GTOM S33 E1 | Manitoba Chicken

We shared our first Great Tastes of Manitoba show of season 33 “Restaurant Favourites” on Saturday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. on CTV Winnipeg.

Gina Sunderland, Food & Consumer Relations Specialist and host Dez Daniels showcased three delicious “restaurant favourites” chicken recipes: Crispy Parmesan Chicken Strips, BBQ Chicken Flatbreads and Chicken Burger Sliders. We love these quick and tasty recipes that will allow home cooks to create their favourite restaurant entrées right in their home kitchens. In this episode, Gina and Dez shared tips for how to make these favourites just a little healthier too!  All three of these recipes are family-friendly, and even the youngest family member can get in the kitchen to help prepare them.

This season we’ve continued the tradition of featuring our Manitoba farms by introducing you to some of the hard-working families who produce the food for our recipes. On this show, we introduced you to Rod and Evy Wiebe and their family.

Evy and Rod are second generation chicken farmers from south eastern Manitoba. They are proud of their accomplishments both professionally and personally, having raised four children on the farm. When Evy’s not busy in the barns, she enjoys spending time in her yard and garden, babysitting her granddaughter and being a caregiver to her mom. As a daughter, mother and grandmother, she focuses a lot of time and energy on ensuring every family member’s needs are met. Her role as a farmer is very similar. She is in the barn multiple times a day to ensure that the chickens in her care have access to the highest quality feed and water, and that their environment is always comfortable and clean. Advancements in modern farming have allowed Evy and Rod to specialize in producing just one product on their farm, chicken! Because their time and attention is focused on their birds, they can monitor their flock very closely and when it comes to animal care, every detail matters. Evy and Rod are experts at raising high quality chicken for Manitoba consumers to enjoy. A sincere, heartfelt thank you to Evy and Rod and their family for sharing their story.

Here are the restaurant favourites show segments and links to the recipes:

BBQ Chicken Flatbreads

Chicken Burger Sliders

Crispy Parmesan Chicken Strips