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Hatchery for the Holidays - Tasting Box Subscription

Monday, December 07, 2015 Jen Lezan

The holidays can be stressful. All the cooking, cleaning and shopping can be a little overwhelming. One company that is looking to ease the stress of the holidays is Hatchery. If you are looking to do some home cooking without all the thinking and planning that has to go along with it, then Hatchery is the subscription box for you.

Hatchery goes beyond a typical meal subscription box. Rather than just look for the steepest discounts, the company puts in a whole lot of effort into ensuring that they focus on locally sourced products. By supporting local - brands like Hatchery are helping push forward a movement that takes consumers away from large, impersonal big-box retailers and introduces them to the people doing business in their very own cities. These people range from are local farmers, craftsmen, and other product providers and highlight items made locally and sold on a small scale. Their focus on independent makers truly supports small business and benefits consumers in many ways.

The concept of the Hatchery Subscription box is to highlight and help customers discover flavors from independent makers. The goal is to help you explore a new palette and experience flavors you may never discover on your own. This subscription box helps to introduce you to Hatchery's favorite small-batch ingredients and condiments, sourced from independent makers across the country. When a consumer buys local, significantly more of that money stays in the community and you get to create a connection between yourself and the makers.

Each month the Hatchery team select our favorite flavors to share with you. Your sample delivery will include a variety of spreads, condiments, jams, honeys, syrups, cooking sauces, oils, vinegars, salts, spices, seasonings, baking ingredients and cocktail mixers. I recently had the opportunity to test out a holiday box from Hatchery and the end product


This easy stuffed chicken is great because it packs tons of flavor inside the breast, but there’s also lots of red pepper-y sweetness on the outside. Goat cheese melts into gooey, still-kinda-crumbly goodness, combining wonderfully with spinach. To top it all off, Jammy Yummy Red Pepper Jam creates a glaze that is absolutely irresistible and adds a zing to the recipe. A little sweet, a bit of crunch and fantastically juicy, this is a dish that the whole family is bound to enjoy—and ask for over and over again.

Ingredient List
• Two large chicken breasts
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• ½ cup spinach, roughly chopped OR kale (which I replaced the ingredient list)
• ½ small log of goat cheese
• 3 Tbsp. Jammy Yummy Red Pepper Jam

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375ºF. To prepare the chicken breasts, first pat dry with paper towels. Picking a skinless boneless cut is perfect for those looking for a light in calories option. But, if you are looking for a bit of crunch, keeping the skin on is a great way to boost flavor and get a nice crunch.  Then, with a sharp knife, carefully slice into the chicken breast lengthwise, without slicing all the way through, to create pockets.
Step 2
Open the breasts up like a book and season with salt and pepper, inside and out. Layer in chopped kale or spinach and goat cheese, then secure with toothpicks. I find using longer toothpicks makes it easier to to keep the chicken together.
Step 3
In a large sauté pan, sear the chicken on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Using a brush, coat the chicken with Jammy Yummy Red Pepper Jam to create a glaze. If you choose to use kale instead of spinach, throw a bunch of torn up pieces of the kale into the sauté pan and fry them up for some crunchy and tasty kale chips.
Step 4
Place the sauté pan with chicken in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Allow to cool, slightly, before serving.

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