Looking for a great way to buy meat in bulk? I’m so excited to share about Zaycon Fresh with you! We’ve been ordering with Zaycon for over 6 years now and have always been happy with the bulk chicken.
Zaycon Fresh Bulk Chicken
When we stopped eating meat with added hormones, something I’ve had a really tough time finding is some good boneless skinless chicken breasts. When I was contacted by Zaycon in 2009 and they told me that they were planning on bringing their fresh, boneless, skinless, non-hormone chicken breasts to my area I about jumped for joy!
Never heard of Zaycon Fresh? They are a company that just a has one goal, to bring you fresh, high-quality products at a price you can afford. Zaycon provides fresh chicken, straight off the farm and delivered right to your area. For those of us that can’t afford to always buy organic certified meats, this is an excellent alternative! The chicken is sold in 40lb bulk boxes. That may seem like a lot to deal with all at once, but Zaycon only delivers to each area every couple months so you will need to stock up until the next time they come back!
The chicken breast comes in a big box!
Inside the box is 4 separate bags inside 1 big bag. Each bag contains roughly 10 pounds of chicken.
The chicken breasts are HUGE, lots of good meat there!
We packed the chicken into serving sizes in zippered bags. When it was just the two of us we would cut the breasts in half and then place one large breast into each quart sized bag. We now leave the breasts connected and freeze in a gallon size freezer bag. It’s the perfect amount of meat for a family of five!
I decided to grind up my last chicken order to put away some ground chicken. It seems like many of my current recipes use ground chicken and it was so much easier to do when the chicken was fresh than having to unthaw it and grind later! I have a basic Norpro Grinder. It works well if you are looking for a budget-friendly grinder. I’m hoping to upgrade to something a little more heavy duty soon since we are using it more than I thought.
One box of chicken (40lbs) made 21 bags of ground chicken plus 5 bags of chicken strips that we cut for grilling. It was a bit time consuming but it will totally be worth it when I can quickly pull out a bag of the ground chicken for a recipe.
The bags of chicken breasts went right into my freezer. The little freezer on the prairie is well stocked now with good chicken!
We’ve gotten a chance to enjoy the Zaycon chicken over the last couple of years and….YUM. It bakes up so nice and tender and has great flavor! Plus I love knowing that I can enjoy the chicken without worrying about any yucky hormones or antibiotics in my food.
But wait it get even better…since Zaycon gets their chicken straight from the farm and it’s brought right to you they offer some AWESOME prices. It will depend on your area but the boneless skinless chicken breasts will be around $1.49 – $1.69 per pound. I can’t even remember the last time it was that low in the grocery stores, much less for non-hormone chicken!
Zaycon also sells all-natural lean ground beef, chicken drumsticks, and various types of seafood! The product selection will change each time they visit depending on what will be available at the time.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Zaycon website and sign up for a free account! Once you do, you will be able to search for a drop location close to your area and see what will be available in the upcoming months. You can order up until the day before a drop is occurring unless the product is sold out (which often happens with some of their more popular cuts like the chicken breast). I’m so excited to see that Zaycon will soon be carrying whole chickens. I’ve been looking for a new great source for those!
You can read all of my tips on Buying Meat in Bulk here.
Zaycon now has so many coupon codes that I have been posting them and updating them on this Zaycon Coupon Codes page often.
Do you need a great source for bulk meats? Do you have any questions about Zaycon? I’m happy to help!