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Season’s Eatings: Add these new chicken recipes to your table this holiday

This holiday season, there’s a new star on the table. Leave the prime rib, since more people than ever are looking for chicken on the holiday menu.

In fact, chicken is the main protein families are preparing at home during quarantine and now more than half of Americans who eat chicken say they would prefer the tasty poultry to ham (52%) or turkey (49%) at a holiday meal, according to a recent survey by the National Chicken Council (NCC).

Funny enough, eating chicken at Christmas isn’t a new tradition. In Japan, there is a booming trend of eating Kentucky Fried Chicken for the holidays dating back to at least the 1970s.

Ready to carve out new traditions this holiday season?

Try these tasty palate pleasers and bring some delicious memories to your table.

Create a festive table with Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken from PureWow.

Serve up some comfort classics like this staple from Betty Crocker – Butter Herb Roast Chicken.

Thinking of channeling the Japanese tradition and whip up some fried chicken this holiday? Look no further than these good old-fashioned recipes from Click Americana.

Remember the wings!

Chicken wings are more than just a savory football staple, chicken eaters are also eager to see the drums and flats served up for the holidays this year – 61% of Americans say they would eat wings as part of their Christmas dinner.

Here are some wing recipes sure to make your holiday table more flavorful than ever…

Cranberry is a holiday tradition that will never go out of style. And what goes great with this timeless flavor? Chicken wings, of course. Try out this new holiday favorite from the Food Network.Bring some sweet and spice and everything nice to the table this year with the Redhead Baker’s Blueberry-Lemon Glazed Chicken Wings.

Don’t just cook it, gift it.

Want to take your love for chicken a step further? Chicken doesn’t just make for a great meal, it’s also a great gift! 56% of chicken eaters say they would be happy to get chicken as a holiday gift. 

Is chicken making an appearance under your tree this year? Share your gifts with us at @ChickenCheckIn on Twitter!