8 Delicious ‘Farm to Family’ Meals Featuring Perdue Chicken
Americans eat more chicken than any other meat, and for good reason, it’s packed with lean protein and delicious. Unfortunately, chicken sometimes gets a bad rap, unfairly described as dry, flavorless, and boring. But that's not the case at all, as long as you use proper cooking techniques, such as brines, marinades, and other cooking methods that add flavor and lock in the juices. Want to try a chicken recipe that will blow your tired baked chicken recipe out of the water? You're in luck. We invited our Culinary Content Network to participate in a “Farm to Family Meals” recipe contest sponsored by Perdue for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).
Perdue is a family-run company, and one of the largest chicken producers in America. The company prides itself on raising antibiotic-free chickens, a policy they started implementing in 2002. For this week’s SWAT contest we are promoting the family meal using Perdue’s extensive line of chicken products.
Each member of the Culinary Content Network who submitted a recipe this week was asked to use a Perdue chicken product in his or her recipe, and the results were superb. Try replicating one participant’s submission for Easy Chicken Tacos using Perdue’s Simply Smart Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders. Pop these tenders in the toaster, and then pile on your favorite toppings like fresh guacamole and queso fresco. There is an array of chicken recipes to update your recipe box. Here are a couple of this week’s highlights.
Extra Crispy Tortilla Pizza with Grilled Chicken
Full Belly Sisters
Justine and Flannery, aka the Full Belly Sisters, produced a mouthwatering dish for this week’s contest. This quick and easy recipe beats take-out pizza and is breeze to make, which is why this tortilla pizza is the winner of this week’s SWAT recipe contest. Use a whole wheat tortilla for the base of the pizza and top with grilled chicken, salsa, scallions, Monterey jack cheese, avocado, and tomatoes for a delicious and healthy meal treat that will satisfy your whole family.
Chicken Caprese Quesadilla
Foody Schmoody Blog
This simple recipe from Foody Schmoody combines the flavors of an Italian caprese salad with Perdue Whole Grain Chicken Tender Strips. Finish this quick and easy meal with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for satisfying Farm to Family meal everyone will love.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.