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Chicken Tenders with Blueberry Maple Sauce make the perfect Valentine's Day meal #ad #LuvTyson #cbias

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’m looking forward to spending it with my two favorite guys – The Texan and The Boy. After spending years working in various capacity in the restaurant industry, the last thing I want to do on a holiday is head to a restaurant! On holidays, I do enjoy making a special meal that we wouldn’t typically prepare. This year, it’s going to be Tyson’s batter dipped chicken tenders served with a few fun dipping sauces.

The Boy is not a fan of chicken tenders – or chicken in any form. I really wanted him to give these a shot, so I decided to make a blueberry maple sauce. I combined two tablespoons of my favorite blueberry preserves with one tablespoon of real maple syrup. The sauce was tangy and sweet, without being overbearing. If you’re fortunate enough to can your own preserves, I bet the sauce would be even more amazing! The slightly sweet flavor was appealing to The Boy!

Chicken Tenders with Blueberry Maple Sauce make the perfect Valentine's Day meal #ad #LuvTyson #cbias

For The Texan and I, I knew we’d need something with a bit more of a kick. I made a Garlic Sriracha dipping sauce. If you’re interested in something spicy, this is the sauce for you. Sriracha sauce is a hot sauce made from a paste of vinegar, chili peppers, garlic, and salt. While it is spicy hot and flavorful on it’s own, the addition of minced garlic enhanced the flavor. In a small bowl, whisk 1/4 cup of your favorite brand of Sriracha sauce with 1/2 tsp of minced garlic.

Chicken Tenders with Garlic Sriracha make the perfect Valentine's Day meal #ad #LuvTyson #cbias

After we’d eaten and were cleaning up the kitchen, I thought it might be a fun idea to make a Blueberry Sriracha sauce. The sweet and spicy element would be an amazing complement to the chicken tenders. Next Sunday, February 9, there will be a coupon for the Tyson Batter Dipped Chicken Tenders. I’m going to clip the coupon and head back to the freezer section of my local Walmart for another package. We’ll be giving the Blueberry Sriracha sauce a try!

Chicken Tenders with Blueberry Maple Sauce make the perfect Valentine's Day meal #ad #LuvTyson #cbias

Do you make special dipping sauces to serve with chicken tenders?

About Emily

Combining her knack for storytelling and passion for creativity with a strong work ethic, Emily started Nap Time is My Time in November 2010. A self-taught photographer and home cook, she also loves DIY projects and crafts, drinking Margaritas and running half marathons. Married to her Texas-born husband since 2005, they live with their young son and dog on Cape Cod.


  1. love the idea of making a dipping sauce from preserves! I usually stick to spicy Sriracha’s like you but I bet this would be a big hit in our house! Some nights are hit or miss with chicken-I usually have more luck with the ones shaped like dinosaurs, which usally ends up with me and the Tiny one playing with our food…but who cares since it ends up in our bellies!
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  2. I love the idea of a sweet sauce with the tenders. Fun for Valentine’s Day too! YUM! #client

  3. I’ve never tried a Sriracha sauce, but it sounds delicious! I’m sure my husband would eat the entire Tyson bag with that dipping sauce! I’m usually a honey mustard type 😉
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  4. Mmmmm! The blueberry maple sounds delicious! My daughter is allergic to tomatoes, so we’re always looking for sauces and dips that aren’t tomato based! I’m going to have to try this one with her! #client
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  5. We usually just use bottled salad dressings or condiments but that blueberry maple sauce looks delicious! I am a sucker for blueberry flavored foods.
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    • I was surprised by how tasty it was! I didn’t really want to share it. Sometimes being a mom is no fun!

  6. Blueberry sriracha sounds delicious. Sweet & spicy = yumminess.
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  7. We’re the opposite in our house – my two can’t get enough chicken. I buy bags of Tyson chicken nuggets & Anytizers in bulk at BJ’s because they eat so many of them 🙂
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  8. I had no idea Tyson was doing a batter dipped chicken now! That is awesome!! And the blueberry sauce sounds yummy!
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  9. We love making custom dipping sauces for our nuggets and tenders. Usually the spicier the btter!
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  10. What a great idea to dip them in blueberry Maple sauce. This really gives chicken tenders a new flavor!
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  11. My sons love chicken tenders and would eat them all the time if I let them do so.
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  12. Amanda Ripsam says:

    Looks great. My step kids and my daughter love foods they can dip. They really love Chicken tenders. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  13. Believe it or not, I almost bought the batter dipped chicken from Tyson today. I was looking for something quick to take to my Daughters. We ended up with just taking cheese and crackers. The chicken would have tased better.
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  14. My sons love to dip food. They also both really love chicken!
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  15. I would have never thought of using blueberry! That definitely sounds interesting.
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  16. Mm they sound good – I love a nice piece of chicken to dunk 🙂 x
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  17. I never thought of using a sauce like that! I’m trying it out-youm!
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  18. Cute and easy valentine’s day meal. I love chicken tenders and so does my son and and hubby.
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  19. That Blueberry Maple Sauce sounds delicious and my son loves dipping sauces. I am going to have to try it!! Thanks!
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  20. Love the sound of the dipping sauces you made. My kids love Tyson so I will be looking for the coupon!
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  21. Usually we just eat the chicken tenders alone but I like the idea of using a special dipping sauce. Gonna try that next time.
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  22. I don’t make any special dipping sauce for mine whenever I do them but I love the idea of that sauce you made. My toddler loves blueberries so would really enjoy that.
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  23. Although I generally have a pack of these in my freezer for when I am too tired to cook I never thought of making a sauce to go with them–I don’t think I could tolerate the spicy one anymore (wish I could)-but I might whip up something with horse radish!

  24. Looks delish indeed!the ingredients are scarce here, but i’m saving it for when the day will come that Tacloban would go back to normal and I could buy anything!
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  25. Eliz Frank says:

    I love the idea of a nice and simple meal for this day… Love the dip too.

  26. I’ve tried lots of dips for chicken, but never would have thought to use blueberry! What a unique idea!

  27. Loved your dipping sauce… I make a lot of different ones my favorite is Cilantro & Mango .. SOOO yummy
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  28. I saw coupons for these Batter Dipped Chicken Tenders and thought they sounded pretty good! I don’t know if I would like that Blueberry Maple sauce very much, but the Garlic Sriracha Sauce sounds deicious!
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  29. I would have never thought of Blueberry Maple Sauce, but I really like chicken tenders in honey, which is sweet, too. So, I bet this is really good. 🙂
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  30. Today I bought some Tyson tenders and the ingredients to make this dip tomorrow post-soccer game! I think my kids will love it. 🙂
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  31. Blueberry and Maple! Two of my favorites! I’m going to make this for myself!!
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  32. I eat a lot of chicken! Like, lots and lots of chicken…thanks for sharing a new recipe! I never would have thought of adding blueberry and maple together. #throwbackthursdaylinkup
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    • The blueberry maple sauce has become a HUGE hit in our house! Let me know if you try it, I’d love to hear what you think.

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