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Join us and … See Delicious — Oh, and we are doing an awesome give-away during the show too.
For this classic dish, we are going to need a considerable amount of pent-up frustration to pound out Zaycon chicken breasts, so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner! Rough day at work? Perfect. Did the kids paint the dog? Even better! Partner has anger management issues? THE BEST – have him do it!
Next, you’ll want to butterfly the thick part of the breast to approximate the thickness of the thinner area. This might take two cuts.
Between two layers of plastic wrap, place the chicken sprinkling a bit of water between the chicken and the plastic wrap. This will help the chicken move and slide a bit during the gentle slams.
Grab your whacker implement and have fun. You’re going to try and get these to be as thin as possible – like 1/8” to ¼” in thickness. The thinner they are the better your result will be.
Brush the chicken with Dijon mustard, then place sliced ham and then cheese of your choice. Traditional cheese to use here is Swiss, I like gruyere too. If you want a really nice, long, stringy melty one, provolone would be great. Roll them up, tucking in the sides as you go to form a chicken burrito-looking roulade.
Put this in the fridge for 30-60 minutes or more. This will firm up the chicken making it super easy to pan fry. Dip your chicken roll, first, into flour, then into an egg bath and then in bread crumbs. I used just regular bread crumbs here, but you can use panko if you like.
In a large skillet, add a tablespoon or so of olive oil and equal amount of butter. Pan fry each side for a couple of minutes, then into a 350 pre-heated oven for 20 minutes or so, when they are done, they will want to sit and rest for 4 minutes or so.
Get ready for the compliments.
Zaycon Foods™, announced the launch of their relationship with Chicken Soup for the Soul Foods December 2014. It is now time for us to offer for sale several of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s food products including broths and meal builder sauces. They are available through Zaycon Foods’ unique direct-to-consumer model which emphasizes freshness, wholesomeness, and significant value by uniquely offering food that bypasses traditional retail channels.
The partnership was facilitated by Edward Martin, CMO of Zaycon Foods.“I’m excited to be able to put these two companies together and foresee the development of a valuable and long-term relationship.”
“We are working with Chicken Soup for the Soul because it is a trusted company that shares our philosophy of offering quality, delicious food that’s premium quality at a significant value,” said Zaycon co-founder and CEO Mike Conrad. “It’s a beloved brand through its massive number of book titles and other products, and we look forward to expanding the reach of its food products by presenting them to our more than 400,000 registered users.”
“We were intrigued by Zaycon Foods’ unique business model of combining online ordering with farm-fresh foods that are delivered direct to consumers,” said Scott Seaton, CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Foods. “It fits perfectly with our philosophy on freshness and quality combined to promote good health and wellness. We look forward to our products reaching a large user base through Zaycon and a long-term beneficial partnership.”
Zaycon Foods customers looking to craft a delicious and convenient meal can use the Chicken Soup for the Soul Chili Meal Builders Cooking Sauce, Sloppy Joe Meal Builders Cooking Sauce, Meat Loaf Meal Builders Cooking Sauce, or Sesame-Ginger Meal Builders Cooking Sauce which are also available through Zaycon. Other Chicken Soup for the Soul food products will soon be available through Zaycon include a variety of delicious broths and meal builders.
To explore the lineup of delicious Chicken Soup for the Soul products, please visit http://www.zayconfoods.com/products/.
About Chicken Soup for the Soul
Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 21 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and wellness through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish new titles, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, a line of high quality food to bring people together for healthy meals, and a variety of licensed products and digital offerings, all inspired by stories. Chicken Soup for the Soul has recently expanded into visual storytelling through movies, television and a YouTube channel. Chicken Soup for the Soul is “changing the world one story at a time®.”
About Zaycon Foods
Now delivering to nearly 400,000 registered users at more than 1,400 locations across 48 states, Zaycon Foods is “How Smart Families Buy Big & Save Big.” The innovative company offers families a better way to save on fresh meat, fish, produce, and dairy items by selling in bulk directly from refrigerated trucks. The trucks make local deliveries in the parking lots of churches, businesses and schools, enabling consumers to save an average of 35% when compared to standard retail prices. Customers are alerted to upcoming delivery dates in their area by email and social media, and place orders online via a fast and simple process. Founded in 2009, Zaycon Foods is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington. For more information, visit www.zayconfoods.com.
Zaycon’s trucks rolled out this morning, kicking off our spring chicken events (ok, so it’s not spring and there are winter storms happening across the country).
Spokane Valley was one of the first events in the northwest and at 15 degrees outside, we kept warm with hot cocoa brought to us by an awesome customer. We can’t thank our customers enough! When they bring us surprise treats, well, thats just icing on the cake. Just a few faces from the office, Trinette, works in our customer service department and Rick is one of our drivers. We all like to help out, even on our days off.
We hope to see you at the next event! Stay warm America!
If you have been a part of Zaycon for a while, most likely, Matt has been your driver. Interviewing him was entertaining. Every question was answered with “you cant’ put that on the blog”. I was able to get some straight answers from him, and now you can get to know Matt too.
Matt comes from what we call “the west side” in Washington State. He has been a driver for Zaycon for about 2 years and he is always cheerful and happy. His face is also the most seen Zaycon employee in blog posts about us from customers. check for yourself here, here and here. His favorite route is in the south east part of the nation, where he had lived for a few years when he was younger. And if your name is Kristi and you live in Cummins, GA, you are Matts favorite customer…sorry everyone else. Matt loves to travel and so becoming a driver for Zaycon just fit. He is a world traveler, having gone to places like Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan.
On his time off, he likes hanging out with his dog, Prepton, a 7 yr old Maltese, eating at his favorite restaurant, Pho Bac, in Seattle or watching spy movies. He’s not a big fan of chocolate, but loves red candies. Not sure if its the red or the flavor he likes best, but red candies it is.
So next time your picking up your Zaycon products and Matt is your driver, give him a high five or tell him his hair looks nice, he may just do a dance for you.