Canadians love chicken – so much in fact that we eat more of it than any other meat. Chicken is an affordable, highly nutritious, versatile and delicious choice for your family.
Chicken is a regulated commodity in Canada using a system called supply management. Under this system, farmers only produce what the market needs and the farmer price is determined by a formula based on the farmers’ costs. What does this mean? You will always have a supply of fresh, local and affordable chicken at your neighbourhood grocery store or restaurant.
Chicken has always been a nutritious choice for your family, but with the many advancements in chicken farming, chicken is even more nutritious than it was 20 years ago. When you eat chicken you are not only getting an excellent low-fat source of protein, niacin, magnesium, but you are also getting B6, riboflavin, thiamin and phosphorous.
Protein is one of the most important macronutrients for humans. It helps us build muscle, hair, skin and a lot of other important organs. A 100gram serving of chicken breast has 32 grams of protein!
Niacin helps to regulated cholesterol; magnesium supports effective metabolic reactions and it is believed many Canadians are low in it. Chicken is high in both niacin and magnesium so eat up!
Chicken is a favourite meat all over the world. When cooked properly, it is moist and tasty. It can be stir-fried, stewed, roasted, barbecued or grilled.
Because chicken is not an overly strong meat, it goes well with many different flavours and seasonings. Chicken is a popular ingredient in both traditional ethnic recipes. Looking for a recipe? We’ve got options: Chicken Farmers of Canada webpage.