Barefoot by the Sea: Try Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken at Shaws! Taste the difference! #sponsored #ad

Monday, February 5, 2018

Try Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken at Shaws! Taste the difference! #sponsored #ad

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Shaws  I’ve partnered with Shaws as a blogger to promote Shaws and all the wonderful products found in their stores! All opinions are my own.  
Open Nature® recently added a NEW product to their line! Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken, available exclusively in the New England area at Shaws stores! 

Football season may be behind us and I'm sure many of made delicious party fare yesterday for the big game. Did any of you notice Open Nature® Air Chilled Chicken in the stores recently? Shaws shoppers are familiar with the quality of the Open Nature brand but what exactly is air chilled chicken? I wasn’t sure so I was excited when Shaws asked me to try Open Nature Air Chilled Chicken with my family and share my thoughts. It did not disappoint!

First, the basics. Air chilling is a process that’s been popular in Europe for decades. When raw chicken is processed, it's typically cooled in tubs of cold water. This causes chicken to absorb some water, which affects the flavor. In contrast, air chilled chicken is individually processed by suspending it in air and chilling it for several hours through multiple, purified air-cooled chambers. The natural juices of the meat are not diluted and air chilled chicken tastes better, cooks more quickly and results in no excess water to prevent the skin from getting crispy on the grill or in the oven. 

Since yesterday was the Superbowl, I figured it would be a great time to give this Open Nature Air Chilled Chicken a try. I made my usual chicken tacos to see if I'd earn rave reviews or if the family would notice a difference. 

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs total)
Sprinkle each chicken breast with taco seasoning  
Top with 1 cup of your favorite salsa (I used salsa verde) and 1 cup of petite diced tomatoes
Directions:Cover and cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 6-8 hours), or until the chicken shreds easily with a fork. Shred the chicken in the slow cooker and toss with the remaining salsa and juices until well-mixed. Serve and enjoy!

Everyone in the house enjoyed these! The Open Nature Air Chilled Chicken breasts are flavorful, juicy and more flavorful than the usual chicken! It's an affordable and high-quality product to serve your family. This chicken contains no antibiotics, no added hormones, are cage free, vegetarian fed and air chilled.            
Want to give it a try? Open Nature Air Chilled Chicken is newly available exclusively in Shaws stores. Have you seen it at yours?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shaws. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.


  1. I've never heard of air chilling. Your taco recipe sounds so good!

  2. P.S thank you for explaining air chilling, very interesting.

  3. That is so interesting about air chilling versus water chilling. I would love to find that in my area. Your recipe sounds delicious too :) My kind of recipe!

    1. It’s so easy and even better with this delicious chicken!

  4. Good morning, Jessica! I just realized that you used to be on my sidebar (I read from there) and when things got changed around several blogs disappeared. I will put you back in place!

    I honestly never thought about the ways different meats were chilled but that makes so much sense! Thanks for the info. I hope you have a wonderful day. xo Diana


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