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SOURCE Just BARE Chicken
Contest inspired creative, simple chicken recipes
SAINT CLOUD, Minn., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -www.JustBareChicken.com- Just BARE®, a brand of nothing but all natural chicken, announces the grand prize winners of its Just BARE Chicken +5 Ingredient Challenge. Created to inspire home chefs to make deliciously simple chicken recipes with just a few, wholesome ingredients, the contest awarded five winners with grand prize packages valued at $1,500. Each grand prize included one $1,000 gift card for Food52 and Provisions merchandise, one Food52 cookbook, one yearly subscription to Eating Well magazine, and one year's worth of Just BARE® product.
From January 14 - February 28, 2014, consumers were encouraged to pick five ingredients plus a favorite type of Just BARE chicken product and recipe category. Just BARE Chicken +5 Ingredient Challenge judge Lisa Golden Schroeder then assessed more than 6,500 entries. The top-scoring ingredient lists were transformed into chicken recipes by a specially selected panel of national food bloggers, then ten were placed on the Just BARE Facebook page from April 14 - May 5, 2014, for online voting. Five voters were randomly selected from more than 11,000 total votes to each win $250 in groceries.
"For hectic weeknights or more leisurely special occasions, simple recipes featuring chicken plus just five ingredients keep kitchen time streamlined, with impressive results," said Just BARE Chicken +5 Ingredient Challenge judge and Just BARE culinary enthusiast Lisa Golden Schroeder. "These recipes showcase how natural, healthy ingredients paired with fresh Just BARE chicken can became more than the sum of their parts, transforming them into delicious meals the whole family will love."
Based on culinary scores and popular vote ranking, Just BARE Chicken +5 Ingredient Challenge grand prize winners include:
The five winning recipes, in addition to the five finalist recipes, are available in the Just BARE Chicken recipe database at www.justbarechicken.com/recipes.cfm.
ABOUT JUST BARE®:
Just BARE® is distributed nationally by St. Cloud, Minn.-based GNP Company™, the Midwest's leading provider of premium chicken products to retail, deli and foodservice customers. Its message of "go minimal" stands for the idea that less really is more in cooking and in life. Just BARE is all natural with no antibiotics ever, no added hormones, and no animal by-products (vegetable and grain fed). Products are third-party certified under the American Humane Certified® Farm Program, and traceable independent family farms. To trace a package to the family farm the chicken inside came from; learn more about Just BARE and its products; or find simple recipes, nutrition information and general cooking and safe handling tips; visit JustBareChicken.com. For more information about the brand's "mother hen" company, which employs about 1,700 team members and partners with nearly 350 family farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin to produce wholesome, high-quality chicken, visit GNPCompany.com.
View Just BARE® Chicken +5 Ingredient Challenge recipes at JustBareChicken.com.
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