Some of my readers know that my husband is a youth minister. There’s nothing like hanging out with teenagers to keep us on our toes. If there is one thing that I know about teens, it’s that they always have an appetite. Over the past few years, I’ve had to come up with new, easy ways to feed twenty-plus teenagers. My old faithfuls are usually lasagna, barbecue, or make-your-own-subs. I’m sure the students were ready for something new. For the kick-off to their Summer Bible study series, I introduced them to Tyson Chicken Fry Wraps as a quick chicken snack, and I must say they were a huge hit.
I buy all of my ‘bulk’ feeding items at Sam’s Club. For these Chicken Fry Wraps, I purchased a bag of Tyson Chicken Fries, a carton of spinach (I’m always trying to get something nutritious into our “kiddos”), and two packs of tortilla wraps.
I make homemade spreads for the wraps, and I have the ingredients for those at home. To see the other items that I purchased at Sam’s Club, check out my shopping trip album.
Making food for a large group can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. When I plan for our youth group, I prepare food for a minimum of thirty people. Twenty-seven of these are hungry teens! I’ve mastered the art over the years. The basic tips for preparing food for a crowd are to keep it simple, choose low-prep items (such as pre-packaged, pre-cooked food), and shop at bulk stores like Sam’s Club. Tyson Chicken Fry Wraps are an excellent recipe to fill up a crowd.
- Tyson Chicken Fries
- Soft tortillas
- Optional: some sort of spread. I use a homemade Spicy Mayo for a third of the wraps, Honey Mustard for another third of the wraps, and then one third of the wraps plain
- Optional: toothpicks. I have issues getting my smaller wraps to stay together, so I use a small toothpick to hold them together
- Cook the Tyson Chicken Fries according to the package.
- Lay out the desired amount of tortillas. Use a large section of your counter so that this goes along like an assembly line.
- Apply optional spreads, as desired.
- Spread a handful of spinach leaves on each tortilla.
- Lay 3-4 chicken fries in the middle of each tortilla, depending on the size of the tortilla.
- Wrap the tortilla around the chicken fries and spinach.
- These can be made a few hours ahead of time and place in the refrigerator. Warm them up for 5 minutes in a 400 degree oven before serving.
I made 30 of these while taking care of four kids in about 45 minutes or less (including cook time). However, it only took them about 45 seconds f0r them to disappear!
On a personal note, I enjoy having these Chicken Fries on hand for quick lunches during the week. I microwave them for spinach salads, and my preschool daughter like them paired with fruit. She is a picky eater, but she ate nine of these the first time that I introduced them to her.
Alright, I’m off to buy more Chicken Fries. I have an order for 30 more for next week’s Bible Study, so I better get to planning!
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