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Holiday Chicken Appetizers from Chicken Farmers of Canada and $75 Giveaway #SJHolidayGifts

The Holiday season is upon us and so many of us are planning festivities which include serving up lovingly made dishes to our friends and family. For our family Christmas it’s all about making memories and the last thing I want to do is stress about menus. When I’m exploring simple, delicious recipe ideas one of the places I turn is to the Chicken Farmers of Canada website. It’s a wealth of knowledge; from information on cooking and storing chicken to recipe listings which I can sort through by many filters…it just makes my choices easier.

I have had the pleasure of working with Chicken Farmers of Canada for years but I am thinking I’d better tell you about them in case you don’t know. Chicken Farmers of Canada is responsible for chicken raised and sold commercially in Canada. They represent our 2,700 farmers, and ensure that the chicken that reaches your table is safe, delicious, and raised to the highest standards.

Today I’ve chosen 5 appetizer recipes which are perfect for Holiday Entertaining! Have a look through…and at the end there may or may not be a giveaway sponsored by my friends at Chicken Farmers of Canada!

Holiday Chicken Appetizers


Honey-Dijon Drumsticks


Take 5 ingredients most of us always have at home – and in 5 minutes and you can have a healthy dinner in the oven. Match with a spinach salad or green peas from the freezer plus rice – and dinner’s done in about a half hour. More good news – it’s shy on fat and calories and if you are cooking for one – the downsizing math’s a snap. See the recipe on

Mini Mexican Meatballs


While meatballs are not in the glam appetizer realm, they’re the first to go on most cocktail spreads. Ideal for any casual get together and over the top flavourful, they can also be made ahead if you like. The taste gets better as they sit. See the full recipe on

Polenta Chicken Pizza Bites


This is an easy, flexible recipe and you can change the toppings to suit your preference and what you have available. It also works well with leftover roast chicken. See the full recipe on

Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika Aïoli


These tasty tapas make a wonderful appetizer. Its decadent flavour combination of sherry, chili peppers and fresh rosemary makes for a unique flavour you’ll want to savour again and again. See the full recipe on

Chicken Cacciatore, Friulano & Goat Cheese Pizza


This pizza has loads of flavour, thanks to three different kinds of cheese and several vegetables. Laden with tomatoes, chicken, mushrooms, red onion, and sweet peppers, this pizza is a balanced meal in itself. See the full recipe on

WIN $500 from Chicken Farmers of Canada


Chicken Farmers of Canada would like to give you the chance to win $5,000* in cash! Call it a Holiday Helper from Chicken Farmers of Canada. All you need to do is enter below and you’ll have a chance at winning. Whether you use it for the ultimate winter getaway or to tackle your January credit card bill, we want to help you enjoy your holiday that much more. Enter HERE

Make sure to watch out for the Raised by a Canadian Farmer logo on the chicken in stores!


WIN a Holiday Kitchen Prize Pack

My friends at Chicken Farmers of Canada have provided us with a Holiday Kitchen Prize pack valued at $75 for one lucky Canadian reader!! It includes a hand blender, cutting board and an apron and whisk!


This giveaway is open to residents of Canada 18+, excluding Quebec residents. Entry is simple, just fill in the form below. All entries will be verified, this contest ends on December 10th, 2015. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.



21 comments on “Holiday Chicken Appetizers from Chicken Farmers of Canada and $75 Giveaway #SJHolidayGifts”

  1. So many! Chicken is my fave dish. I like roasted chicken with rosemary and baby potatoes.

  2. My fave chicken dish is Asian style chicken thighs…yum!

  3. My favourite is roasted chicken.

  4. I love a roasted stuff chicken with veggies and gravy.

  5. My favourite chicken dish is chicken and broccoli casserole

  6. Im definitely going to try those mini mexican meatballs yum! my fav chicken dish is asian lettuce wraps

  7. I love making a chicken stir fry

  8. My favourite chicken dish is chicken and dumplings.

  9. I like chicken cacciatore the most.

  10. I like teriyaki chicken, so deliciou

  11. I love chicken pot pie.

  12. I love roasted chicken with lemon, and herbs.

  13. Fried cchicken is the best! Yum!icken

  14. We enjoy Caribbean Chicken a recipe from
    4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
    1⁄2 cup low calorie peppercorn ranch dressing 125mL
    1 tsp black & red pepper 5mL
    1 tsp hot pepper sauce 5mL
    1⁄4 tsp garlic powder 1mL
    1⁄4 tsp curry powder 1mL
    2 chopped green onions
    Makes 4 servings

    ♦ Mix all ingredients excluding chicken in baking dish .
    ♦ Set aside 2 tbsp of mixture to use later .
    ♦ Marinate chicken in the remaining mixture and refrigerate for about 30 minutes .
    ♦ Broil chicken on each side until done and baste with remaining marinade .
    ♦ Serve over a combination of long grain white rice and peas .

  15. I love lemon roasted chicken.

  16. Chicken wings are a favorite here!

  17. I have so many but when time permits a roasted chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes and a side vegetable. Comfort food.

  18. I love Chicken Wings with Blue cheese dipping sauce!! mmm 😀

  19. we love ginger chicken

  20. The whole family can agree on ‘Wings in Cola’ – baked in the oven and sticky good!

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