Roast it, bake it, grill it, curry it, fry it, skewer it, make sausage or put it in a salad! It's no secret that chicken is one of the most versatile ingredients for preparing a quick, nutritious meal for your family. And Dahl's has a great selection, including a variety of 100% natural options from Pilgrim's, one of the most trusted and wholesome sources of poultry products.
Choose from whole chickens, Quick & Lean breast tenderloins, lean boneless breasts, hickory smoked chicken and a whole lot more – always fresh and delicious.
Look for solid chickens that appear plump and rounded at the breast with no “off” odor. Frozen chickens should be solid all the way through with no evidence of freezer burn.
To prevent cross contamination, raw chicken should be wrapped in a disposable plastic bag and stored in the coldest area of the refrigerator, on the lowest shelf. Raw chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for one to two days or frozen for up to 12 months with no loss of flavor or texture.
Visit Pilgrim's website to learn more and to get great recipes for jazzing up this supper-time staple. Then, stop by your local Dahl's and whip up something tasty tonight!
Health Benefits of Chicken
It’s no wonder chicken is the world’s most popular source of animal protein, it’s a great source of many vital nutrients, including:
- Phosphorous – a powerhouse of a nutrient, phosphorous helps in the formation of bones and teeth, aids in the body's digestion of riboflavin and niacin, assists the transmission of nerve impulses, helps your kidneys do their job, improves energy, aids in reproduction and may help block cancer.
- Selenium – helps control thyroid hormone metabolism, antioxidant defense systems and immune function. Evidence also suggests a strong correlation between selenium intake and lower cancer incidence.
- B-vitamins – chicken is chock-full of niacin, the cancer-fighting B-vitamin. Deficiencies in niacin are directly linked to DNA damage – which ultimately leads to aging. A single 4 ounce serving of chicken provides an impressive 78 percent of the daily value for niacin. B-vitamins are also a great source of energy!
- Tryptophan – important for building proteins, tryptophan is an essential amino acid the body cannot produce on its own.
- Choline – this nutrient serves many roles in the body, helping form the structures of cell walls and protecting the liver from fat accumulation. New research also suggests it might play a vital role in brain development.