If you could combine two of your favorite foods, what would they be? If the answer just so happens to be chicken nuggets and pizza (because, why not?!), I have some pretty exciting news for you.
Tyson Foods has officially launched pizza flavored chicken nuggets and they might just be a game-changer. Made with real mozzarella cheese and parmesan in the breading, they are also coated with a pepperoni seasoning, so you can definitely expect full-on pizza flavor.
Tyson says the nuggets were created after they noticed the rise of chicken as a topping on pizza at restaurants and that among their chicken nugget consumers, frozen pizza is one of the fastest growing categories in the grocery store.
“I’ll be honest. When I first heard the idea of a Pizza Nugget, I was skeptical that we could make it work,” Shanna Motl, the lead R&D scientist behind the project said in a press release. “But when we actually made the first couple batches, I couldn’t believe how good it was.”
If you’d like to take the chicken and pizza experience a step further than the nuggets, you can easily make your own chicken nugget-topped pizza. While you could just throw some nuggets on a frozen pizza and call it a day, this recipe from The TipToe Fairy is easy to make, has only five ingredients and also includes ham if you want to add two kinds of meat to your pizza.
The recipe makes small pizzas, as you’re using pita bread for the crust, but we won’t judge if you devour more than one. You could, of course, also use the pizza chicken nuggets for an extra pizza kick!
If pizza flavors aren’t your thing, you can also find new Tyson Tajin-seasoned chili lime nuggets now in stores nationwide.
Will you be trying Tyson’s new pizza-flavored chicken nuggets?