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Jun 03, 2008

A Twist on an Old Standard Voted Favorite Recipe From the First 20 Years of the Winning Taste Recipe Contest(R)

A Twist on an Old Standard Voted Favorite Recipe From the First 20 Years of the Winning Taste Recipe Contest(R)

Chicken Party Pie Takes Top Honors!

PITTSBURG, Texas, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Visitors to the Pilgrim's Pride Winning Taste Recipe Contest® Web site have chosen the 1995 Grand Prize Winner, Chicken Party Pie, as their all-time favorite grand prize winning recipe.

This original recipe, created by Janet Solomon of Ruskin, Fla., is a reinvention of the much loved, comfort food standard, chicken pot pie. It contains fresh, cut-up chicken breasts, mushrooms, scallions, red pepper and sweet, buttery Havarti cheese.

Other favorites included: 2007 Tortilla Crusted Chicken Rellenos and Cilantro Sauce; 1989 Savory Chicken Stew Over Rice; 2001 Chipotle-Honey Glazed Chicken and 2004 Almond Crusted Chicken with Asparagus Spears. All recipes from the contest are available at in the 20-year recipe archive.

All voters for their favorite grand prize winning recipe were entered in a drawing for a Fire Magic® gourmet grill. The randomly chosen grill winner was Karen Vasser of Memphis, Tenn.

The 2008 Winning Taste Recipe Contest winners will be announced shortly and added to the Web site in June. Entries for the 2009 contest will be accepted beginning in September. Contest winners will be eligible for more than $50,000 in prizes including an international gourmet cooking vacation, grills, cookware, cutlery and cash awards.

The Winning Taste Recipe Contest, created to promote and encourage creative cooking with fresh chicken, is celebrating 20 years as one of the nation's longest running and most widely recognized chicken cooking contests. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation conducts the contest, which has awarded more than $600,000 in cash and merchandise to amateur cooks across the nation.

About Pilgrim's Pride Corporation

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is the largest chicken producer in the United States and Puerto Rico and the second-largest producer and seller of chicken in Mexico. Pilgrim's Pride employs approximately 54,000 people and operates 37 poultry processing and 12 prepared-foods facilities. Pilgrim's Pride products are sold to foodservice, retail and frozen entree customers. For more information, please visit


Ray Atkinson, Director of Corporate Communications

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, 903-434-1811,

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