Is Your Chicken Recipe Worth $50,000?
Contributed by: NewsUSA
(NewsUSA) - Do you have a mouth-watering, original chicken recipe? If so, it's time to get cooking. The 48th National Chicken Cooking Contest -; one of the nation's top competitive cooking events -; is underway, and you could be in the running for the grand prize of $50,000.
Recipes can be anything from traditional to internationally inspired, like last year's winning "Thai-Inspired Stuffed Chicken Breast and Slaw," but all entries must be developed by you and not previously published in substantially the same form.
After the close of entries on Aug. 31, 2008, a winner will be selected from each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia. These winners will be awarded $100 and go on to be judged on a regional level. Nine regional winners will each receive $1,000 and go on to compete in person at the National Cook-Off on May 2, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas, for the $50,000 grand prize and a judge's choice prize of $10,000.
"This is the first time we have had a regional level of competition," said Nancy Tringali Piho, contest director. "This allows more people to win prizes throughout the competition. In fact, a total of $74,100 will be awarded."
Entries will be accepted on the Web at www.eatchicken.com, on paper at the National Chicken Cooking Contest, P.O. Box 27997, Washington, D.C. 20038-7997 or by fax at 202-293-4005.
"The competition is easy to enter, a great way to compete against excellent cooks across the country and a wonderful opportunity to win prizes," said Piho.
Visit www.chickencookingcontest.com for recipes from past contests and photos from last year's Cook-Off held in Birmingham, Ala. Additionally, check out the National Chicken Cooking Contest official cookbook. A special price of $3 postpaid is now being offered. Send cash, check or money order with your name and mailing address to: Chicken Cookbook, Dept. NCC-3, Box 307, Coventry, CT 06238.
The contest is sponsored by the National Chicken Council, the chicken industry's trade association.