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When was the last time that you thought about where your meat came from? I know, it sounds like such a silly question. But what would your answer be? Well, obviously it came from the store. What about before that? Or have you not given it much thought either? It’s hard to think about a question like that when now a days we are so busy in our every day lives to barely be able to think about who is getting booted out of the next Bachelorette episode! So take a few minutes with me and let’s talk some chicken.
I’m guilty of it – yanking a bag of frozen chicken out of the grocer’s case not paying attention to how it was raised, if it was done humanely, or if it is laden with hormones and artificial things you can’t pronounce. But I’m so pleased that I don’t have to think twice when I see NatureRaised Farms® in my butcher’s case.
NatureRaised Farms® works exclusively with independent family famers who strive to produce only all natural fresh chicken. Raised cage-free these birds get move about, living out their lives on their own two feet, stretching their wings. The farmers who raise these birds follow strict USDA protocols and are even certified under the Global Animal Partnership and American Humane Association, raised without antibiotics, no added hormones or steroids.
And if you worry about putting artificial ingredients into your own body, you can rest assured that nothing artificial goes into these chicken’s bodies either. Fed a 100% vegetarian diet, with no animal, protein or bakery by-products (which might contain eggs), these chickens are brought up eating what chickens are meant to eat – vegetables, grains.
It really takes the guess work out of your week night meal when you don’t have to dive deep into your moral compass to decided which chicken to have for dinner tonight. Our lives are too busy, so keep it simple on yourself – choose chickens raised in the best conditions. NatureRaised® Farms brand chickens are raised in open air barns with perches to climb on and elements that ensure they are interactive and comfortable. A happy chicken is a tasty chicken.
Because we are so busy in our day to day lives, fix up a healthy meal with hurry with this stir fried chicken and veggies over cold noodles. Life is good and tasty, and even better with simple and authentic ingredients.
Shanghai Chicken Stir-Fry with NatureRaised Farms® Brand Chicken
6 oz. Rice Noodles
3 Tbsp Canola Oil
3 Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
3 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
½ tsp Salt
2 Bell Peppers, sliced
2 Baby Bok Choy, sliced
½ Onion, sliced
2 NatureRaised Farms brand Chicken Breasts, thinly sliced
½ cup Sweet Chili Sauce
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 tsp Szechuan Sauce
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add in rice noodles and cook 3-4 minutes. Drain. In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium high heat, add in drained noodles, 1 tablespoon of each soy sauce, canola oil and rice vinegar. Toss noodles in the sauces for 3 minutes. Transfer to a large plate or platter. Place skillet back over medium high heat and add in remaining canola oil. Pour in the veggies into the oil and sauté for 4 minutes or until just starting to soften. Add in thinly sliced chicken and continue to stir often and stir fry until chicken has cooked through. Season with salt. Whisk together sweet chili sauce, lemon juice and Szechuan sauce. Pour the sauce mixture over the stir-fried chicken and vegetables. When coated, pour the chicken and vegetables over the stir-fried noodles. Serve immediately.
Check out these fine retailers to get your mitts on some NatureRaisedFarms brand Chicken® for tonight’s dinner, Publix, HEB, Marsh, Food City, Wal-Mart, and Super Target.