Disclosure: I was given free product for review purposes. However, all opinions on Zaycon Foods are my own.
I recently happened upon a company, Zaycon Foods, which sells chicken in bulk! Not only do they sell chicken in bulk but they offer a unique service in which food is delivered straight from the processor and directly to the consumer. I was so eager to check out this service, I ordered 40 pounds of chicken and received my shipment last weekend.
Now what to do with all this chicken, make plenty of chicken dishes!!! I am a fan of buffalo chicken, which probably explains why I have such a wide variety of buffalo chicken recipes! A few of my favorites are Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip, Healthified Buffalo Chicken Lasagna and now a new favorite to top off the Buffalo Chicken recipe list:
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili
3 Chicken Breasts
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
1 can corn
1 can chicken broth
1/2 cup Franks Red Hot (more/less depending spicy preference)
1 large onion (diced)
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1 cup salsa
1 TBS Chili powder
1. Place chicken breasts on the bottom of the crockpot and add the rest of the ingredients on top. I would begin with only adding 1/4 cup of the hot sauce at first.
2. Cook on Low for 8-10 hours or High for 5-6 hours.
3. One hour before serving, removed chicken breast and shred. Add the shredded chicken back to the crockpot.
4. Evaluate the “spiciness” of your chili. For a spicier version, add the remaining 1/4 cup (or more) of the hot sauce. Continue to add to taste.
Now, I know it might sounds “weird” or “strange” to pick up packaged meats right from the back of a truck but I was so impressed with how smoothly the entire operation went down that I felt compelled to talk about it. The delivery time I was given was 7:30pm, I arrived about 5 minutes beforehand and saw many cars already waiting in the lot. I did not see the delivery truck, so I began to wonder just how prompt the truck was going to be. The truck arrived RIGHT ON THE DOT, they pulled into the lot and began conducting business. An organized line was formed by the delivery man and they began distributing the chicken right away. I was not only impressed with how quickly and smooth the whole operation went, I was also impressed with how helpful and polite the delivery men were. First off, I did not even get out of my car, I pulled up and as one man verified my information, the other man began placing the box of chicken in my trunk. And just how polite were they? Before placing the chicken in the trunk, a plastic bag was provided by them and placed down first to insure no leakage would occur into my vehicle. Now that is what I call service!
I returned home and immediately inspected the quality of the chicken, IMPRESSIVE! The breast were HUGE, plump and well packaged. I think the most difficult part was separating ALL the chicken into freezer bags. I am not complaining though, with a deal of $1.89 a pound, it was so worth it! I WILL be ordering chicken from Zaycon the next time they come into town but why wait for their chicken? They also offer pork, beef, milk and even fruits! This March they are having a bacon and pork sausage event in St. Louis, go order yours soon because it fills up fast! And if you do see an event filled up, be sure to get on their waiting list because they just might send out an extra truck for you! Zaycon Foods, you are A OK in my book!