Friday, May 7, 2010

Charlotte dad gets free chicken for a year

Hey, P.J. Mullen of Charlotte -- stay-at-home dad, blogger (, air-guitar player and football fanatic - nice job on that video for the Perdue Verifiably Good Chicken Contest.

P.J. won the grand prize, $500 and coupons for a year's worth of free chicken, for his entry, Bracilo di Pollo with Polenta. See the video here.

Nice touches by P.J.: Good knife-skills, excellent hand-washing, and staying cool under fire when a small child screamed a couple of times. (Maybe that was just a scream of delight because Daddy was cooking dinner.)

Judges included my colleague Andrea Weigl of the Raleigh News & Observer, and Priscilla Tsai of Creative Loafing in Charlotte.


Anonymous said...

All the antibotics and hormones you can eat for a whole year yipeeeee

Kathleen Purvis said...

I understand your point, Anon. But the Perdue chicken featured in the contest is their new line, called Verifiably Good Chicken. It meets USDA requirements and is chemical-free and organic and the feed includes no hormones or antibiotics. If you'd like to know more about what is covered under the certification, you can find the description at
I don't support one brand over another, but I think it is fair to give credit when companies make an effort to meet what the marketplace is demanding.