Tangy Chicken Fries Dipping Sauce Recipe AKA Tyson and The Single Mom
This week, I’ve found myself in a bit of a predicament! My husband is out of town with my In-Laws for a family wedding. That means not only am I playing ‘Single Mom‘ again for the 1st time in 15 years, but he up and took all my helpers with him! I had to stay home since Ethan can’t really miss a whole week of school. My normally busy schedule just went to a whole new level! Tyson asked me to put their Chicken Fries to the busy mom schedule test and make a fun dipping sauce recipe to go along with it. Boy did they have perfect timing!
On any given day, I feel like I’m on auto-pilot, but the last few days have been a huge blur. Get up, gobble down huge amounts of coffee, get Ethan breakfast, make lunch, get him off to the bus stop on time. Wake up daughter for school. Feed the dogs. Wash some clothes, more coffee, wash those dishes, sweep breakfast left-overs off the floor and pick up the mail. More coffee. Then, squeeze in some work before school is out after folding all that laundry I washed. Now what the heck am I going to make for dinner before Ethan’s off to the park for his new adventures in T-Ball after doing homework and getting my daughter off to her job? That’s an exhausting thought! Hats off to all the single mom’s! Thankfully, Jessica had the day off and we hit up Sam’s Club to get this dinner situation under control. We actually had a great time! We don’t get to do this often enough with dad home going with me. A nice little bonus! Check out our fun trip in my Google+ Album! (And see my new cookbook! Recipes they are a coming!)
If I would allow it, Ethan would eat chicken nuggets morning, noon and night. I don’t, much to his dismay. But when we came across Francis, the Tyson demo expert at Sam’s, we kinda thought these Chicken Fries were looking pretty good! She had a spicy ranch dipping sauce recipe she shared and that pretty much sealed the deal. In my head, I was planning BBQ sauce for Ethan, Regular Ranch for us all (everyone dunks in ranch, right?) Jess was feeling the spicy ranch and I have a great Tangy Dipping Sauce Recipe we make often to whip up for myself. As busy as it’s been, I was bound and determined to make sure we all ate dinner together! (Imagine me, saying that in the most serious of ‘mom voices’)
Tangy Chicken Fries Dipping Sauce Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
- 1/2 TSP Worcestershire sauce
- 1 TBSP Lemon Juice (or more to taste)
- 1 TSP Ground Black Pepper (or less if you prefer less ‘kick’)
Easy, peasy… mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
Cover and set in ‘fridge until time to serve!
Happy Ethan! And, I totally called it. He stuck with his BBQ sauce for dipping. The only kid I know who doesn’t even put dressing on his salad. Maybe it’s the OCD, but he’d plunk BBQ sauce on bagels even if he had his way!
Happy Jess! She got a bit more adventurous and actually had a bit of all the dipping sauce recipe. We finished eating dinner together (As.A.Family!!) with just enough time to spare for her to get off to work (did I tell you her boss is Wolfgang Puck??) and Ethan to scoot to the ball field. I felt pretty good about my ‘single mom for a week’ status too! But when dad gets home Wednesday morning, I’m totally tagging out and it’s his turn in the ring!
Tyson Homestyle Chicken Fries are available at Sam’s Club. Stop by and see if you can catch one of their awesome demos! 1/2 the fun of going to Sam’s, right? Also, be sure to “Like” Tyson’s Facebook page -they are going to have a give-away for a chance to win tickets to Six Flags Amusement Park! You don’t want to miss that!
When you are whipping up a quick chicken dinner or snack, what’s your favorite dipping sauce recipe? Do you stick with BBQ or mix it up a bit?