PERDUE®, who produces over 200 chicken products raised with no antibiotics ever, has touted the antioxidant benefits of oregano and the immune system supporting qualities of thyme to help keep their chickens healthy. These are just two of the many herbs, fruits, and vegetables that can go from garden to table in chicken recipes.
While you shouldn’t trade in your medicine for your produce without consulting a doctor, adding these healthy items to your dinner can certainly help you create tasty chicken dishes the whole family will enjoy.
Other Herbal Options
Oregano and thyme are two herbs which are wonderful to add to your chicken recipes, but consider some of the others when cutting down on salt and creating healthy meals with PERDUE’S® with no antibiotics ever chicken.
Rosemary is another popular options for chicken, as is pepper, basil, bay leaf, marjoram, chives, and parsley. You should also think outside the box and experiment with herbs such as mint, cilantro, and nutmeg.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables also make great accompaniments from your garden to your chicken recipes.
When using fruits, you can go tangy, such as lemons and limes, or sweet, like pineapple, mango, or cherries. Don’t be afraid to mix the two flavors and put in some of those herbs. You can get some interesting flavors from combinations such as mango and mint, or lime and basil.
Be as creative with the vegetables as the fruit. Potatoes and carrots are always great with chicken, but also try artichokes, spinach, zucchini, green beans, and other healthy vegetables.
Cooking Tasty Chicken
How you mix up the flavors from your garden with your No Antibiotic Ever PERDUE® chicken will depend on your cooking method.
If you are using a slow cooker, you can skip the liquid and let the juices from the fruit and vegetables mix in with the herbs, making its own sauce. For barbecuing or grilling, you may want to put together a marinade to keep the chicken moist. Use any combination of fruit juices, olive oil, and balsamic. You can also use this technique for oven cooking.
A Quick and Easy Idea
PERDUE® has put together an example of an ideal garden to table chicken recipe that uses a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and their no antibiotics ever chicken. It’s also easy to make, in less than an hour.
Marcia Frost has been compensated by Perdue for her advice and honest opinions in this article.