Everyday Mom's Meals: Feel Good Chicken {A Review and Giveaway with NatureRaised Farms}

Monday, August 5, 2013

Feel Good Chicken {A Review and Giveaway with NatureRaised Farms}

We eat a lot of chicken in this house; and according to studies I've read, we are not alone. Chicken is quickly becoming the protein of choice in many households, so when you are standing in the grocery store trying to decide which brand to take home, you want to make sure it's the best value for the price. I know I do; and for me, the answer is NatureRaised Farms.

NatureRaised Foods works with independent family farmers to raise and produce fresh chicken products. Their birds are raised by farmer who share their commitment to responsible farming practices and healthy growing conditions.

All NatureRaised Farms brand chickens enjoy a 100% vegetarian diet. This means no animal, protein or bakery by-products are used in their feed- just vegetables, grains, vitamins, and minerals. Plus, they have no added hormones or steroids, as regulated by federal standards.

NatureRaised Farms chicken products are available both in the fresh and frozen sections of the grocery store, making them easily accessible for busy cooks like you and me! The choices include, fresh boneless chicken breasts, tenders, drumsticks, and boneless thighs too, for those out there, like me, who enjoy the dark meat without the bone and skin!

Their fully cooked items include whole-grain breaded breast nuggets, gluten free grilled strips, and gluten free grilled breasts fillets. With so many families with just one person with a special diet, it's nice to know there is something everyone can eat and enjoy.

And for so many of us who are paying more and more attention to not only where our food comes from, but how the animals producing it are treated, it's so nice to know that the chickens used by NatureRaised Farms are bred through natural selection, not genetic modification. They are raised in modern, open barns and provided barn enrichments to perch and climb on and other natural elements to ensure a comfortable and interactive environment.

I can tell you first hand, many times when I buy boneless, skinless chicken thighs of a different brand, I still find myself having to trim away a lot of extra fat and doing more prep work than I would like to. But with the NatureRaised Farms package, I literally took them from the package to the bowl. No extra work on my part needed!

Oh, and did I mention what a value they are? I got the "family" size pack with 12 chicken thighs inside for under $10!! Chicken is not cheap; and to know I'm getting this much value for my dollar is an added bonus!

When I found this recipe on their site, I couldn't wait to try it. I love using the boneless chicken thighs as an alternative to white meat. I enjoy the dark meat more, but still want the added ease and nutrition of skinless. Plus, with the word "citrus" I knew we would love the flavor. Ya'll know how much our family loves anything citrus; and this has not only one, but two different citruses complimenting each other perfectly. This recipe is super easy, overflowing with flavor, and quick enough for any busy mom (or dad) any night of the week!

So the next time you are in the chicken section trying to decide which brand to take home to your family, remember NatureRaised Farms and all they are doing to ensure quality from the farm to your table. Oh, and they have a GREAT prize package for one lucky EMM reader, so be sure to keep reading after the recipe for the giveaway details!

Tangy Citrus Grilled Chicken Thighs From Nature Raised Farms 
6 Nature Raised Farms boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 c. lime juice
2 TBS cayenne pepper sauce
1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
3/4 c. orange marmalade
1/4 c. vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
*I added Salt and Pepper to taste and Dried Parsley for garnish*

Combine lime juice, cayenne pepper sauce, vinegar, marmalade, oil, and garlic. Whisk well.  Pour over thighs. Cover, marinate 1 hour in refrigerator, then drain. Preheat grill to medium. Grill 6 to 8 minutes on each side over medium heat, or until cooked through. I served these with extra marmalade on the side for dipping too. 

Shared on Mandy's Recipe Box Aug. 6, 2013
Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Aug. 7, 2013
Shared on The Country Cook Aug. 9, 2013

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1. This contest is open to US Residents 18 and older ONLY.

2. The winner will be chosen by Random.org 

3. The winner will be notified by email and Facebook. He/she will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. I will then pass on your address to the sponsor for shipping.

4. When leaving comments for entries, they MUST BE SEPARATE ones AND include an email address so it's easy for me to find the winner. If entries are together, it will only count as (1) and if no email, entry will not be considered.

5. If any of the extra entries are items you are already doing, please just remind me!

6. Contest Ends: Monday Aug. 12, 2013

One Lucky Winner Will Receive:
(1) Nature Raised Farms Prize Package
-Engraved Bamboo Cutting Board
-Reusable Shopping Bag
-$10 Gift Card

Mandatory Entry:
1. Leave a comment telling me a recipe you would like to try NatureRaised Farms chicken in. 

Extra Entries:

1. Follow NatureRaised Farms on Facebook. Leave a comment when you have.

2. Follow NatureRaised Farms on Twitter. Leave a comment when you have.

3. Tweet about this giveaway, tagging @everydaymomsmls and @NatureRaised. Leave the link to the tweet as a comment. 

That's up to 4 entries per person!!!

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I was provided with free prize package for this review, and an extra one for a fan giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Unknown said...

I would love to try our honey chili chicken recipe! Great giveaway, thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

I've liked Nature Raised Farms on Facebook!
Nancy Evans Wolff

Unknown said...

tweeted about the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Now Following NatureRaisedFarms on Twitter!

Unknown said...

I would like to try the recipe from your page here called Tangy Citrus Grilled Chicken Thighs. I love grilled chicken.

Unknown said...

I forgot to put my email on my above comment so sorry! here it is elaineb1@ymail.com

Unknown said...

I follow NatureRaised Farms on Facebook here is the name susan.broughton.31 elaineb1@ymail.com

Unknown said...

I follow NatureRaised Farms on Twitter @susanelaineb1 elaineb1@ymail.com

Unknown said...

I tweeted a message @susanelaineb1 for the giveaway elaineb1@ymail.com

Amy said...

OOh! We eat a lot of chicken in this house! The recipe I'd love to try is actually your Tangy Citrus Grilled Chicken Thighs! Sounds amazing, and all I have to get from the store is the orange marmalade!
(my email is arwc2011@gmail.com )

Amy said...

I liked NatureRaised Farms on Facebook.
Amy Wagner-Cannon

Amy said...

I'm following NatureRaised Farms on Twitter.
Amy Wagner-Cannon
@pinkcherries64 (Twitter)

Amy said...

I tweeted a message. Here is the link to it.

Amy Wagner-Cannon

kat.wise said...

I would love to grill some Nature Raised Farm chicken using my Father's great BBQ sauce recipe!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I would make Chicken Marsala
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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I like NatureRaised Farms on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson
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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I follow NatureRaised Farms on Twitter as @MsCarolsueA
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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I tweeted
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Anonymous said...

I'd love to try Farm Stand Grilled Chicken Focaccia.

Anonymous said...

I Like NatureRaised Farms on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Following @NatureRaised on Twitter.