Tyson Premium Selects Breaded Chicken Nuggets Review

Tyson Premium Selects Breaded Chicken Nuggets

Tyson is seen by many as the king of frozen chicken nuggets. There’s good reason for this, as many of their offerings are simply excellent. We’ve tried quite a few of them now (including the Honey BBQ Any’tizers and the Breaded Chicken Patties), and we have to say, we’ve been consistently impressed.

So today, we’re filled with optimism as we’re checking out the Tyson Premium Selects Breaded Chicken Nuggets. We’ve already reviewed the Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Nuggets, so we’re curious to see what the differences are between these two offerings.

You can heat these in the oven or the microwave, but we chose the oven (which is the preferred method). It’s not a complicated affair; it will just take slightly longer than the microwave method. (If you want to see the full cooking instructions for both methods, check out our package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Admittedly, we were in for a bit of a surprise when we opened the bag. We thought these would be the flat nugget shape, like the Fully Cooked Breaded Nuggets, but they’re actually breaded chunks of chicken that aren’t shaped. The Premium Selects are also darker in color than their nugget-shaped counterparts, and the chicken inside is less processed.

Tyson Premium Selects Breaded Chicken Nuggets

The flavor here is unreal. While the typical nugget tends to dial the flavor back to make room for whatever sauce you decide to add, these are really flavorful. In fact, these taste more like fried chicken than like chicken nuggets — you might want to skip the sauce entirely.

There are a bajillion ways to top a chicken nugget. We often go with the classic BBQ sauce and ranch, and we thought that would be a good choice here (it turns out we were right!) We’ve also been dipping nuggets in honey lately, and that’s a really good option as well, though we didn’t try it with these nuggets. Of course, as we already mentioned, these are flavorful enough that you could skip the sauce and you’d still have yourself some tasty chicken.

According to the bag, 3 oz. of chicken is considered a serving. Apparently, that’s about 1/7 of a bag. We struggled to figure that out (math isn’t our strong suit), but if you can manage to eat that amount, you’ll be consuming 170 calories (80 from fat) and 600 mg of sodium. We imagine you’ll probably eat more than 1/7th of a bag, though, and you’ll also have to consider the calories you’ll add by using a dipping sauce. These might not be the low-calorie treat you’re expecting if you just look at the 170 printed in the upper corner of the front of the bag.

The Tyson Premium Selects Breaded Chicken Nuggets are less nugget-y than we were expecting, but they’re really, really good. These are a higher-quality product than most of the chicken nuggets you’ll find in your freezer aisle. Once again, Tyson’s offerings show why the company is so highly regarded in the world of frozen chicken.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions, check out our package scans below.

Tyson Premium Selects Breaded Chicken Nuggets
Tyson Premium Selects Breaded Chicken Nuggets
Tyson Premium Selects Breaded Chicken Nuggets