Tobins' Tastes: Zaycon Chicken Is Back at $1.79 A Pound

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Zaycon Chicken Is Back at $1.79 A Pound

Get excited! Zaycon's boneless, skinless chicken breast event is back for the Southeast! I have been waiting for this for a long time. We have heard so many great things about ordering chicken from Zaycon and with fresh, all natural, boneless, skinless chicken breasts priced at $1.79 a pound we have been dying to try ordering from them.

We meant to order last time they came to Florida in the fall but I did not order it quick enough and it sold out. We waited about a week and a half after the ordering opened and when I went to order it was all gone. This time around I ordered the minute I saw the email : )

The lowest price I can ever find boneless, skinless chicken breasts on sale at Publix is $1.99 a pound and that sale doesn't happen too often so I am excited to be able to use some of our reserve grocery money to spend on this deal now so we can save each week at the store by not always needing to buy chicken. I will happily spend $70 now to save double that in the long run.

According to Zaycon's website their chicken breasts are:

100 % natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients
• Comes directly from the processor and has never been frozen
• Sold by the case — 40 lbs in each case
• Case dimensions—18 in wide x 12 in deep x 7 in tall
[NOTE:  Our chicken is delivered in its original wholesale packaging, a water resistant cardboard case containing three or four plastic bags of fresh chicken breasts. The smaller bags are typically sealed in a larger plastic bag. The smaller bags are not uniform in weight. There will be small amounts of naturally occuring liquids (i.e.,"chicken juice") in each bag and case. Chicken breasts typically come in double-lobed pairs ("butterfly") and will have small attached amounts of fat.]

I know that 40 pounds may sound like a lot but we plan on spending a little time trimming it using our foodsaverto put it into preportioned packages to freeze and take out as we need. I will also be creating a few freezer portions of precut chicken strips, cubes and other sizes that we often cook with. At this price, I am happy to spend a little extra time. You could always split a case with a friend or neighbor if you don't have the need or space for the full 40 pounds.

While we haven't personally tried Zaycon before, I have heard nothing but great things about them and the quality of their chicken. I would love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the suggestions if you have tried them before.

Stay tuned for a blog post on our experience with Zaycon chicken and for how we packaged and frozen it for future use.
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