Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.
There’s an anticipatory and excited buzz in the air in the Philadelphia area this week. Everywhere you go, you see green, black and white and Eagles gear. Local Boston Market restaurant owners have even temporarily changed their signs to “Philly” Market – lol.
So, I was compelled to create an appetizer to share with you all for watching the big game – one with a hometown twist that also features a new product from Philadelphia’s classic supermarket – ACME Market (or “Ack-kah-me” as my native South Philly Nana called it.)
Their Open Nature® line – real foods made without preservatives, free of artificial colors and artificial flavors – recently added a new product: Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken, which is now available exclusively at ACME stores in the Philadelphia area. [You can also find it at Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market in other parts of the country.]#sponsored Roasted Pepper Chicken Cheesesteak Bites for game day! Made with @acmemarkets new Open Nature Air-Chilled Chicken via @tspbasil Click To Tweet
I didn’t know about the air chilling process for chicken before but it’s an alternative way to cool down the chicken after it’s been processed (most chicken products are cooled down in a water bath.) Open Nature Air Chilled Chickens are individually processed with purified air which provides a more flavorful chicken.
Other ways Open Nature Air Chilled Chicken is a genuinely different chicken:
- Chickens are fed a vegetarian, proprietary flaxseed-based diet
- No antibiotics ever
- American Humane Certified
- No added hormones (as federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in poultry)
- 100% natural (minimally processed, with no artificial ingredients)
- 300% Higher Omega-3s compared to conventional chicken
- 40% Lower Cholesterol compared to conventional chicken
I used the chicken tenders for this recipe and was really pleased with both the packaging and how flavorful the chicken was after grilling.
And while chicken cheesesteaks are traditionally served with onions and peppers, I also added some chopped spinach to get another veggie into the recipe (dietitian habit.) I also used Serena’s awesome Healthy Kitchen Hack of using Wonton Wrappers to Make Quick Snacks.Print
Have you ever heard of air-chilled chicken? Cooking anything special for the big game on Sunday? Go Iggles!