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Plan the Perfect Summer Picnic or BBQ

Picnics and BBQs are a summer staple and combine everything that is easy to love about the season – delicious food, good company, and the great outdoors.

A good picnic or BBQ begins with fresh and flavourful ingredients. Check out your local farmer’s market, experiment with new foods, and find what flavours work for you and your family.

Picnic Favourites

These five chicken recipes combine bold and traditional flavours to create fun recipes that are a breeze to prepare and pack up. Prefect for any picnic!

Chicken Udon Noodle Salad with Fresh Mint: Brighten up your picnic with this refreshing Asian salad. The unique combination of green onion, ginger, mint and tamari take this dish to a whole new level.

Chicken Turnovers with Diced Vegetables: This recipe is similar to a chicken pot pie, only it is contained in a turnover, making it a handy choice for lunch or picnics.

Mediterranean Olive Loaf: This Mediterranean meatloaf can be prepared the night before and is great served with a side salad or sliced and served in a sandwich. The perfect meal for a picnic or potluck.

Taco Chicken Salad in a Jar: Salads served in mason jars are all the rage and their portability makes them the perfect option for a picnic or lunch. Not only are they convenient but they last up to three days in the refrigerator.

Feta, Bean Medley and Chicken Salad: Tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, feta and red wine vinegar give this bean salad a Mediterranean twist that the whole family will enjoy.

BBQ Must-Haves

Fire up the BBQ and try out some of these chicken.ca summer classics!

A Taste of Summer Chicken Sandwich: This grilled chicken sandwich will have your taste buds singing. The chicken is marinated in a tangy Asian-style marinade and served on a Kaiser with some tasty toppings. What a great way to celebrate summer!

The “So Canadian” Chicken Sandwich: This prizewinning sandwich pairs grilled chicken with a sweet and tangy homemade barbeque sauce to create maximum flavour. Maple syrup adds a delicate sweetness and a Canadian flair to this BBQ classic.

Curried Rum Chicken Wings with Grilled Pineapple: A little sweet with heat makes these chicken wings an instant hit. Loaded with flavours like curry, rum and cinnamon sugar and served with sweet and spicy grilled pineapple. Yum!

Grilled Chicken, Watermelon and Tomato Salad: Watermelon and tomatoes may seem like an unlikely pairing, but the sweetness of the fruit works perfectly with the slight acidity found in the tomatoes. Toss in crisp slices of romaine lettuce and some juicy, grilled chicken hot from the barbecue and you’ve got a meal that not only tastes fresh and light, but looks great on your picnic table.

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