fathers-day-menubabaduke Cooking for Dad: Father's Day Menu - Manitoba Chicken

Father’s Day is coming up, and it’s time to prepare a feast for Dad. There’s no better way to fete dad than by cooking up his favorite meal. We’re here to help your menu selection with 5 chicken dishes sure to please everyone this Sunday. Whether Dad likes a traditional roast chicken, burgers, pizza, BBQ, or skewers, we’re highlighting our best in these categories, and here’s hoping the weather will be right for grilling. We also offer some wine and beer pairings to round out your table this weekend. Cook up a summer feast your father will never forget.


Vodka Soy Drummettes

If dad is into golf this weekend, either on the course or watching the final round of the US Open, these Vodka Soy Drummettes are a great way to kick off Father’s Day festivities.


Roasting a whole chicken is a great way make the house smell fantastic. Not only that, but this meal will likely leave leftovers which means dinner is taken care of for Monday and maybe Tuesday. Making a soup from the carcass means you can cook once and eat at least three times from one chicken. We recommend this Roast Chicken with Herb Butter and this can also be done on the BBQ.

With fresh herbs the butter will coat the chicken beautifully and crisp up the skin nicely. Pair this meal with a lovely Grenache-based Cotes du Rhone.


Looking for more a more casual affair? Burgers might not have big fanfare but this recipe featuring the flavours of Thailand will produce huge flavour. Thai Chicken Burgers served with an Asian slaw and the crisp bite of Heineken will be a taste sensation for your Father’s Day guests.

Chicken Bacon Pizza

Speaking of BBQ, pizza on the grill is one of our favourites. The smoky flavour gets into the crust and makes the flavours pop. This pizza pairs Pop’s staple of bacon with chicken–and what could be better? Chicken and bacon pizza with local pitmaster Danny’s Whole Hog BBQ sauce will be a made in Manitoba meal delight.

Having visited this winery in Kelowna earlier this month, we recommend the Sandhill Sangiovese ($29.99/750 ml at your local Liquor Mart) as a smart complement to this recipe selection.

Italian Chicken Skewers

Visiting the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning is a treasured tradition in our city. Pick your veggies and prep these Italian Chicken Skewers for the grill this Father’s Day. Skewers with bright, seasonal vegetables are a great way to present dinner, especially on the deck or patio. Serve with some cold salads and fresh rolls and dinner is al fresco in the backyard.