I've been a picky eater all of my life and was especially hard to handle when I was a young child. You know how your mother says that whatever you did as a kid will come back to get you once you become a parent? Well, that's definitely happened to me, for Riley has followed right along in my picky eating footsteps. Getting her to want to eat has always been a battle since day one.
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 see for yourself what my finicky eater thought of the Chicken Nuggets with BBQ Sauce recipe I prepared!
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 Chicken Nuggets with BBQ Sauce. I don't know what it is, but all children seem to like chicken nuggets and my daughter is no exception. What I loved about these nuggets though, was that they had plenty of flavor, yet were baked and not fried. They didn't sacrifice any of the crispy crunch of typical fried nuggets either, thanks to coating them in bread crumbs before baking.
- 3/4 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 oz. ea.), cut into nuggets
- 1/2 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Combine Hellmann's or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise, barbecue sauce and mustard in small bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce; set aside. Evenly coat chicken with sauce, then bread crumbs. Arrange chicken on baking sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Serve with reserved sauce.
Cost per recipe*: $7.66; Cost per serving*: $1.92
*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.
Want to see the ultimate test of this picky eaters' recipe from Hellmann's Chicken Change-Up? Watch my daughter take her very first bite!
I highly recommend visiting the recipes section of Hellmann's Facebook page to find some great ways to make your family's taste buds sing...even the picky ones!
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.
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!