Since discovering Gerber chicken over a decade ago, it quickly became the only brand we choose to eat! It comes from local family farms in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country and tastes like the chicken I remember eating as a child.
Because chicken is so versatile, we stock up at our local Acme Fresh Market. The Fairlawn store (my Acme of choice, other locations here) is so convenient and always has a great selection of Gerber products.
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Why Gerber Chicken from Acme Fresh Markets?
As I mentioned above, Gerber chicken tastes like real chicken. Like the kind from my childhood. At some point over the years, chicken began tasting a bit bland and watered down. But then we discovered Gerber. It’s local, hormone and antibiotic-free, and tastes like the old-fashioned chicken of my grandma use to serve.
Acme Fresh Markets have a fantastic variety of Gerber chicken products. I like to stock up the freezer with whole roasting chickens, breasts, and cutlets for easy weeknight meals and wings, legs, and thighs for when Natty Guy wants to throw something on the smoker.
The Acme meat/poultry staff is always super helpful when I have a question or special request and the store stocks everything else I need to keep us well (and healthfully) fed. You’ll want to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest specials and great meal ideas!
Chicken Vegetable Streudel
This recipe is a family favorite and is even fancy enough to serve company! Fortunately, it’s also really simple. It’s a great way to use up the leftovers of a roasted whole chicken or you can choose to prepare it with some freshly poached chicken breasts, as I’ve done here.
- 2 cups diced, cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
- 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
- 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tubes (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 2-3 tablespoons slivered almonds
In a bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients and mix well.
Unroll the crescent dough and place on a cookie sheet or 15 x 10 x 1 jelly roll pan. Press seams and perforations together so that you end up with a 15″ x 12″ rectangle.
Spread filling down the center of the dough, about 3″ wide and leaving a margin at the short ends. One each long side, cut strips almost up to the filling. Start at one end by alternanting the strips on each side, twisting them twice and laying them down over the filling. Seal the ends well using the margin of dough you left at each short end.
Brush strudel with egg white and sprinkle with slivered almonds.
Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 6-8.
Pair a slice of strudel with a simple salad, some roasted vegetables or your favorite mix of chopped fresh fruit!
For more fantastic ideas on how to use your Gerber chicken from Acme Fresh Market, check out these posts. And be sure to share your own creations with Acme using the hashtag #AcmeFreshMarket. They love to see how customers prepare their delicious poultry and meats!
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