Fun 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.
To find out what vitamin dark chicken meat has more of compared to white meat, unscramble this word: “vfionrblia.”
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.
- 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:
- In a bowl, mix ground chicken, onion, carrot, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
- Divide evenly into 12 portions; roll into meatballs. Flatten balls slightly.
- Heat large skillet over medium heat; cook meatballs until browned, about 2 minutes per side.
- In a separate bowl, mix tomatoes and barbecue sauce, crushing tomatoes slightly with fork for smoother sauce; add to meatballs.
- 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.
- Remove meatballs to plate. Bring sauce to boil to reduce and thicken, about 2 minutes.
- Split and toast buns. Place 3 meatballs on each bun. Spoon sauce over top and sprinkle with cheese.