- They sell fresh boneless skinless chicken breast by the case, as direct from the farmer as possible.
- Head to local pickup locations to pick up your order.
- Most recent price: $1.49 a pound!
Zaycon Foods gave me a credit on their site to try out their chicken and tell you guys about it. Now, I foolishly scheduled a pickup time simultaneous to a doctor’s appointment, so my friend picked up the chicken for me. She reported that it was a smooth process — hand them your order confirmation, pop the trunk, they lay down plastic, they put a 40-lb box of chicken in there, and you are on your merry way!
This, was some really nice chicken, and I’d definitely get it again. Fresher than the grocery store, generally cheaper, never frozen, and none of the saline filler junk you get from some of the cheap bags of store-brand poultry. And, look at the size of these! They needed a bit of trimming, but nothing major.
What have I made with this? So far, things like cheddar-garlic oven-fried chicken breast (not heart healthy, but oh so good — and there were all those Panko bread crumbs crying out to be used). This lovely, juicy chicken seemed to lend itself to a recipe like that, and it was delicious, if I do say so myself.
Last week, used more of this to make some post-dairy-allergy-diagnosis salsa chicken for Mr. 9 — super easy in the crockpot: About 3-lbs chicken, packet of taco mix, jar of salsa, cook 10 hours on low, shred, serve. (If you’re not dairy free, stir in a generous dollop of sour cream while shredding, but it’s optional.) Serve on tortillas, in taco shells, over rice, with guacamole, with all your favorite taco fixings.
This is a lot of chicken — but that’s OK, because you’ll want enough to tide you over until their next local event. And yes, I should have trimmed it before freezing, but I was in a huge hurry and didn’t have room in the fridge, lol.
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I’ll let you know when Zaycon is coming back to IL — but sign up for your advance notice from them as well. They have been bringing bacon and other events to other states, so watch for those as well!
The fine print
Zaycon Foods provided the chicken for this review; however, all thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.