If you’re looking for a cost effective way to purchase 100% natural boneless, skinless chicken breasts with no added hormones, additives, or artificial ingredients for $1.89/lb, I’ve got just the info you’re looking for!
Zaycon Foods works directly with local farmers and processors and cuts out the “middle man”, so they are able to sell at more of a wholesale price. They offer seasonal savings events in several states across the country. In addition to chicken breasts, they also sell ground beef, bacon, turkey, pork, and fruits just to name a few—depending on when they have these foods available and in certain regional locations.
We have ordered chicken breasts from Zaycon Foods twice so far in the past 14 months since we heard about this company and have been more than pleased! The chicken comes fresh, directly from the processor, and has never been frozen. It is only sold by the 40 pound case, which is 18” wide X 12” deep X 7” tall. To quote the website info, “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 occurring 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.” Feel free to Google some images to see the chicken or box for yourself or to find some other bloggers reviews or info, too.
I bet you’re wondering the scoop how to order…You simply go to their website to easily register and create a log-in. From there, you can click on “my regions” to find out when and where the nearby sales events are in your area. Place your order and enter your credit card number on their secure site as payment. You will receive a receipt that you will need to print out and take with you when you pick-up your box of chicken.
Pick-up times are very specific in a one-hour block of time, so when you order, make sure you can pick up your chicken at that date and time! It is so easy, and you don’t even have to get out of your car. You pull into the parking lot at the designated pick-up location next to their refrigerated truck. They have orange construction cones set out that you that lead you next to the truck. Put your window down, give the person your receipt, and pop your trunk…someone will lay down a plastic liner in your trunk (just as an extra precaution—never had a leak from the box), then set the box of chicken in your trunk. That’s it! How easy is that?!
***Currently, there is a Chicken Event in all surrounding Phoenix areas, along with Flagstaff, Tucson and surrounding areas, and various other cities in Arizona. The orders MUST be placed by this Saturday, March 17 and are on a first-come, first-served basis unless/until they run out. Delivery dates and times are throughout the following week and stated when you click on the designated pick-up point that you selected to order from. If these dates don’t work for you, just sign up on their email list, and they will email you ONLY when they have any upcoming events in your region/area. I have never gotten “junk email” from them—ever.
So, to get this great price, there is a little bit of work involved once you bring it home—but as they say, time is money! Once we get home with the fresh chicken, my husband and I spend about an hour cutting up the large, butterfly chicken breasts, trimming off what small amount of fat is left. We cut the breasts into portion sizes, then place them in Food Saver Bags, setting them upright in the freezer for a few hours so the breasts and residual juice freeze up a bit. Then, we use our Food Saver Machine to vacuum pack the air out, write the date on the outside of our family size dinner-portioned bags of chicken with a Sharpie, and voila! We have a shelf full of chicken ready to take and thaw out of our extra freezer whenever we need it. So convenient!!
I should add that the first time we ordered, we paired up with a friend and split a box so that we could “test” out the chicken first to make sure we liked the taste and quality before committing ourselves to 40 pounds each. If you have the same concerns or feel that you do not have room or interest in a full box, find a friend! I must say, you can’t beat $75.60 for 40 pounds of good quality, tasty chicken breasts at $1.89/lb. I have never tried out their other foods, so I have no experience to share with those.
Lastly, Zaycon Foods does offer a referral program. If someone you refer orders from them, you will receive $1 in referral credit dollars on your next order. I have no shame…if you go to their website, please use my link so that I will get a referral credit if you happen to order. Just to clarify, I did not write this blog with the intent to get referrals, nor am I tied with Zaycon Foods in any way. I simply wanted to share this great way to save money on something you would normally purchase anyway. Here’s a link to their website that includes my number: http://www.zayconfoods.com/refer/zf10069
Shake a tail feather and check it out!