chickenFun food facts

  • Ontario chicken farmers produce over 450 million kilograms of chicken annually – that’s enough for more than 900 million quarter chicken meals!
  • Like other foods that come from animals, chicken is a great way to get brain-boosting vitamin B12.

Brain teaser

To find out what vitamin dark chicken meat has more of compared to white meat, unscramble this word: “vfionrblia.”

Answer: Riboflavin

Eat it up!

Chicken meatball superhero subs

Packed with protein, these meatball subs will transform you and your buddies into superheroes.

Makes 4 servings.
Takes 30 minutes.
You'll need an adult's help.

You'll need:

  • 1 lb (500 g) ground Ontario chicken
  • 1 small Ontario onion, diced
  • 1 small Ontario carrot, grated
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) stewed or chunky tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) smoky barbecue sauce (such as chipotle)
  • 4 whole-wheat sausage, hot dog or small submarine buns (about 6 inches/15 cm)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Ontario cheddar or Ontario mozzarella Cheese

What to do:

  1. In a bowl, mix ground chicken, onion, carrot, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Divide evenly into 12 portions; roll into meatballs. Flatten balls slightly. 
  3. Heat large skillet over medium heat; cook meatballs until browned, about 2 minutes per side. 
  4. In a separate bowl, mix tomatoes and barbecue sauce, crushing tomatoes slightly with fork for smoother sauce; add to meatballs. 
  5. Bring to boil stirring gently; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often and turning meatballs until thermometer inserted into several meatballs registers 175°F (80°C), 6 to 8 minutes. 
  6. Remove meatballs to plate. Bring sauce to boil to reduce and thicken, about 2 minutes.
  7. Split and toast buns. Place 3 meatballs on each bun. Spoon sauce over top and sprinkle with cheese.