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Welcome in Spring with Our Favourite Seasonal Chicken Recipes

Spring has arrived once again, and not a moment too soon!

With spring comes the promise of sunshine, fresh seasonal produce, and of course, new and delicious chicken recipes. Here are some of our favourite chicken recipes inspired by spring.

Asparagus is a popular choice when it comes to seasonal spring veggies. Packed with flavour and nutrients, asparagus is an excellent addition to your springtime diet. When shopping for asparagus, you should select bundles that are rich green in colour, firm and have tightly closed tips.

Here are a few of our best recipes featuring asparagus.  

Asparagus Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

This Asian salad is loaded with fresh, crunchy vegetables. Make double the dressing and store it in your fridge to use with any other of your favourite salads!

Asparagus Chicken Soup with Asiago Cheese and Lemon

This refreshing soup can be made with fresh or frozen asparagus. The addition of white wine, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, lemon zest and Asiago cheese make this a unique soup that is both flavourful and easy to prepare.

Asparagus, Pistachio and Chicken Stir Fry over Wehani Rice

This stir fry is healthy and easy to prepare when you’re short on time. Not sure where to find Wehani rice? Go ahead and use any rice in your pantry.

Asparagus Chicken Pie with Grated Potato Crust

This healthy pie uses grated potato for the pie crust, cutting the calories down to 280 calories per slice. So go ahead, enjoy a slice of pie!

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Asparagus

Jazz-up your usual Cordon Bleu by stuffing it with nutritious asparagus and serving it with your favourite rice or salad on the side.

Asparagus Chèvre Chicken for One

Cooking for one doesn’t mean skipping out on taste. This foolproof dish is steamed in parchment paper, a cooking method known as “en papillote”. Try using some of your favourite seasonal fresh vegetables when asparagus is no longer in season.

If asparagus isn’t your thing, try these other fresh and delicious recipes.

Crunchy Chicken & Vegetable “Spring” Rolls

Spring rolls are always a crowd pleaser. Serve them on a platter with a spicy peanut dipping sauce. The leftovers make for a quick and healthy lunch the next day.

Grilled Chicken & Buckwheat Honey Chicken Over Spring Greens

Chives and buckwheat honey are used to make a delicious chicken marinade that is also used as a healthy, lower-fat dressing for spring salad and dandelion greens.

Spring Pea & Mint Soup

Early spring baby spinach, mint and peas make up this nutrient-rich, bright green soup. For a gluten-free version, choose a gluten-free broth.

Havarti & Fresh Dill Burgers

This “spring chicken” burger is chock full of flavour! Hints of fresh dill, capers and lemon zest add a fresh and reviving spring feel that will please just about any palate.

Spring Spinach Stracciatella Soup

This classic Italian soup is made with homemade chicken broth, fresh eggs and cheese. Spinach is traditionally used but can be substituted with Swiss chard or fresh green herbs such as mint, parsley, cilantro or basil.

Chicken, Wild Rice and Green Garlic Soup

Try this healthy, quick soup that uses green garlic, also known as “scapes” or “whistles”. Green garlic emerges in the spring and has a more delicate flavour that traditional garlic.

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