A new school year is here! That means a fresh start and the opportunity to add new recipes and flavors to your school lunch program. As you know, chicken is always a popular choice for all age groups. Our chicken recipes use our great Gold Kist, Pierce and Just BARE products in on-trend recipe concepts. To make your life easier, the recipes provide meal component equivalencies and nutrition information so they can easily be added to your menus. Plus, we've labeled the recipes "Easy", "Easier", or "Easiest" so you'll know which recipes fit best in your operation. Find these on-trend an delicious recipes at goldkist.com under "Menu Ideas".

Asian Sunflower Chicken Grain Bowls: Pierce Dark Meat Chicken Strips (1260) with a savory sunflower seed sauce and colorful vegetables served in a trendy bowl.

Bowl foods have been around for a while and they aren't going anywhere soon. For some reason it's more fun to eat out of a bowl! Plus students love to customize their own bowls with healthy ingredients and toppings.

Bang Bang Chicken Rings: Gold Kist Breaded Chicken Ring Things (499180) served with a spicy, sweet and creamy dipping sauce will get your students excited for lunch.

 Spicy foods are in. Make the trend more interesting by serving our Chicken Ring Things with a spicy dipping sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Nachos: Pierce Diced Chicken Strips (1230) tossed with a spicy Buffalo sauce served on top of tortilla chips with a cool Bleu-cheese dressing will be a popular addition to your menu.

The Buffalo chicken trend continues to grow. According to Datassential, Buffalo chicken is on 20.4% of menus so students will love seeing it at school.

Hawaiian Chicken Pineapple Bowls: Gold Kist Whole Grain Breaded Smackers (110452) served with pineapple and colorful vegetables makes lunch fun again.

Global and fusion foods are gaining popularity everywhere. Kids are even craving these new flavors. These Hawaiian Chicken Pineapple Bowls will satisfy their cravings.

Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings: Pierce Oven Roasted Chicken Wings (7805) is a flavor explosion thanks to smoky paprika, sweet honey and spicy chipotle. Your students will be begging for more!

Wing bars at schools are a big hit. Feature one recipe or multiple options so students can try different flavors. This wing recipe is for students who love spicy foods!

Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps: Gold Kist PhD Whole Grain Homestyle Chicken Strips (6216) served in crunchy lettuce wraps make a fresh and unique lunch option.

Mexican-inspired foods are always a hit. These Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps put a fresh spin on tacos by using crunchy lettuce as the shell. Students won't complain about eating their vegetables when these are on the menu.

Parmesan Chicken Wings: Pierce Oven Roasted Wings (7805) with a flavorful Parmesan and herb crust is a tasty addition to your wing bar.

Another great addition to your menu and wing bar. These wings have a more classic flavor profile that all students will love.

Southwest Chicken Burritos: Gold Kist Dark Meat Chicken Sausage (6390) in a whole grain tortilla with eggs, black beans and salsa will add spice to your students' mornings.

This recipe is a great way to add global flavors to breakfast. Or serve at lunch to follow the breakfast-for-lunch trend. 

Spicy Asian Chicken Sandwich: Gold Kist Hot and Spicy Breaded Chicken Patty (666600) served with a crunchy slaw and spicy Sriracha mayonnaise.

This delicious sandwich combines two popular food trends: spicy and global flavors. The Sriracha mayonnaise will make the sandwich even more appealing!

Sweet Thai Chili Wings: Pierce Oven Roasted Chicken Wings (7805) tossed with a sweet Thai chili sauce adds a global twist to your wing bar.

These spicy wings will disappear from your wing bar. The combination of sweet and spicy is a hot commodity!