Tyson Blackened Chicken Strips Copycat Recipe


These copycat Tyson blackened chicken strips can be spiced with cayenne pepper or toned down by leaving it out. They can be ready in less than 30 minutes of cook time and are perfect to serve with dip. We think ranch dip is the perfect combination.

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Blackened Flavored Chicken Breast Strips

In case you’re not familiar with what blackened chicken strips are, let’s spend a few moments defining them. If you take the name literally, you might think they are charred or burnt. But that is not the case. The meat might have a bit of a smoky flavor or appear somewhat black on the outside, but if cooked right, the meat is not burnt. The external seasons are created by a blend of herbs.

How to Cook Blackened Chicken Strips

There are a variety of ways chicken can be cooked. It can be baked, fried or microwaved. But they key. Is to make sure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked before it is consumed. It needs to reach an internal temperature of 165F degrees for it to be done.


One of our favorite ways to make blackened chicken strips is by baking them in the oven. Depending on their thickness, you can bake them in about 15 to 20 minutes at 400F degrees.

Air Fryer

Using cooking spray to spray your air fryer basket. Fry at 380F degrees for 15 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


We don’t typically microwave meat out of personal preference. However, it can be done. Cook times for microwaving will vary based on the wattage of your microwave and the thickness of your chicken strips.

Healthy Blackened Chicken Salad

One of our favorite ways to eat blackened chicken is on top of a salad. It’s perfect on a bed of greens, some tomatoes, carrots, onions and all your favorite salad toppings. Pour on your favorite dressing and you’ve got a tasty and healthy meal for your enjoyment.

What to Meal Prep

Actually, this recipe requires only a few minutes of preparation. You’ll want to cut your chicken breast into strips, mix the blend of seasonings, cover the chicken well with the seasonings and then cook it well by your preferred method.

Blackened Chicken

Because they’re called blackened chicken, doesn’t mean you’re supposed to burn them when you make them. In fact, that wouldn’t be appetizing at all. Rather, use a blend of delicious seasonings using our recipe recommendations or by whipping up your own. It will give you the perfect blackened chicken. 


Blackened chicken strips are the perfect kind of meat to serve with your favorite dressings or sauces. They have that slight buffalo chicken feeling that asks to be dipped.

Tyson Blackened Flavored Un-breaded Chicken Strips

In order to make and enjoy delicious chicken strips, it doesn’t have to be breaded. In fact, typically un-breaded chicken is healthier to eat. And the seasoning on these will make it so you probably won’t even miss the breading.

Where to Buy Tyson Blackened Chicken Strips

If you’re making your own, just look for fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts in the fresh meat section of your grocery store.

The store-bought version can be purchased at most any grocery stores including, Kroger, Meijer, Sam’s, Costco, Target, Walmart, HEB, and Hy-Vee.

How Much Do They Cost?

If you’re preparing the homemade or copycat version of Tyson blackened chicken strips, the price will depend on the current price of boneless skinless chicken breasts, which is the bulk of the expense for this dish.

The store-bought version of Tyson brand of blackened chicken strips are currently priced about $6.88 average for a 20 oz bag.

Are Tyson Blackened Tenders Keto Friendly?

Yes, Tyson copycat blackened chicken strips are keto friendly. They include about 1 gram of carbohydrates, which allows them to fit into the Keto diet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are questions that are asked regularly about this recipe. We’re including them here for your reference.

How To Store Tyson Copycat Blackened Chicken Strips

If your chicken strips have been fully prepared and are cooked, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to three days. Keep them in an airtight container or zipped storage bag for the best results. You can also freeze them if preferred.

How To Freeze Tyson Copycat Blackened Chicken Strips

To freeze your copycat blackened chicken strips, place them in an airtight container or zipped freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to three months. They will taste fresher the sooner they are consumed.

How To Reheat Blackened Chicken Strips

To reheat blackened chicken strips, place them in a toaster oven for a few moments or in a covered frying pan with a little bit of water in the bottom. Heat over medium low until they’re heated through.

How Long Do They Last

Blackened chicken strips can last in the refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months. They are best when enjoyed fresh.

How To Serve Blackened Chicken Strips

Blackened chicken strips are best when served fresh and still warm.  They are perfect to serve with dips such as buffalo sauce, ranch dressing or any other favorite sauce.

What To Serve With Blackened Chicken Strips

There are many great dishes that go well with blackened chicken strips. A fresh lettuce salad is tops on our list. Whether you serve the chicken on top of the salad or serve the salad as a side to the chicken, you can’t go wrong. And don’t forget all your favorite salad vegetables and goodies. Here are some other great pairings to serve with blackened chicken strips:

Paula Deen’s Broccoli Salad
Loaded Potato Salad
Purslane Salad with Lemon Shallot Dressing
Carrot Salad with Ginger Miso Vinaigrette


2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut into strips
2 tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper

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Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Prepare a baking sheet, covering it with foil and spraying the foil with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Cut chicken into desired strips. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. In a small mixing bowl, mix the spices together and evenly distribute them on the chicken. Make sure the chicken is fully coated.

4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken, or until the chicken is done. Serve and enjoy!

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