Turkey Nicoise Salad

cobb salad smAn update to the classic Cobb or Nicoise Salad…

Mini Potatoes, washed, cooked skin-on and halved
Fresh Green Beans, cooked and chilled
1- 2 Eggs, hard-boiled to desired firmness, quartered
Cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
Iceberg lettuce wedge
1-2 cups Cooked Diced All White Turkey – code 20301
¼ cup ‘Nicoise’ or marinated olives / peppers
1 avocado, sliced
salt and pepper
½-¾ cup desired creamy dressing to taste

Arrange the ingredients on a platter, drizzling dressing over all, then salt and fresh ground pepper to garnish.



Chicken Meatball Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa bowl

Chicken Meatball Quinoa Bowl
500 mL chicken broth
1 cup uncooked red quinoa, rinsed
1 cup salsa
1 1/3 cup rinsed drained canned black beans
1 1/3 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 1/3 cup corn kernels or sliced off BBQ’d cob
1 1/3 cup diced avocado
4 green onions, sliced
24 Chicken Meatballs (code 2840), thawed and heated
separately (until internal temp. of 165°F is reached)
4 TBSP fresh cilantro, chopped

1. Combine quinoa with broth and salsa and bring to
a boil. Reduce heat and cook, covered, for approx.
12 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and has
absorbed the liquid.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss together,
serve in 4 bowls, garnished with cilantro.

Chicken Corn Lettuce Wraps

pulled chicken lettuce wrapsIngredients:
12 oz whole kernel corn, drained
¼ cup each, chopped red and green peppers
1½ cups Cooked Shredded Natural Proportion Chicken (code 15801), thawed
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup sliced green onions
½ cup water
½ cup salsa
1-2 TBSP milk
1 cup shredded tex-mex cheese
2½ TBSP fajita seasoning
lettuce leaves, rinsed, dried.

1. in 2 qt (2L) saucepan, stir together corn, peppers and chicken. Add seasoning, ½ cup
water and salsa. Cook over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
2. In a small bowl, stir sour cream and milk until thin enough to drizzle.
3. Top lettuce leaves with chicken mixture. sprinkle with green onions and cheese, then
drizzle with sour cream mixture.

TIP: Add black beans and chickpeas or some green chilies if you like. PS – delicious served HOT OR COLD!!

Shepherd’s Pie Meatball Crostinis

Try our Cooked Perfect Turkey Meatballs (6136) on a delicious appetizer for the cocktail party season!

Catapult-Cooked Perfect EditorialIngredients:
4 medium potatoes, cooked, mashed
1 French bread loaf, sliced
3 TBSP Butter
8 oz. Vanee Roasted Beef gravy (code 20500), warmed
Chives, chopped
Approx. 50 Cooked Perfect Turkey Meatballs (code 6136), warm

1. Heat meatballs and keep warm.
2. Generously butter bread slices in an even coating and bake at 400 F until golden brown.
Spoon 1 ½ tbsp of mashed potatoes onto each bread slice.
Press one meatball into each mashed potato scoop.
Top with beef gravy and garnish with chives.
Serve and enjoy.

TIP: Use any of our Cooked Perfect Meatball flavours in this recipe.
Check out Cooked Perfect Meatball Recipes for this AND MORE delicious recipes using our meatballs!


Layered Tortilla Chicken Bake

Chicken Tortilla BakeOr: ‘Chicken Sopa’, or ‘Stacked Enchilada Casserole’
15 oz condensed cream of chicken soup
15 oz condensed cream of mushroom soup
2-3 onions, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
4 tbsp. chili powder
4 cups mushrooms, sliced
8 cups Cooked Diced Chicken, thawed
12 large tortillas
2 ½ cups Cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. In large bowl, mix together Cooked Diced Chicken, soup and chili powder.
3. In buttered hotel half-pan, layer tortillas to cover the bottom and up the sides of
the pan. Add layer of chicken mixture, onions, peppers and mushrooms, then a
layer of cheese. Repeat layering, ending with cheese. Bake for 20-30 mins or until
bubbly and golden.  Serves 24.

Turkey Cheddar Quiche

Chicken Cheddar Quiche smIngredients:
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2-3 cups broccoli, tender-crisp
1½ cups ½” Cooked Diced Turkey – code 21301, thawed
2/3 cup onion, finely chopped
1 1/3 cups milk
3 eggs
¾ cup biscuit / baking mix
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

1. Measure 1 cup cheese and set aside.
2. Combine 2 cups of cheese, broccoli, cooked diced turkey and onion; spread into a greased 10 inch pie plate.
3. In a small mixing bowl, beat the milk, eggs, biscuit mix, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour over broccoli mixture. (Do not stir).
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
5. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serves 6.

Sweet Potato Chicken Salad

Sweetpotatochickensalad smIngredients:
 3 cups ½” Cooked Diced Chicken (code 12454)
2 cups small red potatoes, cooked, cubed
2 cups sweet potato, cooked, peeled and cubed (1 large)
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed, cooked, drained
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 tbsp. milk
2 tsp dill weed
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
¾ cup toasted pecans (optional)

1. In large bowl, combine chicken, potatoes and green beans. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt, milk, dill weed, salt and pepper.
2. Pour mayonnaise mixture over chicken mixture; stir gently to coat evenly. Garnish with pecans if desired. Chill.

Serves 6.

Holiday Turkey ‘Stuffins’

stuffing muffins recipeOur Stuffing is great baked with any gravy in a warm and savoury muffin side dish. Perfect to compliment a hearty chicken or turkey stew….
Put it all together in a stand-alone muffin for your lunch crowd:

4½ cups Papa Soly’s Homestyle Stuffing (code 604)
2 cups ½” All White Cooked Diced Turkey (code 21301)
1 cup Vanee Roasted Turkey Gravy (code 50520)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Mix together all ingredients, and fill muffin cups.
3. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Serves 12.

Turkey Tetrazzini

Recipe idea - Turkey Tetrazinni

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease half pan.
    Cook 8 oz pkg penne 8-10 mins., or until al dente; drain.
2. Sauté ½ cup chopped onion, ½ cup chopped red pepper, and 1 pkg fresh,
sliced  mushrooms
in 1 tbsp butter
3. In a large saucepan, melt ¼ cup butter over low heat.
    Stir in ¼ cup all-purpose flour, ¾ tsp salt, ¼ tsp ground black pepper
and ½ tsp garlic powder
4. Cook, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and gradually stir in
1 cup chicken broth and 1 cup heavy cream
5. Return to heat, add 1 cup frozen peas and bring to a low boil for 1 minute, stirring
constantly. Add
2 tbsp sherry, veggie mixture and 2 cups Cooked Diced Turkey
then stir in cooked penne.
6. Pour mixture into the prepared dish, and top with ½ cup grated parmesan cheese.
Bake 30 mins. in oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.
Serves 8-10


Warm Tuscan Chicken Baguettes

Warm Tuscan Chicken Sandwiches







1 2.5 oz Rosemount Cooked Seasoned Chicken Breast (18501), sliced
2 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
2 tsp fresh basil, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 loaf crusty baguette, split lengthwise and soft insides removed
2 TBSP olive oil
1/3 pound sliced Provolone cheese
8 sundried tomatoes in oil, drained and cut into strips

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
2. Combine rosemary, basil, garlic, salt and pepper and set aside. Brush inside of baguette halves with olive oil. Sprinkle evenly with herb mixture.
3. Place sliced chicken, Provolone and sundried tomato strips evenly on one baguette half. Put other half of baguette on top, press down slightly and tie the baguette, at 2-inch intervals, with kitchen string, if desired.
4. Put baguette on a baking sheet and into the hot oven. Bake until warmed through and cheese is melted, about 10 to 12 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Remove strings and cut into quarter before serving.

Serves 4.

Courtesy National Chicken Council