Holiday Chicken Appetizers from Chicken Farmers of Canada & Giveaway #SJHolidayGifts

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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

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

chicken 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

stuffed mushroom

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 $5,000 from Chicken Farmers of Canada

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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!!

CFC Giveaway

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.




  1. Jennifer P. says

    My favourite chicken dish is my step dad’s BBQ chicken – it is the best, and I request it for every special occasion meal that I get to choose! :-)

  2. Anne Taylor says

    My husband makes THE BEST chicken fingers I’ve ever tasted! Everyone raves about them after they’ve had them!

  3. Chandra O'Connor says

    My chicken casserole, chicken thighs or breasts cut up, two cans of mushroom soup, one can of milk, I large can of tomatoes, 1 1/2- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, one box of pasta any kind (cooked), mix together put in 9/13 dish cook 350 for 35 min. Salt and pepper to taste. Doesn’t look pretty but tastes so good.

  4. Dee Schwark says

    Oh gosh, I love chicken so that’s a hard question…the easiest and fastest, yet tastes delicious. would be chicken breast topped with greek yogurt, parmesan, panko and italian seasoning, baked in the oven….easy peasy, delicious and tender beyond reason :)

  5. Debbie Bashford says

    I love chicken, the last time I placed legs in a pan, covered them in a kraft ranch dressing and roasted . Boy was it good!

  6. Donnas says

    I love chicken parmesan, my daughter loves chicken broccoli divan and the boyfriend loves chicken – no matter which way it’s cooked.

  7. Viv Sluys says

    Mmm, I love chicken. I really like butter chicken but I don’t know that I have a favourite chicken dish. I’m baking chicken in a dry BBQ rub for dinner tonight.

  8. Linda Klages says

    cubed chicken, pieces of diced peppers and top with President’s choice black bean & white corn salsa – good enough for company

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