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Don’t be chicken. Try the poultry!

Take a look at the best in poultry from each truLOCAL region in Canada.


Any guesses as to which type of meat is the most popular across Canada at truLOCAL? Did you say elk? Wrong. Beef? Surprisingly wrong. It’s chicken and it makes total sense. Chicken goes so well with so many different flavours and styles of cooking - it might be the most versatile meat out there. We love it because it is lean, packed with protein, and tastes amazing. But with so many different local chicken products from each region, how can you know which truLOCAL chicken option is the best? We will help steer you towards some of our favourite (wait, was that a cow pun in a chicken blog?). Let’s take a stroll across Canada and outline the best of truLOCAL chicken from each region. 

Warning: this blog contains fowl language. No it doesn't. That was just a poultry joke.

British Columbia

BC has some delicious chicken options to wing you over. BC has all the usual cuts of chicken but also some hidden gems. Let’s start with the popular cuts. If you are looking for boneless skinless cuts, we carry boneless skinless chicken breasts but you have to try the non-breaded chicken tenders, and chicken thighs. They are amazing.

If you prefer bone-in skin-on poultry, we have plenty of options ranging from bone-in skin-on chicken breasts, turkey breasts, and all the rest of the usuals, including chicken wings. We also sell a whole chicken, which obviously has bones that are great for making broth but if you don't want the meat we carry just chicken bones. If you just want to make the broth, skip all the hard work and just get our chicken broth (it's soooo goood!). Did you know that we carry the hard-to-find chicken items like chicken hearts and chicken livers?

If you want to try something a little different from your poultry, try duck! truLOCAL has so many great options to choose from. We have boneless duck breast, bone-in duck legs, and ground duck, which is a flavourful alternative for ground chicken or ground turkey. Try it next time you make burgers for a unique alternative to beef or try our chicken burgers or turkey cranberry burgersWe’ve never tried making burgers with ground duck, but we carry it (and the burgers would be amazing now that we think about it). Duck is a great way to try to reinvent some old recipe favourites like duck tacos or duck parmesan.

Alberta

Alberta is known for their world-class beef but we also love the local chicken. The popular classics in Alberta come in both boneless and bone-in options. We offer boneless skinless options such as chicken breasts, turkey breasts, non-breaded chicken tenders, and chicken thighs but if you prefer bone-in skin-on poultry, you’re in luck. Choose from chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, chicken legs (both thighs and the drumsticks), turkey thighs, whole chickens, and chicken wings.

The classics are considered classics for good reason but truLOCAL Alberta offers some amazing boneless skinless chicken breasts in not-so traditional, pre-marinated flavours. There's Korean honey garlic, teriyaki, roasted garlic & pepper, and Cajun spice marinated boneless skinless chicken breasts. If you prefer your chicken breasts stuffed, we got you covered there too. We carry two amazing options - broccoli & cheddar stuffed chicken breasts and asparagus & mozzarella stuffed chicken breasts.

If you crave a burger but don’t want to eat beef, try our chicken burgers, turkey burgers, or order ground chicken or turkey to make your own burger patties.

Ontario

Yes, of course Ontario has the classics too. If you are looking for boneless skinless chicken, you can't go wrong with our chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken strips (non-breaded), or turkey breasts. If you prefer your poultry to have the bone-in and skin-on, try our chicken breasts, thighs, or legs (which have both the thighs and drumsticks) but we also offer flattened chickens - they're just like our regular whole chickens but, because the backbone is removed, they can lay flat and cooks in a fraction of the time.

The really big news in Ontario is that we carry a whole line up of organic chicken including classics like boneless skinless chicken breasts and thighs. We have bone-in skin-on options too like whole chicken, flattened whole chicken, and many more (including just the bones for making broth). 

If you prefer your chicken to have a bit more flavour, try our marinated boneless chicken breasts. These pre-marinated beauties are available in flavours such as chipotle mango, chipotle bbq, lemon pepper, or roasted garlic & pepper. They are so good that it will be hard to pick your favourite - although I personally love the lemon pepper. We have a great selection of flavoured chicken wings too! Try our salt & pepper, sweet paprika, or sweet curry chicken wings.

Québec

We are so proud of the high level of quality of chicken from the incredible Quebecois farmers and suppliers that we have been able to partner with. They offer everything that you could ever want such as the boneless skinless popular classic cuts like chicken breast and thighs. We have a lot of bone-in skin-on options too, like chicken breasts, chicken thighs, turkey breasts, turkey thighs, chicken drumsticks, chicken legs (both thighs and drumsticks), whole chickens, flattened whole chickens, and chicken wings

If you are looking for ground poultry, truLOCAL has both ground turkey and chicken - both are lean and incredibly versatile. Use them in any recipe that calls for ground beef from meatloaf to chili, and tacos to burgers.


It’s pretty easy to compre-hen that truLOCAL customers love poultry. It is our most popular type of meat sold at truLOCAL and so we love when we can bring in new options to offer our customers. With so many great options, there’s no need to be chicken. Try truLOCAL's amazing poultry!


Article by: Steven Tippin


Posted on January 7th, 2022