Do you know how to cook chicken? Or do you only know how to fry or nugget chicken? No matter how well you “know” chicken, there’s always new recipes to try. Hellmann’s is kicking of the Hellmann’s® “Chicken Change-Up” to introduce us to new ways that we can enjoy chicken. They have several recipes that can make chicken juicer, crispier, and will become new family favorites.
One of my challenges when it comes to cooking is that I always seem to be short on time. Whether it’s because I’ve been working or was late running errands, sometimes I come home and it’s a matter of creating a tasty dish in a matter of minutes. Fortunately, Hellmann’s has a variety of time-saving recipes that quickly and easily put food on the table.
This week I cooked up their BBQ Cheddar Crusted Chicken recipe. To start, I gathered up my ingredients. I loved that the recipe uses “on hand” items – things that most kitchens have without a special trip to the grocery store.
I turned on the oven to preheat and began the prep, which basically consists of mixing the cheese, mayo, and BBQ sauce together, spreading it onto the chicken and then topping with breadcrumbs. I was done well before the oven finished heating.
I put the chicken in the oven and cooked it for 15 minutes. (The recipe calls for 20 minutes, but I was using thinner breast tenderloins and reduced the cooking time.) I pulled it out of the oven and it smelled amazing.
It tasted as good as it looked. The blend of the mayo, cheese, and BBQ sauce was awesome – the perfect blend of tart with sweet and cheese. It was almost like a subtle BBQ flavored cream, where the Hellmann’s mayonnaise provides the base. Next time around I think I might add a bit more BBQ sauce for a little more of a kick to it, but that’s completely up to your tastes.
From start to finish, the meal was on the plate in 25 minutes. I loved that I could create such a taste meal in a matter of minutes. If you’re looking for some additional time-saving recipes that will help you make delicious chicken meals with Hellmann’s in minutes, you can also check out:
- Chipotle-Lime-Crusted Chicken
- Parmesan Crusted Chicken
- Super-Moist Asian Crusted Chicken
- Cranberry-Orange-Stuffing Crusted Chicken
Hellmann’s “Chicken Change Up” Sweepstakes
As part of the Hellmann’s “Chicken Change Up”, they are hosting a sweepstakes and daily giveaway through April 30, 2012! Head over to the Hellmann’s Facebook page for your chance to win a $5,000 grocery store gift card. They also have daily prizes for even more chances to win. You can also find some of the featured Hellmann’s chicken recipes, review the ones you’ve tried, and share your advice for some of the dinnertime challenges.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Hellmann’s product and additional incentives were provided to me. All opinions stated are my own. This did not affect the outcome of this review.