Time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! Let’s get to work pulling together what’s on sale in Colorado Springs with what’s in our pantries from previous weeks, and plan meals for our families that maximize those sales.
This week I thought we’d take a look at a deal that’s going on at Sunflower Market: both ground chicken and ground turkey are on sale for $1.97/lb. It’s not the absolute best price we’ve seen, but it’s a pretty good one, and as one reader commented, we haven’t seen a whole lot of great meat sales lately!
We are beef eaters – Jeremy would probably faint dead away if I dared to put a turkey burger in front of him. (I wouldn’t enjoy it, either!) So, I looked for recipes where ground chicken or ground turkey would be a “star ingredient”, not a substitute for beef.
I didn’t find a ton of recipes that met my criteria, but I did find some that sound delicious!
Chicken Parmesan Sliders
I sent out a tweet asking for recipes that used ground chicken as a “star” ingredient and local reader Val replied with one of her favorites. (By the way, highly recommend the use of panko bread crumbs in any Chicken Parmesan recipe.)
We’ve been on a potstickers kick for awhile – they are super easy to make, and I’ve had great success with making the potstickers and then freeze in a single layer and cook as directed (no need to thaw, just a little longer cooking time). I think they’d be great with ground chicken, but would recommended making a dipping sauce of soy sauce, chile sauce (or Tabasco), a splash or rice wine vinegar, and some sesame oil.
Murgh Keema (Ground Chicken Curry)
I haven’t tried this recipe, but the author starts out by saying he “usually has trouble with Indian dishes” but that this one is the exception. And, it only has 11 ingredients (all recognizable, though some of us probably don’t have turmeric in our pantries).
Pad Kee Mao (Spicy Ground Chicken and Rice Noodles)
I know, another Asian recipe – this seems to be the only cuisine where ground chicken is “native”? I’m sure you could substitute fettuccine instead of rice noodles.
I haven’t bought ground chicken, but last week I got some of Sunflower Market’s chicken sausage, and we’ve enjoyed their Hot Italian Chicken Sausage in calzones, and their Cajun Chicken Sausage is awesome in gumbo.
What do you do with ground chicken and ground turkey? Feel free to share your recipes where it’s a substitute for beef – I’ll just be substituting beef for the poultry! ;)
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