3 Ricardo chickens + 5 sides = tons of possibilities.
Three chicken options, ready-to-cook or ready-to-eat by Ricardo, plus five ideas for super quick veggie sides. A simple equation to use so you’re never caught off guard when it’s time to prepare a meal! It’s up to you to choose the winning combinations.
Chicken x 3
Portuguese chicken breasts
If you and your family are fond of white meat, these tender, juicy breasts are for you.They become golden brown and crunchy after time in the oven or on the BBQ. In 20 minutes, they’re ready to be served
Already flattened, to make uniform cooking easy (on the BBQ or in the oven), this chicken is available in three ways: Portugeuse-style with spicy and smoky notes, Greek-style with aromas of lemon, oregano and rosemary, and, to fire up your taste buds with spicy accents, Korean BBQ-style.
Roasted Portuguese Chicken
When you’re pressed for time or when you have zero motivation to cook. Ricardo comes to the rescue with this whole chicken, already cooked. If there are leftovers, you can use them to make lunch the next day. Make sure you serve it with Ricardo’s spicy portugeuse sauce
Sides x 5
Not only a champion in terms of cooking rapidity, zucchini is the perfect vessel for seasoning. Cut it into thin slices, cover it in olive oil and herbs and throw it on the grill of the BBQ for a couple of seconds. You can also try making zucchini chips. Just as simple, but a little longer to make.
Served as is with a little salt and pepper, tomatoes make delicious sides. They can also become a delicious component of all kinds of salads. For some surprising combinations, try them with fruit, like watermelon, peaches, or local berries like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
Thin slices of fennel and orange wedges, is a pair that always cuts a fine figure. Drizzle it with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Grilled on the BBQ, fennel will also reveal it’s sweet side.
Keeping a bag of edamame in the freezer will ensure you always have what it takes to make a tasty side in the blink of an eye. After blanching in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes, drain and add lime zest and lime juice, sesame seeds and cilantro and serve.
To save time, check out the ready-to-cook counter at IGA where you will find a huge selection of veggies already prepared and seasoned, like sweet potato fries and wedges, as well as different mixes for the BBQ. All you have to do is cook them!