Get excited! Zaycon is finally coming back to Florida! I have been waiting for this for a long time. We have heard so many great things about ordering chicken from Zaycon and with fresh, all natural, boneless, skinless chicken breasts priced at $1.69 a pound we have been dying to try ordering from them.
Zaycon's chicken event last came to our area of Florida in March of this year but we were on our Spring Break Cruise and had no way to pick up an order so we passed on the opportunity and decided to take advantage of it next time they retunred. They will be in select cities in Florida and Georgia over the next few weeks so log into their website and see if they are coming to a city near you.
The lowest price I can ever find boneless, skinless chicken breasts on sale at Publix is $1.99 a pound and that sale doesn't happen too often so I am excited to be able to use some of our reserve grocery money to spend on this deal now so we can save each week at the store by not always needing to buy chicken. I will happily spend $67 now to save double that in the long run.
According to Zaycon's website their chicken breasts are:
• 100 % natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients
• Comes directly from the processor and has never been frozen
• Sold by the case — 40 lbs in each case
• Case dimensions—18 in wide x 12 in deep x 7 in tall
[NOTE: Our chicken is delivered in its original wholesale packaging, a water resistant cardboard case containing three or four plastic bags of fresh chicken breasts. The smaller bags are typically sealed in a larger plastic bag. The smaller bags are not uniform in weight. There will be small amounts of naturally occuring liquids (i.e.,"chicken juice") in each bag and case. Chicken breasts typically come in double-lobed pairs ("butterfly") and will have small attached amounts of fat.]
I know that 40 pounds may sound like a lot but we plan on spending a little time trimming it and foodsavering it into preportioned packages to freeze and take out as we need. I will also be creating a few freezer portions of precut chicken strips, cubes and other sizes that we often cook with. At this price, I am happy to spend a little extra time. You could always split a case with a friend or neighbor if you don't have the need or space for the full 40 pounds.
While we haven't personally tried Zaycon before, I have heard nothing but great things about them and the quality of their chicken. I would love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the suggestions if you have tried them before.
Stay tuned for a blog post on our experience with Zaycon chicken and for how we packaged and frozen it for future use.