The Bird Is The Word – Chicken!

Chicken is a fantastic source of protein and is extremely versatile, but did you know an incredible 27% of the chicken that produced is wasted!

 

If you are looking for some extra protein in your diet, consider chicken. It is a wonderful lean, low fat, protein source. The protein it provides helps with muscle growth and development.

Chicken Fact - FoodCloud - Reduce Food Waste

 

 

Do you want to increase your serotonin levels? Chicken is a natural anti-depressant as it increase the levels of serotonin … and your mood.

Chicken Storage Tip - FoodCloud - Reduce Food Waste

 

 

However, storing it can sometimes be tricky, always ensure that it is never left a room temperature for more than 15 minutes.

Chicken Storage Tip - FoodCloud - Reduce Food Waste

 

 

To help avoid contamination of other foods in your fridge, always store it on the bottom shelf. That way if any juices from the chicken drip, it wont be onto your other produce.

 

 


RECIPE

Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe - FoodCloud - Reduce Food Waste

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Ingredients
200g chicken breast – cubed
200g uncooked pasta
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup of heavy cream
1 tbls of lemon juice

Method

1. Brown the chicken in a pot with the oil.
2. Add in remaining ingredients. Bring pot to a boil, stirring to mix all ingredients.
3. Cook at a medium boil for about 10 minutes, keeping lid partially open.
4. When pasta is about finished, remove lid and let pasta continue to cook for about another 2-3 minutes, letting the sauce thicken. Serve immediately.

Chicken Tenders Recipe - FoodCloud - Reduce Food Waste

Chicken Tenders

Ingredients
900g skinless chicken breasts
3 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups breadcrumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 teaspoons of salt, pepper and cayenne pepper

Method

1. Preheat oven and cut chicken into long strips.
2. Beat the 3 eggs in a small bowl. Put the flour into a separate bowl.
3. Season breadcrumbs in a bowl with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
4. Dip chicken strips into flour, beaten eggs and then breadcrumbs.
5. Place on tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

 


We are aiming to take on food waste in the home. Globally, we use land 165 times the size of Ireland to grow food that is never eaten! Every year in Ireland, 180,000 tonnes of perfectly good delicious food goes to waste from households. This is enough food to feed 100,000 families for a year. We want to do something about it and we need your help to save these foods from going in the bin.

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