Meats are a staple of any reception. It’s your biggest protein, and it’s generally considered the centerpiece of any meal. It’s at the center stage, with the spotlight shining on it. But, which meat changes with the trends. It all depends on what’s hot and fresh for the new season, or the new year. So, if you’re wondering what the new hot thing is, look no further. We’ve got the answer, and you might be surprised by what it is.
Traditionally, when people think of a main meat for a reception, they think of some type of beef. Roast beef, sirloin, prime rib, and many others in the same vein. But if you were to check the recent success of certain establishments, and to view the trends that are already taking place in 2016, you’d find that more and more people are doing the chicken dance. Think about it; Chik-Fil-A is opening huge stores in the likes of New York and Chicage, Shake Shack introduced their own chicken sandwich, and chicken and waffles is showing up on menus all over the country. People are loving them some chicken.
Think about all of the things you can do with chicken though. Want a fried chicken sandwich? Easy, glaze that bun in butter and throw a nice pickle on and you’ve got one heck of a sandwich. Know what kids love? Chicken tenders, because who doesn’t love having a dippable treat, where you can have a plethora of sauces, so many so that you can’t possibly taste them all before you’re full. Need a healthier option for some of your guests? Why not have grilled chicken breast. You still get your supply of protein without any of the extra fat of frying it. Chicken can even make for a great mix in or topping to salads, rice, mac and cheese, pasta, and so many other things. So, why not change your protein up and strut your stuff.