Chicken is the protein of choice, even for holidays

NCC survey reals consumers are turning to a cheaper protein for small gatherings this holiday season

Chicken was the primary protein used in American home cooking this year, according to a recent survey from the National Chicken Council (NCC).

"Chicken has been popular during COVID-19 because it's easy to prepare and great for meal prepping. A staple of many diverse meals, it is no question that chicken is a versatile protein," said NCC spokesman Tom Super.

This was true in my home. With more time on my hands during the lockdown, I tried more chicken recipes than I ever had. I figured if the recipe was not very good, at least I did not have a lot of money wrapped into it. As a cattle producer, I have always used recipes that called for ingredients I had in the freezer (beef), however, a kill date for fat cattle was months out during the lockdown and I was trying to make some of what we already had last.

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