spices or seasonings to your liking. Ranch mix and cayenne pepper powder is like a spicy fiesta ranch. Unleash your inner mixologist and get creative!

Spices and seasonings added to dip mix.

The Mix Your Own Dip bar is a blast for those of us who aren’t exactly glued to the game, as well. I mean, football is entertaining, but I am totally fine if I miss an inning. 😉

Gameday gatherings are all about catching up with friends and family over delicious food for me!

I’m a sucker for chicken nuggets, and I’m happy to report that the gluten-free breading on Tyson Naturals Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets is scrumptious! They also contain no added hormones or steroids** (**Federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken.)

Chicken strips and nuggets with Tyson bag in the background.

Head to Meijer and try all the varieties Tyson has to offer. They have everything you need for the best chicken strip station you can imagine. Get funky with the dips, and you may find your new favorite flavor combo!

Line of seasonings on a table.

More Game Day Snack Hacks Using Tyson Chicken

There are a lot of options for chicken strip bars on game day. Party bars are hot right now for good reason. Guests can choose their own ingredients and have a blast creating their game day snacks!

Chicken Taco Bar

  • Tortillas
  • Taco shells
  • Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Peppers
  • Sour cream

Chicken Slider Bar

  • Hawaiian rolls
  • Tyson Chicken Nuggets
  • Cheese slices
  • Marinara sauce

Chicken Sub Station

  • Sub sandwich bread
  • Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Cheese slices
  • Mayo and other condiments

Chicken Nacho Bar

  • Tortilla chips
  • Tyson Chicken Nuggets, chopped into small pieces
  • Beans
  • Shredded cheese
  • Olives
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole

More Game Day Food

Chicken strips on a table with seasonings to mix dips.

What kind of dip would you make for your Tyson Chicken Strips?

What’s your favorite game day food?

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  1. Woah! What a great idea! Those chicken strips look delicious.

    1. Why, thank you! Yeah, Tyson products are delish!

  2. Lissa Crane says:

    I love this idea!!! You could do more mature seasoning for the adults and more fun flavors for the kiddos!

    1. I love that idea! Maybe do a whole kiddie section! (That’s where I’ll be cause I’m a picky eater. lol)

  3. Genius Jen’! I think this is a super fun idea for both kids and adults. Love the extra ideas for the chicken nachos, subs, sliders and tacos too! If my kids were still small, they would have been ALL over this! 😂

    1. Thank you so much! That means TONS coming from you! xoxoxo

  4. Latoyia Dennis says:

    I want to try the naturals for sure. The dips look tasty.

  5. This looks utterly delicious and such a great idea. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Jane! I hope you try it. 🙂

  6. Oh this is so clever! I love the idea of everyone being able to choose their own flavor combos.

  7. I love that you used different spices so that people can make their own flavor base. That is such a great idea!

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