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Share your best recipe for a chance to win a free lunch ON US for your entire school!
At Gold Kist Farms®, we'd like to think there "is" such a thing as a free lunch! That's why we're hosting an exciting recipe contest for K-12 foodservice operators.
  • National ad campaign in School Nutrition magazine
  • Recipe featured on the Gold Kist Farms® website
  • Recipe and winning school showcased at SNA Annual National Conference 2018
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Our bite-sized chicken smackers are the ultimate finger food! Show us an exciting new way to enliven school meals with this classic favorite.
CN FC WG Breaded Chicken Smackers® (110452)
CN FC WG Breaded Dark Meat Chicken Smackers® (110458)
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Savory oven-roasted chicken strips are ideal for saving time and labor - and their versatility extends to a variety of dishes.
FC Natural Proportion 1/2" Diced Chicken (1230)
CN FC Natural Proportion Chicken Fajita Strips (1250)
CN FC Dark Meat "Menu Chicken" Strips (1260)
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With a whole grain breading profile and no added starches or binders, these products earn an A+ for great taste while helping you meet your nutritional requirements.
CN FC WG Breaded A+ Chicken™ Breakfast Fillets (7519)
CN FC WG Breaded A+ Chicken™ Fillets (7522)
CN FC WG Breaded A+ Chicken™ Tenders (7572)
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  • Taste
  • Appearance
  • Uniqueness
  • Ease of preparation
  • Usage of one eligible Gold Kist Farms®; product from categories above
  • Submitted by appropriate deadline, in approved USDA template format using the form below.
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Recipe Submission Form

(can select multiple)

(if applicable)
(if applicable for recipe source)
(describe your recipe in 1-2 sentences)
(total servings per recipe)
(e.g., cup, piece, slice, etc.)
(total minutes to prepare ingredients)
(total minutes to cook ingredients; enter 0 if no cooking is required)
(provide exact amount, name and description, for example, 1/2 cup carrots, peeled, sliced; 8 oz. whole grain pasta, uncooked; 1 cup rice, cooked; etc.)
(list in numbered steps, for example: 1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F)
(include recipe preparation notes, serving and/or storage suggestions, alternate ingredients, etc.)
Files must be less than 1000 KB. Allowed file types: PNG, JPG, GIF


Entry Requirements:
  1. No purchase is necessary.
  2. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  3. Entries must be submitted by an employee who works within the School Foodservice segment (K-12).
  4. Enter as often as you like but only one entry may qualify as a winner. One winner will be selected per qualifying product category.
  5. All entries must be submitted via the online form by 10/1/17 (Smackers®), 11/1/17 (Diced/Strips), 12/1/17 (A+ Chicken).
  6. All entries become property of Pilgrim's Pride. Entry constitutes permission to edit, modify, publish and otherwise use the recipe in any way without compensation.
Recipe Requirements:
Recipes must use one product from the Gold Kist Farms® product categories:
A+ Chicken™ products:
- Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded A+ Chicken Tenderloins (7572)
- Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded A+ Chicken Breast Fillets (7522)
- Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded A+ Chicken Breast Breakfast Fillets (7519)
- Breaded Chicken Smackers (110452)
- Breaded Dark Meat Smackers (110458)
- Diced Chicken Strips (1230)
- Unbreaded Chicken Fajita Strips (1250)
- Dark Meat MENU Strips (1260)
- Recipes must be submitted online by 10/1/17 (Smackers®), 11/1/17 (Diced/Strips), 12/1/17 (A+ Chicken). - A total of 3 winners, one from each product category, will be selected within 30 days of each product category's recipe submission deadline.
- Recipe must be original. An original recipe is the product of one's own mind and is not a copy or imitation. If the recipe is derived from a previously published one, it must have at least four significant ingredients that are different and the method of preparation changed to qualify. Submission of recipe donates entrants' verification of recipe originality.
- Recipe must not have been submitted to another contest, promotional event, or for publication at any time.
- Recipe must be submitted online within the standard USDA template via the link on this promotion landing page.
- Recipe must include: product category, name of recipe, number of servings, your name, email, telephone number, school district, and title.
  1. Contest open to continental U.S. residents age 18 or older.
  2. Entries must be submitted by an employee who works within the School Foodservice segment (K-12).
  3. Recipe submissions must use products from the qualifying Gold Kist Farms® product categories.
Recipes will be judged by a panel of chefs based on the following criteria:
- Submitted by deadline
- Submitted in USDA template
- Recipe uses one eligible Gold Kist Farms®; product
- Taste
- Appearance
- Uniqueness
- Ease of preparation
Winner of the recipe contest will be awarded the FULL VALUE of one lunch, for one day, at one school within the district.

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