I'm a frugal gal and do everything in my power to make practical decisions which stretch my family's budget to the max. Clipping coupons, shopping off-season and taking advantage of sales always lowers our bills, but the decisions I make as to what dishes to serve my family are just as important, if not more so, in keeping our family's food budget in line.
Thankfully, Hellmann's has created the Chicken Change-Up event featuring celebrity Chef Tim Love. The recipes featured will help us all take charge of our family dinners and serve quick, easy and budget-conscious dishes that the whole family will clamor over. Keep reading to learn more and find out why I chose to serve the Tuscan Glazed Chicken to my clan!
I was extremely happy with the large selection of quick and easy recipes available on Hellmann's Facebook page. The hardest part was trying to narrow it down to just a few and then to finally choose just one to serve for dinner tonight. What really helped me the most was the wonderful "cost per recipe and cost per serving" feature located at the bottom of each recipe. With this valuable information, I could easily decide which dish would fit well with my family's food budget.
In the end, I decided to prepare the Tuscan Glazed Chicken. This yummy Chicken Change-Up cost only $10.78 and served 6, which breaks down to $1.79 per serving. The costs for all of the Hellmann's Chicken Change-Up recipes are based on the U.S. average retail prices at national supermarkets, so if you were able to find any of these ingredients on sale or had a coupon or two, your actual cost would be much lower.
- 1/3 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
- 3 Tbsp. finely chopped roasted red pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs.)
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Combine all ingredients except chicken in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet, then evenly top with mayonnaise mixture.
- Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Also terrific with Hellmann's or Best Foods Light Mayonnaise.
Cost per recipe*: $10.78 Cost per serving*: $1.79
*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.
Calories 240, Calories From Fat 70, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 8g, Cholesterol 90g, Sodium 270g, Total Carbohydrates 2g, Sugars 0g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein35g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 2%, Iron 8%
Preparing this recipe was actually very simple and yet it filled the house with a wonderful aroma and looked as though I had been slaving over a hot stove for hours! What's more, because Hellmann's was ingenious enough to direct you to cut the chicken breasts in half, cooking took only 20 minutes. My family devoured the Tuscan Glazed Chicken and it made me feel good to know how cost-efficient this dish was too. I highly recommend visiting the recipes section of Hellmann's Facebook page to find some great ways to make your family's tastebuds sing...for a dime!
But that's not the only reason to visit Hellmann's Facebook page...you might also be the lucky winner of $5,000 if you do! From now until April 30, 2012, parents across the country can participate in the Hellmann's Chicken Change-Up by trying one of the featured Hellmann's chicken recipes, sharing their recipe reviews and providing their own advice for managing dinnertime obstacles. After participating, you can enter into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a $5000 grocery store gift card and other daily prizes.
Enter now for a chance to win today's prize—a $50 Grocery Gift Card! Remember, every day you enter you get an additional entry for the $5,000 Grand Prize Grocery Gift Card so make sure to stop by each day.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Hellmann's Chicken Change-Up is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older. Begins 12:00 PM ET on 03/01/12 & ends 11:59 AM ET on 04/30/12. For official rules, visit the ‘Chicken Change-Up’ tab on the Hellmann’s Facebook.
Hellmann's was generous enough to offer one of my readers the chance to win a Picky Eaters Prize Pack so that your family dinners might be a tad more peaceful and enjoyable. This prize pack contains everything you need to bring even the finickiest eater to the table with a smile on their face. Make sure to get your entries in for this amazing prize in the Rafflecopter entry form below!
Disclosure: I received product and additional incentives from Hellmann's in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!