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Who You Calling Chicken?

Here’s something to squawk about: September is National Chicken Month! It seems crazy to designate only one month to chicken. Isn’t every month a good time to celebrate chicken?

Some people are reading this and groaning “So tired of the same old chicken.”  And maybe the “same old chicken” is the clue to the problem. That just flaps my wattles because there is so much to love about chicken, and so many ways to enjoy it.

8 Reasons to crow about chicken:

  1. It doesn’t deplete my nest egg. Chicken is always on sale at the market. Thighs and wings this week, boneless breasts next week.
  2. In the pecking order of nutritional favorites, it’s right up at the top. The high amount of protein, vitamin B6, niacin, selenium and phosphorus all help our bodies have energy, keep bones strong, eyes clear and metabolism balanced.
  3. I don’t like to brood too much, so a cup of chicken soup is just the thing. Chicken is high in the amino acid tryptophan, which increases the serotonin levels in your brain, elevating your mood.
  4. If I want to shake my tail feather, I choose chicken. It’s low fat, carb free, high in protein, and easy to make. All factors key to my weight-control success.
  5. It tastes like chicken! There’s a reason why the taste of chicken is the barometer of whether something tastes good. It’s mild enough for a child to enjoy, but can take on additional seasoning to please the palate of the most discerning connoisseur.
  6. Even a birdbrain can cook chicken. Cook it in the oven, on the grill, on the stove top, in a slow cooker, or in a pressure cooker. There is no wrong way to cook chicken — just make sure you cook it thoroughly to an internal temp of 165 °F.
  7. Hatching an idea of what to make with chicken is simple. It’s easy to make the same old chicken recipe, but there’s no excuse to not try something new! We have hundreds of chicken recipes. Just search in your DinnerTime Recipe Box for your next favorite chicken dish.
  8. I don’t believe in hatching rooster eggs, so chicken is perfect for me. Leftovers are never a problem. In fact, I often edit the recipe in my DinnerTime Meal Builder to make extra servings, and either warm it for another night or use for lunch the next day.

So Shake Your Tail Feathers, Strut Your Stuff and Rule Your Roost with a fabulous new chicken dinner.

Your family will crow with delight.

Look at these great recipes I found in my DinnerTime Recipe Box search!

Search in your DinnerTime Recipe Box to find new and interesting chicken recipes.

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Creamy and delicious!

Filling, healthy way to use leftover chicken.

Chicken soup with pizzazz.