It’s the Week of the Chicken! (You Know You Don’t Want to Miss It)

It’s the Week of the Chicken!! I am so excited! ;)

Do you want to know my thought process for how the Week of the Chicken came to be, or would you prefer to be blissfully ignorant of how my brain works? (Keep reading at your own risk.)

It’s really not a very exciting story – I simply got a lot of chicken at a good price last Thursday. Smart Chicken brand is the only brand of chicken breasts that I can get locally that I (mostly) trust, but it tends to be very expensive. When my friend Emily informed me that it was on sale for just $2.99/pound – I was out the door before my shoes were tied. What can I say? We’ve been chicken nugget deprived as of late, and the homemade barbeque sauce could wait no longer.

Back at home with many, many packages of boneless, skinless chicken breasts – while making plans as to how I would use it all, I thought to myself, “Well this is sure going to be the week of the chicken”. And there you have it. The Week of the Chicken idea was born. I decided that if I was going to have a Week of the Chicken, I was going to drag you along with me.

In light of this important announcement, I suggest that you cancel all appointments, and in general, block out every day this week so that you will be free to schedule every moment of your life around the chicken.

Because I’ve been so busy preparing to make the Week of the Chicken everything we could all hope for it to be, I did not write out a menu plan for this week. Blame it on the chicken. If you need some menu plan ideas, please click over and read through all of my menu plan archives (which is what I’ll be doing this week – unless, of course, we end up constantly eating chicken!).

Stay tuned for lots of chicken fun, which includes a very exciting sale, and of course, new chicken recipes and some helpful chicken hints.

To get our Week of the Chicken off to a good start, we are giving away TEN $10 Gift Certificates to the Heavenly Homemakers Shop! How can you win one of these certificates? Here are some options:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite way to make and/or eat chicken. (“With a fork” is an acceptable answer.)
  • Tell your facebook friends about the Week of the Chicken, linking to this post, and then come leave another comment here telling us that you shared on facebook.
  • Tweet, Pin, or otherwise spread the news about the Week of the Chicken (such as by dressing up like a chicken and running up and down your block to tell your neighbors – pictures required).
  • Subscribe to HeavenlyHomemakers via RSS or Email so that you don’t miss any important chicken information, then leave an additional comment here telling me that you subscribed. If you’re already a subscriber, be sure to also leave a comment.
  • Keep watching for additional chicken posts this week that will give you more opportunities to win one of these fine certificates.

Ready? Let the Week of the Chicken begin!

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  1. Steph says

    I love your popcorn chicken recipe! I also love spicy chicken teriyaki from a local restaurant, chicken burrito bowls at Chipotle, marinated chicken breasts, slow cooker Santa Fe chicken… we eat a lot of chicken at our house!

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  2. says

    Fried as popcorn chicken!!! Mmmmmmm……

    I’m so glad the chicken in my co-op order (12 packs of Coleman Organic chicken thighs for $3.47 per pound) will be here tomorrow :) I’m still kicking myself for not splurging on the 25 pound bag for $3.23 per pound…

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  3. Tahl says

    If I weren’t gluten free and trying to eat things that are more healthy …I would say Kentucky Fried. ;)

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  4. Mayira says

    My kids love your popcorn chicken! I made it for a meal recently with two other families, and both wives wanted the recipe.

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  5. Kristina says

    Maybe not my favorite way to eat it, but one of my favorite things to have in my kitchen is home canned chicken. When I find boneless skinless on sale I can it then I have dinner mostly done. I use it for chicken salad, casserole, enchiladas, etc. the possibilities are endless! It’s delicious & even makes its own broth!

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  6. Ann says

    In chicken pot pie, or in a tortilla with homemade refried beans and rice, chicken curry… the list goes on and on.

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  7. Rebecca says

    We love chicken lots of ways… homemade chicken nuggets or chicken biscuits, chicken pot pie, and chicken parmesan to name a few!

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  8. says

    I love to roast a whole chicken, and then debone the rest of the chicken and make a couple more meals out of that meat – so affordable!

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  9. Amber S. says

    Slowcooker BBQ Chicken is one of my favorites. Then shred the leftovers for sandwiches the next day. :)

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  10. Nancy says

    I like chicken most ways – but my favorite is chicken pot pie, chicken burrito’s, homemade chicken nuggets, bbq chicken on a fire. yummy!!

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  11. Vanessa says

    Gotta say I love roasting a whole chicken and using the leftovers the next day for homemade chicken fried rice! Yum!!!

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  12. Debbi says

    Our newest favorite way is to make a mexican chicken enchilada.
    It’s layers of chicken, rice, black beans, salsa, cheese and corn tortillas. My family likes this so much we’ve been eating it every week.

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  13. Rhonda says

    Definitely Chicken and Rice! Or maybe grilled, or Chicken Noodle Soup…How about Chicken Gravy and Biscuits. We like the Smart Chicken also but the store was out for some reason :)

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  14. says

    Smothered chicken: olive oil, chopped onion, chopped red pepper, whole garlic in a square dish. Salted breasts (4) laid in the dish on top of the oil and onion (whole unpeeled garlic in the center). Cover and microwave 10 minutes. Remove chicken to platter. Remove garlic (carefully), slice off top, and squeeze cooked garlic back into dish with onion and red pepper. Add 1 Tbl tomato paste and 1/4 cup plain yogurt or mayo and 1 tsp basil or parsley. Mix then pour mixture over chicken. :) Easy peesy.

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  15. Kristy B says

    We love chicken around here. I am partial to herb roasted chicken, but lately I have been loving chicken tacos and enchilada chili – I think I am dreaming of warm beaches as the winter rain seems to linger this year.

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  16. kelly says

    I love to grill up a batch of chicken for the week for salads for lunch (herb mix with tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, and sliced pear with dijon honey dressing is a favorite right now)
    Cashew chx with lots of veggies is another favorite….all with a fork. =0)

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  17. Brighid says

    It’ll be chicken with spicy peanut sauce, shredded veggies and/or pasta on Tuesday at our house. The sauce is a favorite except for the plain chicken, plain pasta person. :)

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  18. christina says

    On the grill….kabobs….stirfry….pot pie….there really isnt a way I dont like chicken fixed. Oh! Except chicken salad…..bad experience…wont share the details. : /

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  19. Darcy says

    Chicken is probably my favorite meat, but it is in short supply around here as well. If I have boneless skinless chicken breasts, I like honey baked chicken. If I have leftover shredded chicken, I like making chicken patties. If I have a whole chicken, I love roasting it in my stone baker with simple seasonings.

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  20. MichelleL says

    I’m a southern gal, so I love my chicken fried! Unfortunately, I can’t eat wheat anymore, so no more fried chicken. :-( Does anyone have any gluten free recipes for real fried chicken??

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    Callalilly34 Reply:

    I used rice flour, oat flour and garbanzo flour, mixed with the spices that you would used for your that you normally use. it works great.

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  21. says

    As a Christian I’m going to celebrate Holy Weekin preparation of Easter with recipes that focus on the most significant event in the world’s history. No chicken week for me no matter how much an advertiser tries to take the focus off Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.

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    Laura Reply:

    Glad to hear you’re focused on Christ! I plan to do the same, althewhile having fun on my blog with these chicken posts.

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    Ashley Reply:

    I love Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, and rejoice about him daily!
    I find it harsh you said that to her…she isn’t posting about doing
    Easter Eggs (pagan) the awful Easter Bunny (pagan) she is posting
    about chicken recipes to help out other women who cook with chicken..
    Jesus didn’t say we had to make recipes about his life just live
    with him in our hearts and souls every day. And not to take a
    mote out of our brother’s (sister here) eye while we have a block in
    our own. Now I get that maybe it’s because it’s “Easter” time that
    she chose chicken hence the egg, but I feel she found a deal, and was
    happy and was sharing. We should celebrate Jesus EVERY DAY! And
    if you need the internet to celebrate our Lord and Saviour that is
    very sad….May God help us all!

    And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

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    Oldman Reply:

    Wow, the mote quote interesting then Eph 4:32. I was only pointing out this is Holy Week not Chicken Week. As a Christian I find it offensive that so much of the world tries to remove the specialness of Christian celebrations.

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  22. Katrina Page says

    I get your emails. And they are one of my favorite parts of the day. Although, I have lots of favorite parts of my days so don’t get too excited. :)

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  23. Katrina Page says

    And as for my favorite way to eat chicken? It’s with any and all types of pasta. I know. Probably not the healthiest way to enjoy it but Yummmm. Who doesn’t love chicken alfredo??? Lately I’ve been making Annie’s Parmesean noodles (I can’t remember the exact name, they are in a pink box) and I add some chopped chicken and some red pepper and I have to force myself not to eat the whole pot. :)

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  24. Ronnie Condron says

    I love chicken pot pie!!!! Yummy gravy flaky crust chunks of chicken. The best of comfort food.

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  25. Amanda Y. says

    My newest way is with the Kraft cheese & breadcrumb & spice mix (although I’d like to make a homemade healthier version soon!)–it’s a quick save on a busy day!

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  26. Sarah says

    We love my chicken taco bake! It’s a recipe handed down from my mother and it’s always a huge hit at our house!

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  27. Patti says

    I bake it with Italian seasoning, shred or cut into small pieces, then add to my homemade Chicken Alfredo Pizza! YUM!!

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  28. says

    I’ve been thinking about cola-chicken that my mom used to make for us 6 children long ago, just waiting for good chicken and non-high-fructose-syrup soda!. just might make it this week!

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  29. Brooke says

    how fun! I love chicken… anyway it’s cooked. Love BBQ chicken :) love it in a good casserole… anyway!

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  30. Erin S says

    We just ate it my favorite way for dinner last night. Marinated, grilled, bone-in chicken breast. It is so moist and tender. Yum!

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  31. Jane says

    My favorite way to each chicken is exactly as we did last night for dinner. Marinated in a homemade concoction of olive oil and spices, then grilled to perfection. So delicious!

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  32. Heather says

    My favorite chicken dish is Garlic Lime Chicken . . .if I ever have the opportunity to choose my last meal, this would be it :)

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  33. Bree says

    I don’t have a facebook or twitter account so I will just leave you with my favorite way to eat chicken: Honey mustard “gravy” with chicken and carrots in it served over spaghetti noodles. Sounds kind of weird but my family loves it.

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  34. says

    Chicken pot pie; chicken and dumplings; chicken sandwich spread (I just tried it this week, mmm); homemade chicken nuggets; chicken spaghetti; chicken and rice… have I left anything out? We processed 17 chickens in January and only have about 4 left!

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  35. Janeen says

    I just made a fabulous chicken lunch with tenders and a Kraft Fresh Take. They were awesome, but I want to make something similar without all the nasty chemicals found in the Fresh Takes. Maybe you’ll give me some inspirtion this week!

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  36. April says

    my favorite way to eat it . . . roasted, then put in a sandwich w/lots of mustard, hot sauce and pickles

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  37. kentucky Lady 717 says

    Love chicken anyway it’s cooked :)I’m an email subscriber, and I LIKED you on Facebook, and also left a message on Facebook…..

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  38. kentucky Lady 717 says

    Also Tweeted about you too…..Are we suppose to leave each reply single or can we combine them…?
    This would be my 4th. thing I did…..

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  39. Karen says

    I have no idea about my favorite way to each chicken, but do enjoy it baked, grilled, fried, in casseroles, salads, etc.

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  40. Bethany Mitchell says

    Chicken curry with chick peas, onions, and carrots, served over cous cous! (I’ve never been able to make it quite like Mom!)

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  41. Ann Marie says

    Mmmmm…let’s see…Chicken Enchiladas, Teriyaki Chicken, Cranberry BBQ Chicken, Chicken Noodle Soup. It’s just so versatile!

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  42. Kathy McConnell says

    We love chicken Alfredo, also sweet and sour chicken! Just about any way to fix chicken is good. Chicken noodles, fried chicken. All are good. Have a great week! God bless!

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  43. Michele says

    I love to eat chicken in many various ways: enchiladas, soups, salads, stir-fries, chick ‘n rice, chick ‘n dumplings, tacos, fried, etc., etc.!

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  44. Kristina says

    We’re having chicken pot pie tonight… that’s one of the recipes I multiply and freeze when I get my hands on a load of chicken.

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  45. Angela says

    My family also enjoys homemade chicken nuggets, and like Laura it has been awhile since I have purchased chicken breast. Our favorite use of cooked shredded chicken is chicken fajitas!

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  46. Amy says

    One of my favorite and easy ways to make chicken is to mix up cooked and cut-up chicken, shredded cheese and salsa and put in a tortilla. Place the filled tortillas in the oven for about 10 minutes. Yummy and fast!

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    Amy Reply:

    My hubby also makes a great General Tso’s chicken

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  47. Merrilee says

    Favorite Chicken Recipe: Garlic Chicken
    In a foil lined pan, sprayed with pam, place two (or however many you need) chicken breasts.
    In a pan, saute a couple cloves of minced garlic in olive oil. Remove from heat and add brown sugar melts.
    Drizzle over chicken breasts & cook in 500 oven until done. (about 10-15min)

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  48. Barbra says

    Breaded and fried the greasier and crispier, the better! Home made of course… I use a very tasty breaded chicken recipe from Nourishing Traditions. Very simple.

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  49. Lisa R. says

    I love to make chicken shish kabobs on the grill. Cut up your boneless skinless chicken breast into strips and weave them onto skewers. I alternate bell peppers, onions and mushrooms along with the chicken. Brush with either teriyaki sauce or italian dressing while grilling and serve with fresh grilled corn on the cob!

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  50. Linda says

    Oh the variations! Fried, baked, in enchiladas, or soups, in salad, chicken fingers and hot wings, BBQ chicken, popcorn chicken….
    What’s not to like? Mmmmm!

    By the way, yesterday I bought a large package of chicken…today I made baked chicken, started chicken soup, and froze some chicken for enchiladas…we seem to be on a theme here!

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  51. Margie says

    How to pick just one?? Chicken is my favorite – paprika chicken, grilled, fajitas, fried, king ranch…

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  52. Naomi says

    We like chicken almost any way but especially on the grill! I am looking forward to learning some healthier recipes from Laura.

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  53. Penny says

    My favorite chicken is chicken salad w/ grapes, bean sprouts, & pecans on whole wheat bread w/ lettuce.

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  54. says

    I like a recipe I make called Ginger Peanut Chicken. I like it as Katsudan and baked in breadcrumbs and garlic. I like it bbq and in almost every dish I make. Chicken is one of my favorite foods!

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  55. Rebekah says

    Tonight I am actually making “Salsa Chicken”, just pour a jar of already-made salsa over chicken breasts in a casserole dish to cover, place aluminum foil on top, put in 400 degree oven until your chicken reaches the proper temperature, then sprinkle a bag of mozzarella cheese on top, put back in oven until melted and voila! The salsa makes the chicken tender and flavorful. =D

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  56. Bernadette says

    I so need to find a great chicken sale! My goal is to freeze a bunch of chicken nuggets for lunches, I finally threw away a bag that I just couldn’t handle feeding to my kids anymore. I need to feed them real food! Thanks for the week of the chicken!

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