Great Chicken Recipes

From chefs in the San Antonio area, here are a few delicious takes on chicken.

| July/August 2009

  • Chicken Osso Bucco with Creamy Herb Parmesan Polenta, courtesy Chef Mario Valdovinos, Tyson Foods.
    Chicken Osso Bucco with Creamy Herb Parmesan Polenta, courtesy Chef Mario Valdovinos, Tyson Foods
    courtesy National Chicken Cooking Contest
  • Pan-smoked Chicken with Apricot-Ancho Barbecue Glaze, courtesy the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio.
    Pan-smoked Chicken with Apricot-Ancho Barbecue Glaze
    courtesy Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio

  • Chicken Osso Bucco with Creamy Herb Parmesan Polenta, courtesy Chef Mario Valdovinos, Tyson Foods.
  • Pan-smoked Chicken with Apricot-Ancho Barbecue Glaze, courtesy the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio.

Attending the 48th National Chicken Cooking Contest, I realized being a food editor is a tough job. We were “forced” to eat a lot of great food, and then watch as an articulate and enthusiastic cook from Lexington, Kentucky, won the $50,000 prize.

Yes, I love my job.

A chicken burger won the hearts and taste buds of the judging panel, spotlighting the easy use and yumminess of ground chicken. The contest, sponsored by the National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, happens every two years. This year’s event, set in San Antonio, Texas, brought nine regional winners to the kitchen.

The winning burger recipe, “Chinese Chicken Burgers with Rainbow Sesame Slaw,” was spotlighted in our July/August Recipe Box, as were a few of the other regional winners. You can find the other recipes that won the regional contests here.



However, those nine recipes represent only a small portion of the goodness that is the National Chicken Cooking Contest. The Food Media Seminar – hosted by the National Chicken Council for members of the media each year – allowed the food writers to taste a number of other great dishes. Here are a few of the chicken creations. Enjoy!

For more on the contest, visit the website, and check out this website for more great chicken recipes.






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