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
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 Chicken.ca
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 Chicken.ca
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.ca
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.ca
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 Chicken.ca
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
Julie R. says
My fave chicken dish by far is chicken quesadillas! Thanks :)
i love chicken wings, sauced in honey garlic!
Tracey Flattes says
I love butter chicken!
lori b says
i love chicken stir fry
angela m says
I love chicken parmesan
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! :-)
I love Sweet and sour chicken
Melinda L. says
skewered grilled chicken with garlic yogurt sauce
Kim F says
Even though it isn’t healthy, I love the classic fried chicken
Brenda Penton says
My favourite chicken dish is Parmesan chicken
Mark V says
I love roasted whole chicken on the bbq
Our favourite chicken dish is chicken with rice and cream of chicken soup, it’s amazing!
kathy downey says
Roasted chicken stuffed with savory dressing is my favorite chicken dish .
Anne Taylor says
My husband makes THE BEST chicken fingers I’ve ever tasted! Everyone raves about them after they’ve had them!
Brenda Lacourciere says
I love rotisserie on the barbeque.
Amy Heffernan says
I love chicken stir fry!
Vesper Meikle says
my favourite dish would be honey glazed chocken
SUMMER PLEWES says
alfredo chicken lasagna
Dana Calder says
Tammy Dalley says
I love chicken fettuccine Alfredo!
jessica eapen says
My family loves chicken stirfry.
Elaine G says
My favorite is roasted chicken.
Victoria Ess says
I love stuffed chicken breasts
Belinda McNabb says
i like bbq chicken wings
Elizabeth Matthiesen says
I love chicken in lots of different forms but I think I like sweet & sour chicken the most :-)
I actually just made it for dinner tonight – tandoori chicken!
Carol M says
Lynda Cook says
I love chicken and could eat it everyday, but my favourite is good ole roast chicken!!
andrea amy says
I love roast chicken. Its what I made for dinner tonight actually!
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.
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 :)
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!
I would have to say bbqed chicken!
Sara Rai says
Carol Denny says
Sriracha chicken is my favorite.
I love chicken parmesan, my daughter loves chicken broccoli divan and the boyfriend loves chicken – no matter which way it’s cooked.
Treen Goodwin says
I love Russian Chicken , thanks for the chance :)
My favourite dish is my own BBQ’d chicken with homemade sauce.
My favourite chicken dish is my Mom’s paprika chicken with dumplings.
Erinn Lishman says
Very hard to choose just one but i especially love chicken quesadillas!
Judy Cowan says
I love Chicken Parmesan! We eat a lot of chicken in this house!
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.
Radhika Khan says
Vicki Ho says
Chicken and dumplings
Francine Fogel says
We actually just finished off my pasta and chicken bake!
Karla Sceviour says
I love a roasted stuffed chicken with all the veggies!
Tracy D says
Wendy hutton says
I like bbq chicken
I love chicken parmiggiana but oh… so rich!
Chicken Alfredo with Penne lisce
Juliee Fitze says
Chicken breast with mayo and parm. cheese on it.
Sherry K says
we love chicken curry, but there are lots of great ideas in the post.
Doreen Lamoureux says
Chicken fectechini is my favorite. Yum
Tracy Martin says
I love grilled chicken with olive oil, garlic, lemon.
phyllis cadwell says
debbie s says
jennifer capin says
BBQ chicken wings
donna snugglebuns dufresne says
i love making stuffed chicken breasts thank you for the chance
Becky Best says
My favorite chicken dish is chicken parmesan ! :)
Irene Eichler says
I love mexican chicken tacos YUMMY !
My favourite is the Polenta Chicken Pizza Bites.
Terri Baker says
I love butter chicken! A family favourite
Elizabeth Vlug says
My favourite chicken dish is Lemon Chicken. Love
Isabel Topps says
Anything really, cause I love chicken! The best is a cashew chicken stir fry
Allie f says
BBQ chicken with a teriyaki glaze!
Sarah Forrester says
Chicken Curry is my fave.
Janice Cournoyer says
I love Chicken Pot Pie “Comfort Food”
Rachel King says
Lately it’s been chicken alfredo!
Lee-Ann S says
An open face hot chicken sandwich is my favourite dish.
Silvia D says
Thai green curry chicken
Chicken Quesadillas are the best!
Jennifer Morse says
Anything Indian – Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken, Tandoori. Oh, but I also make this amazing chicken in mushroom wine sauce dish that is to die for and easy peasy!
darci paice says
I love the hot and zesty chicken wings!
rose langill says
Heather Howard says
Lemon Chicken is my favorite chicken dish but chicken balls are my fave appetizer!
Debra R says
My favorite chicken dish is homemade Chicken Parmesan with angel hair pasta….mmmm! I could eat that every day!
Grilled chicken Ceasar salad
Rick F says
Your burnt up the butt chicken. lol
Caryn Coates says
Chicken Parm is definitely my fav. Thanks so much for the chance
Kelly young says
I make a really nice jerk chicken
kellie Nehring says
I love chicken pot pie!!
Jennifer Lo says
chicken pot pie!
Sunshine G says
I love just straight up BBQ chicken – with mashed potatoes and cornbread. Yum!
Jenn Day says
Chicken Pasta Parmesan. Fresh mushrooms, sweet bell peppers, creamy mushroom sauce and cheese over pasta! Mmmmm
I love roast chicken or chicken marinated with sweet soy sauce
Veronica S. says
tasha may says
My fave chicken dish is chicken fried rice!
I love making Catalina chicken
cheryl hodgkins says
My all time favorite is chicken parmesan
lori n. says
A beautiful roast chicken dinner is the top of our favourites at home and after, make a nice soup!
I love chicken fettuccine and chicken fajitas, can’t pick just one.
Holly MacRitchie says
My favourite chicken dish is chicken alfredo pasta! Yummy!
Josee B says
I love chicken cacciatore!
lynn clayton says
chicken parmsean yummers
jennifer lucas says
salsa baked chicken breasts
Linda Klages says
cubed chicken, pieces of diced peppers and top with President’s choice black bean & white corn salsa – good enough for company
Vivian D. says
My favourite chicken dish is chicken cacciatore.
Reall,y love chicken and my fave would be chicken kiev.
BobbiJo Pentney says
We love chicken Fajitas
I love roast chicken
Pat Drouillard says
I love roast chicken and baked potatoes
love chicken Fajitas
Chicken stew with dumplings is my favourite.
vicki demunck says
mini mexican meatballs
Kim K says
I love asparagus and Swiss stuffed chicken breasts
Tara L says
My favourite chicken dish is chicken fajitas
ivy pluchinsky says
I really like chicken wings
Sherrie Guthrie says
I love BBQ’d chicken tacos!
patti lebold says
bbq chicken and cream cheese dip with spicey homemade chips!!!
Valerie Mallette says
My favourite chicken dish is lemon chicken.
Violet Poon says
I love chicken fajitas!
Sandy Trojansek says
I adore a great roast chicken dinner!!It’s so comforting!
Brad Kinchen says
kristen visser says
my favorite chicken dish is chicken stuffed with aspagus and mozerella cheese
Carey Hurst says
I only eat chicken and turkey as meat in my life , so I love so many chicken dishes .Chicken Parm is my favorite , with a grilled chicken ceaser salad on the side
Chicken wings with butter and frank’s red hot sauce.
Ryan B says
Simple fried chicken is my fave chicken dish.
I don’t need anything fancy when chicken is in play.
chicken teriyaki skewers
Josh S says
Lemon chicken is my favourite.
Jo-Anne Pfoh says
chicken salad topped with guac
I really like BBQ pulled chicken on toasted crusty buns.
Heidi C. says
My favourite chicken dish is BBQ chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce.
Sean M says
Clair P says
chicken fajitas is my all time favourite
Jen L says
I love to stuff chicken breasts with ham and boursin cheese – yum!
Alicia Baer says
Doris H says
My favourite is Chicken Fettuccini.
Michelle Policelli says
Sweet and sour chicken!
i love making butter chicken curry for my family!
caryn s says
I love fried chicken!
Bo Simms says
My favorite chicken dish is chicken parmigiana. Love love love it!
Jennifer L. says
I love homemade chicken soup.
Monique L.S. says
Chicken Enchilada Pasta
Lori JB says
I love Mediterranean Chicken!
Debbie S. says
My favorite chicken dish is beer can bbq chicken.
Stephanie LaPlante says
I absolutely love Butter Chicken
Lisa Paquette says
Fave chicken dish is beer can chicken on the BBQ
Debbie W says
I make a killer fried chicken
I love Chicken Alfredo
definitelhy chicken a la king!
Kristin smith says
My favorite chicken dish is my home made jerk chicken with rice and peas!!
Nicole Jubleew says
Lemon chicken with thyme and honey is my fave.
Cassie Fancy says
I love Chicken quesadillas YUMMY !!!
Ester G says
I love chicken pot pie
l p says
crispy fried chicken. thanks
diane welburn says
chicken fingers! that’s a dish right?
Barb W says
Chicken ceasar salad!
Angela Mitchell says
Right now my favourite chicken dish is Pulled Buffalo chicken with blue cheese slaw.
Kris L says
chicken wings with honey garlic or teriyaki!
Crystal Porter says
Chicken caesar salad
my family and I love teriyaki chicken!
Jennifer lachance says
We love to make Chicken souvlaki and rice