By Alicia Carango, Beyond Celiac Web & Social Media Manager
My friend Kristen is my favorite partner for doing gluten-free taste tests for product reviews. She’s a tough critic, but she really gets into the process. She once endeavored into making gluten-free pizza dough with me and years later, she still laughs about how my crust formed into more of a bowl than a pizza.
This time around, she volunteered to try out the new Boar’s Head Bold Ichiban Teriyaki Style Chicken Breast. She’s big on lunch meat chicken and is willing to give anything teriyaki flavored a try. In exchange for her opinion, I promised to make her the sandwich to eat on her lunch break at work. We decided to keep it simple so she could really taste the teriyaki – nothing but bread, cooper sharp cheese and the Bold Ichiban Teriyaki Style Chicken Breast.
We were expecting the teriyaki flavor to be overwhelming, but it was more subtle than anticipated. Since the teriyaki lines the edges of the chicken slices, there is a nice balance between the chicken flavor and the teriyaki flavor. Next time, she said, she’ll definitely load up on the toppings and condiments as she normally would. Now that she tasted the chicken, Kristen is convinced that adding all the toppings won’t cover up the taste, but rather enhance it.
Boar’s Head has loads of gluten-free products and tons of recipe ideas. When ordering Boar’s Head at the deli counter, just be sure to ask the clerk to put on clean gloves and thoroughly clean the slicer to reduce the risk of cross-contact. Check out the Boar’s Head products and recipes here.