Archive | June, 2020

Now Is the Time to Try Isernio’s Ground Chicken (New Recipes Included)!

Your summer probably isn’t looking like you expected it to. 2020 has definitely thrown us all a few curve balls. So we thought it would be timely to bring you some news to brighten your season for the next couple of months:

Isernio’s ground chicken is available at Northwest Costco stores for the summer season!

If you haven’t tried Isernio’s ground chicken, now is the time. And if you’re a tried-and-true fan, it’s time to stock up. Our ground chicken rolls are available in a four-pack in the freezer sections of northwest Costco stores at a fantastic value.

Isernio’s ground chicken can be used as a healthy and flavorful swap in any recipe that calls for ground meat. You’ll immediately notice it tastes lighter and more fresh than ground beef or pork, and is juicier than ground turkey. This is because we only use whole-muscle skinless chicken with no fillers, additives, or preservatives.

Just chicken. Nothing else.

In fact, did you know that a standard 4-ounce serving of Isernio’s ground chicken:

  • has less fat than ground beef or ground turkey?
  • has fewer calories than ground turkey?
  • has the same amount of protein as ground beef?

Chicken wins in every category – including flavor.

Ground Chicken Recipe Ideas

Once you’ve picked up your Costco haul of Isernio’s ground chicken, it’s time to get cooking. Here are some of our favorite ways to use ground chicken!

Burgers: Who doesn’t love a good burger? We have lots of tips on how to keep your burgers juicy. You can also try one of these flavor-packed recipes!

  • Green Chile Chicken Burgers with Cheddar and Grilled Onions – Smoky roasted green chiles, grilled onion rounds, and sharp cheddar cheese make this the next-level burger recipe you’ve been searching for.
  • Grilled White Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Apple Slaw – Whole fennel seeds and melted white cheddar inside these ground chicken burgers adds a pop of flavor into every bite. Topped with a slaw made from fresh ingredients including sweet apples, these tasty burgers will please a crowd.
  • BLAT Burger – Top your burger with bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato for a fresh and flavorful burger! For a cut above, use Hempler’s bacon and support our local PNW cousin!

Meatballs: Lighten up your traditional meatballs by using juicy ground chicken instead of beef or pork.

Tacos: Simply use your regular taco seasoning, or try our original recipe for Baja Chicken Tacos.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad: No bland or dry chicken here. Make flavor-packed chicken patties to top your salads with this amazing recipe!

Asian-Inspired Recipes: Stir-fries are simple when you swap ground chicken for diced chicken. Try these!

  • Spicy Chicken & Cabbage Lettuce Cups – Plenty of tangy crunch and lean protein will make this easy skillet meal a popular choice for the whole family on a weekly basis.
  • Skillet Orange Chicken – Using ground chicken means this classic dish is on the table is less time than it takes to grab take-out!

With so many delicious possibilities, what are you waiting for? Grab your ground chicken at Costco today and get creative in the kitchen!

What’s your favorite way to use Isernio’s ground chicken?

Seven Recipes for Father’s Day that Kids Can Make

We know you want to spoil dad on Father’s Day – but so do the kids! Instead of tackling complex recipes that make them feel excluded, choose simple but indulgent dishes that the kids can have a hand in making. These kid-friendly options are bound to be a hit in any family – after all, the secret ingredient will be love. 

  • Here’s a cute idea – make roasted peppers and onions but spell out “dad” in sausages. Older kids can help cut the veggies, while younger kids can help with assembly.
  • Meatballs! Kids of any age can help mix and form meatballs. You can serve them in traditional marinara sauce, or get creative with one of these serving suggestions.
  • Skewers are fun to make and fun to eat. Little hands will love helping put together this special meal for dad. 
  • Ravioli Lasagna is a hearty twist on the classic. Kids of any age will have a blast layering frozen ravioli in place of regular noodles. Add cooked ground sausage to your sauce for extra flavor.
  • Everybody loves pizza (especially dad!) so make an upscale version by putting together an Italian Sausage Stromboli. The kids will enjoy spreading the toppings and helping to roll up the dough to put in the oven. 
  • Dad won’t complain about pizza for breakfast. Simple scrambled eggs and crumbled ground sausage are easy to make with supervision the night before, and assembly’s a breeze in the morning.
  • Sausage & Pepper Quesadillas elevate the typical fare but are simple enough for kids to manage stove-top. Just make sure you’re close by in case they need help flipping!

Don’t forget that your final dishes are only as good as the ingredients you choose. Use Isernio’s sausage to make any recipe feel upscale. Choose from links or rolls, chicken sausage or traditional pork, spicy or mild. There’s an Isernio’s variety for every preference!

What will you (and the kids) make this Father’s Day?