5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners

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Chopping and portioning these slow cooker meals is a Sunday cinch! Store your prepped ingredients in the fridge and toss them into your slow cooker on weekday mornings. Then let weeknight meals await you.

1. Red Curry Chicken

2. BBQ Chicken Sliders

3. Lime Garlic Chicken Tacos

4. Chicken Salsa Verde

5. Chicken Cassoulet

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One-Dish Meals For Hassle-Free Cleanup

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Let’s be honest. There’s only one thing better than a tasty home-cooked meal: a tasty home-cooked meal that requires little to no cleanup. Save these one-pot recipes for the nights you’re on dish duty, and thank us later.

THE MEALS

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Use PERDUE Chicken Thighs for all of your recipes.
  • Use chicken bouillon granules or cubes to make your own chicken stock.
  • You can find a variety of fresh herb blends, like poultry blend, hanging in the herb section of your produce department. Use a box of your choice to make your Herbed Dumplings.
  • Most of the time you can substitute dried herbs for fresh; just use 1/3 the amount of dried for fresh in the recipe.
  • Don’t have buttermilk? Just add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup of milk, and let stand for 5 minutes before using.
  • Use regular white mushrooms in place of cremini in your Braised Chicken Cacciatore.

HERE’S YOUR SHOPPING LIST

Chicken (the best part)

  • 3 pounds PERDUE Chicken Thighs

Fruits and Veggies

  • 1 large box mushrooms
  • 2 green peppers
  • 3 medium onions
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 1 bunch carrots
  • 1 box fresh herb blend
  • 1 bunch green onions

Dairy

  • 1 quart buttermilk

Meat

  • 1/2 pound pre-cooked turkey sausage

Random Stuff

  • 1 jar chunky spaghetti sauce
  • 1 jar low sodium chicken bouillon
  • 1 (10-ounce) can tomatoes with green chilies

Things You Probably Already Have on Hand

  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Flour
  • Rice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Butter
  • Baking powder
  • Vegetable shortening
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Freezer Meal Hacks For Busy Parents

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Some nights, preparing a home-cooked meal from scratch just isn’t in the cards — and that’s totally okay. Freezer meals are the answer.

Try these super-delicious, super-convenient freezer meal tips to keep things easy, safe AND tasty.

Build your freezer meal repertoire. Need freezer meal ideas? We’ve got a few: 

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Dutch Oven Chicken and Herb Dumplings

Greek Stuffed Peppers with Spinach & Artichoke

Sweet and Spicy Broth Bowl

One Dish Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Chill before freezing. Putting hot foods in the freezer can increase your freezer’s temperature, making it more likely for other foods to defrost — not good. In a hurry? Refrigerate an uncovered dish and stir soups or stews frequently to speed up the chilling process.

Freeze with ease. Portion meals into individual containers or bags before freezing. This makes it super easy to grab what you need and avoid wasting food. Leave some extra space at the top of plastic containers and remove all the air from plastic bags before freezing.

Take stock of what’s in your freezer. Be sure to rotate meals so you use everything up. Most freezer meals will last anywhere from two to six months if they remain frozen during this time.

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Perdue Knows How To Party On Game Day

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Chicken enchiladas. PerduZas. Buffalo chicken cheesesteaks. All made from a number of ingredients you can buy in the express lane. The only downside of a Perdue game day party? When it stops.

THE MEALS

THING YOU NEED TO KNOW

  1. Use PERDUE FIT & EASY Tenderloins in all of your recipes.
  2. Use Buffalo Hot Sauce instead of regular hot sauce in your Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas.
  3. Spice up tomato sauce with garlic powder and dried oregano, and use that instead of pizza sauce for your PerduZas.
  4. Use shredded Mozzarella or Monterey Jack instead of Provolone cheese for your Easy Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steaks.

HERE’S YOUR SHOPPING LIST

Chicken (the best part)

  • 3 pounds PERDUE FIT & EASY Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins

Fruits and Veggies

  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro

Dairy

  • 1 package Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 package Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 package Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 jar chunky blue cheese dressing
  • 1 container sour cream

Random Stuff

  • 1 (28-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 package corn tortillas
  • 1 package pepperoni slices
  • 1 package hoagie rolls
  • 1 bottle buffalo hot sauce

Things You Probably Already Have on Hand

  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried oregano
  • Hot sauce
  • Black olives
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Chicken And Beer Party Pairings

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Pilsners. Stouts. Chicken. Want to find the perfect beer to pair with whatever food is on the menu? Use this as your guide to a good time. After all, beer and chicken go together like chicken and pretty much everything.

APPETIZERS

Chicken Tender PerduZas
Beer Pairing: Pale Ale

Medium body with medium bitterness. Pairs well with pizza flavors such as pepperoni and tomato sauce.

Southwestern Yogurt Chicken Dip
Beer Pairing: Amber Ale

Medium body, malty and mildly sweet. Pairs well with chicken, spicy foods and lightly tangy dairy such as yogurt.

Buttermilk Chicken and Waffle Bites
Beer Pairing: Strong Ale

Heavy body with malty sweet flavors and intense alcohol. Pairs well with rich waffles and complements the fruitiness of the peach-mustard sauce.

WINGS

Extra Crispy Chicken Wings
Beer pairing: Amber Ale

Medium body, malty and mildly sweet. Complements the Chinese Five Spice powder and cuts through the richness of the wings.

Honey Ginger Korean Fried Chicken
Beer Pairing: I.P.A.

Medium body with intense bitterness, citrus and hop flavors. Pairs well with the strong, spicy and sweet flavors of the spicy sweet Korean dipping sauce.

Garlic & Ginger Sweet Chicken Wings
Beer Pairing: Pilsner

Light body with a floral and hoppy flavor. Pairs well with savory garlic and the snap of ginger.

HEARTY FARE

Herb and Artichoke Chicken Pull Apart Bread
Beer Pairing: Hefeweizen

Light body and slightly acidic. Goes great with herbed goat cheese spreads, and the slightly acidic flavor profile works perfectly with the artichokes.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders
Beer Pairing: Amber Ale

Medium body, malty and mildly sweet. Balances well with sweet marinades and BBQ sauces.

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
Beer Pairing: I.P.A

Medium body with intense bitterness, citrus and hop flavors. The citrus and hops contrast with the heat of the buffalo sauce. Also pairs great with blue cheese and celery.

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3 Ways To Celebrate Slow-Cooker Season

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Slow cookers aren’t just for roasts and stews. Your creativity is only limited by your own imagination (kind of). Branch out beyond the basics and try these three mouth-watering meals you can make using easy-to-find ingredients you might already have on hand.

THE MEALS

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  1. Use 1 pound PERDUE FIT & EASY Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts and 1 pound PERDUE FIT & EASY Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs for your BBQ Chicken Slider recipe.
  2. Use 1 pound PERDUE FIT & EASY Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts for your Chicken Salsa Verde recipe.
  3. Use 1 pound PERDUE FIT & EASY Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs for your Lime Garlic Chicken Taco recipe.
  4. Use lettuce and tomato to top your BBQ sliders instead of coleslaw.
  5. You can use chicken stock instead of beer in your Chicken Salsa Verde.
  6. Use corn tortillas instead of hard taco shells for your Lime Garlic Tacos.

HERE’S YOUR SHOPPING LIST

Chicken (the best part)

  • 2 pounds PERDUE FIT & EASY Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 pounds PERDUE FIT & EASY Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs

Fruits and Veggies

  • 3 medium onions
  • 2 limes
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 head romaine lettuce

Dairy

  • 1 package shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 container sour cream

Random Stuff

  • 1 package slider or small potato rolls
  • 1 jar roasted salsa verde
  • 1 (32-ounce) carton reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 package corn tortillas

Things You Probably Already Have on Hand

  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cumin
  • Ketchup
  • Brown sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Sriracha or hot sauce
  • Beer
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Get Your Wine Pairings On Point

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Unless you’re a sommelier (and who has time for that), pairing the right wine with food can be one big shrug.

Which chicken recipes does Sauvignon Blanc go with? Is there a poultry that pairs with Riesling?

Yes way, Rose, there is! Find out with our simple and unexpected wine-pairing guide that takes the guesswork out of the equation: 

Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa | Riesling

Light bodied, slightly sweet with low acid. Pairs well with spicy chipotle and sweet strawberries.

Lemon Dijon Chicken Salad Nicoise | Rose

Light to medium bodied and fruity; a great summer wine. Complements the potatoes, olives and mustard dressing.

Caprese Stuffed Turkey Burgers | Pinot Noir

Medium bodied with low tannins. Stands up to the heartiness of a turkey burger.

Kona Pineapple Chicken Skewers | Sauvignon Blanc

Light bodied with noticeable acid and tropical fruit notes. A great wine to serve with grilled chicken and pineapple.

Fluffy Quiche with Chicken | Prosecco/Cava

Light bodied and bubbly. Perfect with eggs and Parmesan cheese. Great for brunch.

Quick and Easy Chicken Piccata | Chardonnay

Bolder bodied with a buttery, soft round flavor. Pairs well with chicken and light, buttery sauces.

Sauteed Asparagus and Mushroom Chicken Pasta | Chardonnay

Bolder bodied with a buttery, soft round flavor. Pairs well with chicken and lightly sauced pasta.

Lemon Chicken and Orzo | Pinto Grigio

​Light bodied with refreshing citrus flavors. Pairs well with lemon and pasta.

 

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Why You Should Be Eating Chicken That’s Veggie-Fed And No Antibiotics Ever

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When you’re looking for something easy and delicious to make for yourself or for the family, chances are chicken is high on your list of ingredients. And for good reason! It’s one of the most versatile foods out there — you can literally do anything with it!

But, are you buying the right kind of chicken? Because not all chicken is raised the same way. Here’s just a few things to know about buying chicken that is no antibiotics ever and veggie-fed!

1) What Is Veggie Fed Chicken?

Exactly what it sounds like! Some chicken farms feed their chickens animal by-products, like blood and bone meal. You don’t want that! Instead look for a company like Perdue, who feeds their chickens a 100% vegetarian diet, which includes things like corn, soybeans and marigolds.

2) Are All Chickens Fed Antibiotics?

While not all of the chickens you can find in the market have been given antibiotics, a large number of them have. We believe that antibiotics should only be given to chickens for disease prevention and treatment; never for growth promotion. Make sure to do some research and find a brand like Perdue, that that doesn’t feed its chickens antibiotics unnecessarily! Instead they offer natural options, like oregano, which is a natural antioxidant. And thyme, which helps boost the chicken’s immune systems. There are currently over 200 Perdue products that are no antibiotics ever.

3) Honestly, It Tastes Even Better!

We know, we can tell you why you should be buying no antibiotics ever and veggie-fed chicken till we’re blue in the face, but there’s really only one way to get you to listen. We think it takes better! No really! And that means your food will taste better, making you and whomever else you’re serving food to happier. See? Isn’t it great when you spend a little time learning about food?

Want to know more about how Perdue is leading the charge for no antibiotics ever and veggie-fed chicken? Check out their website!

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Perdue Chickens

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Have you ever walked into the grocery store and been overwhelmed by the number of options in the chicken section? Which one do you buy? The cheapest one? The one with the most colorful logo? The one that looks really trendy, so obviously it must taste good?

Of course, you could consider any of those options, but the one you should be looking for is Perdue. Why? Because they take care of their chickens like no other. We’ve talked about how you should be buying no antibiotics ever and veggie-fed chickens. But here are even more reasons you should choose Perdue.

They know how to treat the chickens they raise. Perdue believes in The Five Freedoms for animals, a set of standards for animal husbandry adopted by the World Organization for Animal Health, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Those Five Freedoms are:

  1. Freedom from hunger and thirst
  2. Freedom from discomfort
  3. Freedom from pain, injury and disease
  4. Freedom to express normal behavior
  5. Freedom from fear and distress

When you follow these standards, the chickens are raised in a healthier environment. And Perdue is constantly checking their practices because they’re committed to providing the best possible care.

And as you’ve probably guessed, Perdue offers organic, free-range chickens, which means the chickens have access to sunlight, fresh air, the outdoors, and plenty of space to move about. These organic chickens aren’t being raised in tight coops. Perdue makes sure it’s the complete opposite!

So next time you’re at the market picking up chicken, make sure you know what you’re buying. And keep an eye out for Perdue. Want to know more about all the things Perdue does? Click here!

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