KCC Italian Chicken Kabobs and Zucchini Fries

by Jodie Fitz

Italian Chicken Kabobs

4 lbs. boneless chicken breast

6 oz. PICS tomato paste

¼ cup PICS balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons PICS olive oil

1 tablespoon PICS Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon PICS onion powder

½ teaspoon PICS sea salt

½ teaspoon PICS garlic powder

Skewers

If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 20 minutes before threading chicken and cooking.

Stir together the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Italian seasoning, onion powder, sea salt and garlic powder.  

Cut the chicken into 1 ½ inch chunks and add to the marinade, making sure it’s well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Carefully thread chicken pieces onto the skewers and place on a broiler pan or baking sheet.

Broil on medium to high until fully cooked, 15-20 minutes, depending on size of the chicken pieces. Rotate half way through.

Time Saving Tip:  Toss the chicken and marinade together in a freezer bag or other airtight container, making sure it’s completely coated, and freeze. You can pull the marinated chicken from the freezer to defrost and marinate for a quick meal solution.

Clean Up:  Line your pan with foil before adding the chicken kabobs, for easy clean up.

Cooking with Kids: Every recipe is filled with life skills that encourage children’s confidence in the kitchen. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe:

  • Following directions
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Cutting and knife safety
  • Stirring
  • Skewering
  • Marinating
  • Broiling and oven safety

Zucchini Fries

2 small to medium zucchini

1 cup PICS whole wheat seasoned bread crumbs

¼ cup PICS parmesan cheese, finely grated

1 ½ teaspoons PICS onion powder

1 teaspoon PICS paprika

¾ teaspoon PICS garlic powder

½ teaspoon PICS sea salt

¼ teaspoon PICS black pepper

2 PICS eggs

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Remove ends of zucchini. Cut in half lengthwise, then cut each half in half again, creating four quarters. Cut each quarter into thin s to create zucchini fries.

In a bowl, stir together the seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  

Whisk eggs.  

Dredge zucchini fries in the eggs and then in the seasoned bread crumbs, until fully covered.

Place fries on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.  

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Heating leftovers:  Heat leftover zucchini fries on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a preheated oven at 400 degrees, until crispy and heated all the way through, 10-15 minutes.

Cooking with Kids: Every recipe is filled with life skills that encourage children’s confidence in the kitchen. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe:

  • Following directions
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Cutting and knife safety
  • Whisking
  • Stirring
  • Dredging
  • Baking and oven safety
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8 Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken

At Price Chopper & Market 32 we are rotisserie chicken fanatics! This week we are featuring them and all the awesome dishes you can create using them. If you love rotisserie chicken as much as us, check out this list of recipes to implement your next rotisserie chicken into. You might find a new go-to!

Chicken Cobb Salad Naan Flatbread: This flatbread includes all the great things about cobb salad – bacon, gorgonzola, tomato, hard cooked eggs, add some rosemary-style rotisserie chicken meat and you’re set.

Oven Baked Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders: Nashville Hot Chicken always hits the spot. Try these oven baked sliders using shredded Market 32 rotisserie chicken meat. Yum!

Buffalo-Ranch Chicken Wonton Bites: These tasty wonton bites make for a great appetizer. Celery, blue cheese, buffalo wing sauce and rotisserie chicken meat make them a great choice for football gamedays!

Spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwich: Kick up the flavor with this Spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwich. Featuring BBQ rotisserie chicken meat, this recipe will have you coming back for more.

Fall Chicken Pot Pie: Fall weather is around the corner and chicken pot pie is one of our favorite cooler weather comfort foods. Try it with rotisserie chicken for a new perspective on pot pie!

Open-Faced Chicken Melt: Try this refreshing Open-Faced Chicken Melt with apple, cheese, chopped rotisserie chicken and more on Charcoal Boule. Makes for a delicious lunch.

Chicken Banh Mi Bowl: Rotisserie chicken in a Banh Mi? Yes, please. Try it out for yourself.

BBQ Chicken, Dried Cherry and Brie Tartlets: Diced BBQ rotisserie chicken makes a great addition to these Dried Cherry and Brie Tartlets. A yummy treat for anytime of the day.

Rotisserie chicken is extremely versatile and can be used in ways you may not have considered. If you are looking to become more creative with your rotisserie chicken, we recommend starting with one of these awesome recipes. Check out our ad this week for whole rotisserie chicken for $6.99.

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Better Tasting Chicken Dishes Start with Better Chicken!

Our Market 32 FREE FROM Chicken is produced by Springer Mountain Farms, whose chickens are raised on family farms that are run by second, and even third-generation farmers. They believe in doing things the right way. Springer Mountain Farms believes the right way is controlling the process every step of the way, from hatching their own chicks, raising them in humane houses to reduce stress for better flock health, and processing them in their own USDA-supervised facilities. This commitment also extends to the farmers that raise the crops for their feed, and allows them to raise their chickens on all-natural, Non-GMO Project Verified feed.

All of their farmers choose to work harder, meet higher quality standards and provide a level of care that’s above and beyond acceptable industry practices. Springer Mountain Farms was the first poultry producer in the world to be certified by the American Humane Association, the oldest and most trusted advocate of animal welfare. If you ask their farmers why they go the extra mile, they’ll tell you it’s just the right thing to do…to provide a better quality of life for theanimals and a better quality product for consumers. We agree, and there’s no doubt about it: great care means great taste.

Pick up a pack or two of Market 32 FREE FROM Chicken from Springer Mountain Farms to taste the difference, and visit SpringerMTN.com for recipe inspiration for easy school night family dinners, like Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Vegetables!

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National Fried Chicken Day!

There are few things as American (or delicious) as fried chicken, and today on National Fried Chicken Day we want to give it its proper recognition. Fried chicken is an all-timer when it comes to comfort food, as good for your soul as it is for your taste buds. Whether you like hot and spicy or original and mild, we’ve got just thing for you!

Did you know that the Scottish played a major role in the birth of fried chicken? It’s surprisingly true! Scottish immigrants in the Southern states had a tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat. These immigrants often worked, lived, and ate with African slaves, who added some spices and touches of their own to the chicken. Eventually, many of slaves became cooks in the south, where fried chicken first became a staple.

The story begins with James Boswell, who wrote about the Scottish locals eating “fricassee of fowl” in his 1773 journal. Boswell described it as “fried chicken or something like that.” In actuality, he was talking about a dish in Scotland called Friars Chicken, not fried chicken, but this is where the recipe first got its name!

Although the very beginnings of fried chicken may remain a mystery, the first recorded recipe dates back to 1747. In a book titled “The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy” by Hannah Glasse she included a recipe called “To Marinate Chickens.” The book found major success in both the UK and the US Colonies.

Since its humble beginnings, fried chicken has become a foodie favorite. Now, different recipes and variations are popular in countries around the world. Every day is a good day for fried chicken, but especially National Fried Chicken Day. Stop by your local store and pick up our Original or Spicy variety for dinner!

Check out this Juicy Fried Chicken recipe from Blue Top Brand! 

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Winner, Winner, Market 32 Free From Chicken DInner

Ellie Wilson

MS, RDN

Chicken is definitely a winner when it comes to making a delicious dinner! Or lunch, or snack – versatile and available in so many easy-to-cook cuts, you can make tried and true family favorites, explore global cuisines, or just stick to quick and easy when Market 32 FREE FROM Chicken is on your list.

Market 32 FREE FROM Chicken has all of the flavor and quality shoppers are looking for – carefully sourced by the Market 32 FREE FROM Team from the first family farming operation in the world to earn the American Humane Certified ™ verification, they live in open houses, allowing them the ability to live a stress free life without the threat of predators, exposure to diseases from migratory birds or harm from the elements which would all impact flock health. They are fed a high quality diet of pesticide-free, American-grown, Non-GMO grains, specifically planned by vets and animal nutritionists, with an unlimited supply of clean water and fresh feed along with plenty of fresh air and room to roam. The farm has been raising chickens for over 50 years – they have learned that ensuring a good environment for the chickens, including water and soil testing, delivers a good quality of life and results in a safe, delicious product. They take even more care with their employees, which they call their best asset, ensuring they have company-provided PPE, regular screenings, work area safety standards, and more. Price Chopper/Market 32 customers can be confident they are bringing a great choice home to their families and friends. 

Fresh Market 32 FREE FROM Chicken is an excellent source of protein and is also a lean choice when choosing skinless chicken tenders, thin-sliced cutlets or skinless chicken breasts. Market 32 FREE FROM Chicken is available in a range of cuts and package sizes, and lends itself to any number of recipes and serving ideas. Casseroles, soups, salads, sheet pan and skillet meals are all on the menu.

There has been a lot more cooking going on at home over the last six months or so, and we are hearing from customers that they are looking for some inspiration to get past cooking fatigue. We can help! Combine Market 32 FREE FROM Chicken with a delicious Culinary Tours item like Szechuan Style Peanut Sauce, or season with PICS Everything Spice Blend for a quick and easy meal. Check out the recipes below from our website and YouTube channels – you are sure to find some new favorites, and more than one way to win the dinner dilemma!

Honey Garlic Skillet Chicken | White Chicken Chili | Buffalo Chicken Salad | Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

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