Giveaway has ended. Let me start by saying how excited I am for this giveaway- this has got to be the BEST giveaway we’ve ever provided.
Zaycon Foods is a company based out of Washington state that provides fresh, high quality meat at a very discounted price. They travel from state to state and offer ‘Savings Events’. You can order your meat online and pick it up at the specified location. They only offer one type of meat per event, and you must purchase it in bulk. To order, click here | Zaycon Foods
They contacted me recently asking if I would like to do a review and giveaway, and asked for advice on which locations would be best suited for this type of event. They HAND-DELIVERED a case of boneless, skinless chicken breasts- 40 pounds worth, directly to my doorstep (well, I met them in town, because we all know how remotely I live).
On my way home, I met my mom, who was headed home for lunch. I pulled her over and gave her a chicken breast. Because it wasn’t deer season, I didn’t have any meat packing materials in my car, so I slapped it on a paper plate and off she went.
I went home and started prepping this chicken to be frozen. Since it was fresh, it could be refrozen without being cooked. TOTAL TIMESAVER! And it just tastes better when you freeze it raw.
The chicken was in (4) 10-lb bags in a lined cardboard case.
When I opened the box, I was SO impressed. There was absolutely no smell. If you’ve ever messed with raw chicken, you know the smell I’m talking about.
They were also the cleanest chicken breasts I’ve ever seen. Because they are whole boneless breasts, I had to half them. It’s not even necessary, but it makes it easier to prepare and freeze them.
There was a bit of fat on some of them, which should be trimmed off. Over the entire 40 lb box, I filled a cereal bowl with fat (that’s not very much fat). I then boil the fat to make homemade chicken broth (more to come on that later).
This is about 15 pounds! I put some up whole, I sliced some for fajitas and Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks, and I diced some for pasta, sweet and sour chicken, soups, etc.
Because this is fresh, it was super easy to slice and put up. All in all, it took me 30 minutes to package the entire case exactly how I wanted it. Look for a full post on how to freeze the chicken in the next few days.
OK, I confess, I didn’t freeze all of it. While I was working on that, Brad was outside lighting the grill. I coated a couple of pieces with GrillMates Montreal Chicken seasoning and he went to work.
We both took a bite and our jaws hit the floor. After grilling (possibly overgrilling), it was so tender we could cut it with a fork. It had the best flavor of any chicken I’ve ever eaten, including farm butchered chickens!
Mom called me later that evening gushing about hers (if you think I’m a meat snob, you should meet her!). She confessed that she was worried about driving home with a hunk of raw meat sitting on the passenger seat. “I couldn’t even SMELL it!” she exclaimed. “That was the best chicken I’ve ever eaten! When are they coming back?”
I’m SUPER excited to tell you that they will be delivering in Missouri July 26th-30th. Orders can be placed today through July 24th. This chicken is only $1.59/lb, which is the cheapest I’ve found boneless, skinless chicken in years (the frozen stuff in the bag doesn’t count, as it loses half it’s weight when cooked and is just plain nasty). You will have to buy in a 40 lb case, which will fill 6 gallon sized freezer bags if you leave it whole, 3 if you cut it into strips or dice it.
To order, click here | Zaycon Foods
They will be delivering to the following areas in Missouri and Kansas:
- St. Louis
- St. Charles
- Jefferson City
- Grain Valley
- St. Joseph
Remember when ordering, that they might not be back in town for a while, so order adequately. I can guarantee that once you taste it, you’ll wish you had ordered more! A 40 lb case was enough for 25 meals for my very hungry family. Not too many meats can feed a family for nearly a month for just $63!
I’m even MORE excited to tell you that they are giving one lucky reader a $65 credit to their account, which will buy an entire case of chicken. (If you live outside of the delivery area, you will be compensated with $30.) If you’ve already ordered yours (which I recommend you do, because they sell out quickly), you will be refunded immediately.
There are several ways to enter this giveaway! You will receive one entry for each task. Please leave a separate comment (our software will count one entry for each comment, multiple entries in the same comment will be counted as one entry) below for EACH entry. Entries will be closed on July 19th at 12:01 a.m. CST and the winner will be announced on July 20th.
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2. Leave your favorite chicken recipe in the comments below (1 entry)
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