Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Product Alert: Foster Farms® Organic and Simply Raised Chicken

I had the opportunity to try Foster Farms® new Organic and Simply Raised fresh chicken, a new generation of products from a company that has been putting delicious chicken on our tables (and in our belly nomnomnom) since 1939.

Look for a trio of new products including: Foster Farms® Fresh & Natural, Foster Farms® Simply Raised (without antibiotics) and Foster Farms® Organic.

This new generation of fresh chicken is answering the call for antibiotic-free, organic and locally raised poultry. Based in California's Central Valley, Foster Farms operates ranches throughout California and works with more than 32 family farmers in the Pacific Northwest making them the leading producer of organic and antibiotic-free poultry on the West Coast.

I picked up a package of Foster Farms® Simply Raised Breast Fillets at my local Albertsons. There's a slightly different package look and logo...

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Here's key some info from the package:

• No Antibiotics are administered, ever
• 100% vegetarian feed
• American Humane Certified
• 100% natural (minimally processed, no additives or preservatives, steroids or hormones)
• Produced with no added sodium
• Simply Raised is locally grown throughout CA, OR, and WA

But how does it taste...

These Foster Farms® Simply Raised Breast Fillets are delicious, very flavorful and juicy. I made a simple marinade (just 1/4 cup of Italian salad dressing and 1/2 lemon sliced), placed that and the chicken breasts in a gallon zipper bag and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours (up to a day.)

When you are ready to start grilling, remove the chicken breasts from the bag and discard any leftover marinade. Place the breasts on the grill and cook for about 15 minutes, flipping once. Chicken is done when juices run clear when pierced with a fork (internal temp of 165.) Remove from grill and foil for about 15 minutes before slicing.

One of the breast fillets I sliced up and turned into this great Bruschetta Chicken and Bean Salad, a perfect dinner to take with you to those 4th of July parades and firework displays or concerts in the park. That's exactly where I took mine, a free summer concert in my neighborhood park. I packed the salad up in to-go boxes, tossed a couple of bottles of water and an ice pack in my cooler bag and we got to the park just in time to watch the sunset.

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This is the perfect dinner on a hot summer night, no heating up the kitchen, quick, just open a few cans and mix together.

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Shelly's Bruschetta Chicken and Bean Salad

1 Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken Breast, Grilled, Sliced
1/2 cup White Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Red Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Green Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Fresh Mozzarella Balls, halved
1/2 cup Grape Tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup Marinated Artichoke Hearts, chopped
1/2 cup Bruschetta Sauce (find it near fresh pasta in the supermarket)
1 teaspoon Oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste

Slice the grilled chicken into strips. Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate till you are ready to head out.

This post is sponsored by Foster Farms, the opinions expressed are my own. For the purposes of this post and recipe development Foster Farms provided me with products used. Thanks for the yummy chicken. Want to learn more about Foster Farms LIKE their Facebook page and tell them The World According to Eggface told you to stop by.

Hope you enjoy the salad on your next outing.

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Anne said...

Where can I find the take out boxes? Amazon?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Probably. I found them at Smart & Final (sort of Costco like but more for restaurants), restaurant supply, Michael's type stores.

Anne said...

I wonder if Costco has them. I live in St. Louis. I will look around for them. They are a fantastic, fun idea. I have three small children (11,9 and 7) that would get a kick out of this.