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
Roasted Pepper Chicken Cheesesteak Bites
Enjoy the flavors Philly chicken cheesesteaks loaded with veggies in wonton wrappers – the perfect appetizers for football game day!
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken Tenders, chopped finely
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (12-ounce) jar of roasted peppers, drained and minced
- 1 cup finely chopped baby spinach
- 1 1/2 cups shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese
- 48 wonton wrappers
- In a large skillet, heat oil.
- Add onion and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add garlic and saute for another 30 seconds, stirring often.
- Add chicken, oregano, salt and pepper. Saute for 8-10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through, stirring often.
- Add in peppers and cook another 2 minutes, stirring often.
- Add in spinach and cook another 2 minutes or until spinach is completely wilted. Remove skillet from heat. Once cooled slightly, mix in 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Fill a small bowl with water and place on work surface. Spray rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray
- Place 1 wonton wrapper on a dry surface. Add 2 teaspoons of filling* in center of wrapper. Dip your finger in the water and run it along 2 sides of the wonton wrapper (to make wrapper sticky). Fold wonton wrapper over and press to seal. Place wonton on baking sheet (16 per sheet.)
- Bake wontons for 5 minutes and then turn over. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of remaining cheese and bake other 5 minutes. Remove from oven and repeat with remaining sheets.
- Serve warm.
* You’ll have close to a cup of remaining cheesesteak filling. Use to make more wontons, top a pizza or stuff in a hoagie roll.
Have you ever heard of air-chilled chicken? Cooking anything special for the big game on Sunday? Go Iggles!