A grand prize of $100,000 will be awarded to America’s top chicken cook at the 47th National Chicken Cooking Contest, to be held May 4, 2007, in Birmingham, Ala.
Fifty-one contestants, one from each state and the District of Columbia, will be selected to compete. Chicken is the only required ingredient for recipe entries, and it can be prepared whole, in parts or in any combination of parts. Pre-cooked, pre-marinated and ground chicken products are also eligible.
Recipe preparation and other ingredients are left up to the imagination and creativity of the entrants. All recipes must be original, make four to eight servings and take less than three hours to prepare and cook twice. Grilling recipes are not allowed.
Contestants may submit an unlimited number of recipes. Each should be on a separate piece of paper and should include the contestant’s name, full address and telephone number.
The judges, a national panel of food experts and journalists, will choose the winning recipes based on taste, appearance, simplicity and overall appeal.
The second-place finisher will be awarded $10,000; third place will win $5,000; fourth place...