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2014
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disclosureSummer is just days away for us and I want to be prepared for as much fun as we can pack into a day.  That means I need quick easy meals I can pull together in a snap and thanks to Tyson Panko breaded chicken nuggets and a little flavorful sauce I’m ready for the fun.

We found these at Sam’s Club in the frozen food section.  They come in a 5 lbs resealable bag which makes them even more convenient. The nuggets are all white meat and have no fillers, hormones, or steroids so I was sold and so were my girls who wanted to help me put the “heavy” bag in the cart.
Avocado Tomatillo Dipping Sauce  - Quick Easy Meals

Quick Easy Meals

Of course since it was a rainy day and they were a little stir crazy as soon as we got home they wanted to try these out.  Nuggets for the girls are usually accompanied by ketchup or butter or eaten dry but I wanted to kick things up a bit and bring in some brighter flavors.  Cue the avocado tomatillo dipping sauce.  Tangy, creamy, and a perfect fit for our palette.  We hope you and your kids enjoy this kid friendly meal.
Shopping at Sam's Club - Quick Easy Meals

The avocado tomatillo #summersauce is super simple to make and if you want to spice it up a bit for the adults just add peppers to your liking. Personally we will be trying this with a little roasted serrano deveined. Please note: If you’ve never used tomatillos know that they are very tangy and if this is too tangy for your taste you can roast them instead of boiling them since roasting will mellow out the taste.  Since convenience is what this is all about you can always roast the tomatillos on a baking sheet in the broiler ahead of time and store in the fridge in an airtight container for about a week.

Avocado Tomatillo Summer Sauce Recipe

  • 4 or 5 Tomatillos peeled and rinsed
  • 3 medium or 1 XL Hass Avocados
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tsp coarse salt
  • 2 tsp sugar

Place tomatillos in a pan and cover with water.  Add 2 teaspoons sugar and a pinch of salt to the water and bring them to a boil.  Let the tomatillos simmer four about 1o to 12 minutes.  Remove from water and place in the blender but do not add any cooking liquid.  Add the peeled clove of garlic, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 3 teaspoons salt and blend until completely liquified. Add the peeled avocados, pit removed, and blend again.  If necessary you can add a little water or milk to thin out the consistency.  You should also taste as you blend and add more salt if needed. The consistency should be smooth and still thick like a good milk shake.  This will make about 2 1/2 cups so you can divide out half for the kids and then spice up the remainder for the adults.

Avocado tomatillo dipping sauce - Quick Easy Meals

This sauce was a hit for us and so were the nuggets. We liked the Panko breading better than any other nuggets we’ve tried and the all white meat was very tasty. It really is a quick easy meal or you could save it for summer snacks since this only took about 15 minutes to make from start to finish. I preheated our toaster oven (no need to turn on the big oven during summer) while the tomatillos were simmering and I cut the avocados.  I then placed the Tyson nuggets on the rack to bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees and when the sauce was done so were the nuggets.

Summer snacks - Quick Easy Meals

If you’d like more info on the Tyson nuggets at Sam’s Club make sure to follow them on twitter at ClubTysonLive or visit their Facebook page ClubTyson for more recipe ideas, offers, and discounts. Participating in this #mycolectiva shop now was perfect timing to get us ready for the summer fun.  Hope you try this recipe and that they fly off your family’s plate as quickly as they did for us.  Notice my girls devouring these below and even my husband had to try them.  With a little added sabor latino we are sold on these nuggets.

Tyson Chicken Nuggets -  - Quick Easy Meals for Summer

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