Weaver Chicken Giveaway and Review

As a working mom of two little ones, our families schedules can be a little crazy at times. So, we are constantly looking for quick and easy meal ideas for dinner. It’s very important to us that we all sit down and eat dinner together as a family, so freeing up my time in the kitchen gives me more time with my family!

When I got the chance to try Weaver Chicken products, I was excited to find out they had Fun Nuggets! With picky eaters, fun-shaped chicken nuggets often entice my kids to eat better. I fixed the nuggets with mac & cheese and it was a hit! They were crispy and the kids loved comparing their shapes with each other! The best part is they’re ready to eat in just 10 minutes! How awesome is that?

A little history on Weaver Chicken Company

Weaver Chicken Company was started in 1937 near Philadelphia by Victor Weaver. The company quickly grew and the products are still being processed in the same plant today! Weaver Chicken is a part of Tyson Foods.

Here’s a few family fun activities you can try with your family, provided by Professional chef, author and mother-of-two, Maureen Petrosky (www.maureenpetrosky.com).

·         Dine-in together.  Just because you don’t have time to create a meal from scratch, doesn’t mean you can’t put something on the table that’s wholesome and delicious. Keep it simple and serve chicken nuggets alongside a big salad and some fresh bread from the bakery.

·         Spice it up.  Revisit your pantry or spice drawer to avoid extra trips to the grocery store. With simple ingredients such as rosemary, garlic, oregano or cilantro, you can quickly transform your family’s favorite meals into an array of dinner options. Get everyone involved in meal prep and use this time as an opportunity to catch up with one another.

·         Go camping indoors. The rule: no lights, phones or computers from dusk to dawn. Drape the couch and chairs with sheets for a makeshift tent. Put your sleeping bags on the floor, grab your flashlights, and share your best ghost stories.

·         Start a dance party. A great way to have some fun with your family is to get everyone dancing. Turn off the TV and turn on some good tunes. Make homemade trophies and prizes to give to the winners. Create special categories for best moves, best spins, most creative, most enthusiastic dancer.

·         Turn chore time into an a-maze-ing race. In ten minutes, you can create an indoor maze, complete with clues to take your family on an at-home adventure. Incorporate simple chores like putting away laundry, cleaning under the bed, or setting the table. The final reward can be their favorite dinner or an extra bedtime story.

So, if you would like to win free chicken for a month, then enter these few steps below!


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Disclosure: This post was written by me with my own opinions. I received no compensation for this review. However, I did receive Weaver chicken products to review and giveaway.


  1. Tracy Simms says:

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    Leave a comment telling me you’re most creative family dinner activities.  I BAKE RAMON NOODLES WITH CHICKEN AND VEGGIES (LIKE PEAS) AND CHEESE TO MAKE A GOOD BUT CHEAPT DISH

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  4. When the weather is nice we like to eat at the park–not particularly creative, but fun.
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  8. Heather Bridson says:

    we like to cook together, making dinner easier and much more fun

  9. Margmclaug says:

    I try to make dinner with at least one item that everyone likes so i know they will look forward to at least one item on their plate

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    I try to make at least one thing that everyone likes and if it is something new everyone at least has to try it 

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  16. we spread out a blanket and have a picnic dinner

  17. Kathleen Smith says:

    I like to hide veggies into casseroles (where you can’t taste them) or baked good.

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  20. Jessica Sheffield says:

    try to make something new paired with something everyone likes :)

  21. Jan Messali says:

    We used to make an dish from another country once a week. It gave us an opportunity to talk and learn about the country. 

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  23. My most creative family dinner activities were indoor picnics

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  25. Shannon m says:

    We do indoor picnics where we eat food off each others plates

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  29. we like to play restaurant and make menus and have a server and a cook etc

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  33. We have Mexican night, Italian night, Asian night for fun and variety.

  34. Fuhrman_amy says:

    Instead of fussing over spaghetti night and the mess on clothes, etc- we turn it INTO a mess night. :) We make sure the table is disinfected- then dump the pot of spaghetti on the table- and let the kids dive in. Kids don’t wear shirts & just use their hands to eat. It’s so fun!

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  38. MANDATORY ENTRY:  Although my kids are grown, I always got them involved in preparing dinner whether it was washing vegetables, pouring items into a measuring cup, or mixing things in a bowl.  It was fun for them and also taught them not to be afraid of cooking!

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  42. we dont have fun dinners lol except maybe going out to eat

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  45. it always helps to have everyone having a job setting table or mixing salad, and some times we have idea cards so we dont talk about the same thing every night. 

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  49. Anonymous says:

    Actually the kids are grown so it’s just the hubby and me.  He likes to see the t.v.  Me, I enjoy the paper.

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  51. We have a toddler, so the most interesting things get when we eat is when we quiz her on animal noises.

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  53. The funnest thing we do for dinner is cook together and let the kids load the plates and serve!  They love the responsibility!

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  56. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    My most creative family dinner activity was making smores outside an a cool evening.

  57. I am not very creative at all let alone at dinner time.  The only thing that I can really think of is stretching the truth to get my kids to eat some foods ie, fried scallops were Chinese chicken nuggets.. :)

  58. Amandawisby says:

    Creativee dinner id making pizza homemadr

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  61. My most creative dinner activity was when the power was out.  We cooked hot dogs in our fireplace.  The kids loved it!!

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  65. lisa Belanger says:

    We aren’t creative, but when family gets together we EACH prepare a dish! :)

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  68. Sasha Wade says:

    We look for fun, sometimes interesting, recipes online to cook together.

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  70. Anonymous says:

    Our creative family dinner activity is having a picnic once a month in our back yard during pleasant weather months.  It’s so much fun and great for family bonding.

  71. michelle m says:

    it gets creative every time I get the little one’s in the kitchen with me.

  72. When you have 4 kids, it is hard to find things that they will ALL eat!  So I like to find new recipes that incorporate their favorite foods!  They like trying the new meals and enjoy helping fixing it with me!

  73. I think I posted this in the wrong spot…but I just made like a spaghetti bake last night because my kids were not touching the “goolash” I created, so I spread it in a pan and poured bisquick batter over the top like a shepherds pie and it’s gone tonight :)


  74. I think I posted this in the wrong spot…but I just made like a spaghetti bake last night because my kids were not touching the “goolash” I created, so I spread it in a pan and poured bisquick batter over the top like a shepherds pie and it’s gone tonight :)


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  77. My most creative dinner activity:  the whole family was sick and we hadn’t been to the store so we just threw a bunch of stuff in the pantry together and made a great Goolash.  The kids perked up and we had a blast putting it together!  Now its on our menu every week.

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  81. Chrystal S says:

    Everyone makes something without telling anyone what it is so no dinner is ever the same twce

  82. Anonymous says:

    My most creative dinner activity was  making up cards with  2 different sishes on it that I had made for supper and my family had to pick a card to determine what they were going to eat for supper. It was fun as with 3 boys and my husband they all like both dishes and to have a good laugh this made for a super night.

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  84. Kathie1126 says:

    Although we don’t do this as often as we use to – one night we “use up” any leftovers in the frig to “create” a new dish. Sometimes it works and sometimes it becomes pizza or soup night. Really depends on the leftovers and what’s in the pantry. We always try to have potatoes, onions and green peppers available.

  85. Kylie Gonzales says:

    Most creative dinner activity is when we eat everything on a stick so it is like the carnival. Meat, veggies, fruit, desert, everything is on a stick. My kiddo cracks up the whole time

  86. Jill24295 says:

    We survived for about a week cooking over our very small firplace two years ago during an ice storm. My husband was amazed I was talented enough to make eggs, toast, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches and toasted marshmallows for dessert :-)

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  88. Samantha Trivett says:

    we use grab bags once a week so we get a suprise of what I will cook and we will eat!!

  89. Danielle Davis/Grady says:

    My most creative dinner activity is writing 5 diff dinner choices on 5 diff sheets of paper & letting the kids pick 1 without letting them see what they are :)

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  93. Corey Olomon says:

    As the single father of three kids, none of who will eat what the other will, EVERYDAY I have to be creative!

  94. Midi Nightwind says:

    My husband’s most creative dish was cold cereal with fat free cool whip and bananas. I had been sick and we had no groceries, so he made that for “dinner”.  >.<

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  98. Hope Holland says:

    Ham & Cheese sammies cooked inside crescent rolls 

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  102. heather smith says:

    my daughter is still young but i let her watch and help stir thing 

  103. my kids love dinner consisting of fingerfood – no forks, no knives just plenty of fun

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  105. Beth Gomez says:

    Making the silliest faces out of the food on your plate that you can.

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  107. My most creative dinners come when I don’t have much time to make them, so I make dishes with things I have sitting around and make it taste good!

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  111. Jessica Sheffield says:

    Most creative? Making mashed potato volcanos with cheese? lol

  112. Gina Nuzio says:

    My most creative meals are usually when I am in a hurry or come home late from work and then that’s when I cook everything in a baking pan. It usually consists of diced potatoes, onions, peppers, another vegetable (whatever I have on hand), and chicken with a few dashes of seasoning. Then about 15 minutes prior to taking it out of the oven, I’ll pour some gravy in the pan to mix in with the drippings and voila dinner is made. :-)

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  116. The favorite would be camping in the yard and eating around the campfire.

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  118. We have dinner at the table, no tv for us…except for occasional movie nights. Then it’s a blanket on the floor and pizza or chicken nuggets…something simple that won’t flip flop on the floor and make a huge mess.  Our family is  SO busy with sports and hard to get too creative but now have a baby in the house so our priorities are shifting back to SLOWING DOWN and actually chewing our food:)

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  121. Vicki Vix says:

    Nice giveaway. Thanks.  I don’t do it now they’re grown up but when my niece and nephew were young I’d take them on indoor picnics where I’d set the tent up inside my apt or my sister’s house.  

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  125. The way I get creative with dinner is having themed dinners. My 4 year old can get picky at mealtimes so we dress up in themed costumes like chinese night, mexican night and such, then we have the meal to match the costumes! My son is much more likely to eat that night because it’s almost a game to him! LOL


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  130. Our dinner activities are just simple and really quick! I cook spicy noodles with vegetable for my parents and sisters. They all love it :-)

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  132. Our most creative meal is when we make mini pizzas and make faces on them with the toppings  

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