Hellmann's Chicken Change-Up Offers a Twist on a Classic Recipe ~ Parmesan-Crusted Bruschetta Chicken

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Hellmann's We've all been there...it's time to cook dinner and you start to prepare the same old boring thing you fix every week.  :yawn:  Classic recipes are great and every home chef should have many of these go-to greats in their kitchen arsenal, but why fix the same ol' dish week after week, when you can zing up the traditional with a quick and easy twist?

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, flavorful and budget-conscious dishes that the whole family will clamor over.  Keep reading to learn more about how Hellmann's helped me take a boring piece of chicken and transform it into one delectable meal!

Hellmann's Parmesan Crusted Bruschetta Chicken

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 try one that simply sounded too delicious to pass up... Parmesan-Crusted Bruschetta Chicken.  I always have a hard time incorporating a lot of vegetables into my meals which every member of my family will love, but thanks to the amazing topping of this particular recipe, everyone devoured the garden-ripe tomatoes and red onion with glee.

One of the things I loved about this recipe from Hellmann's was that it offered a bunch of flavor, yet was baked and not fried.  There was still plenty of crispy crunch too, thanks to coating the chicken in bread crumbs before baking. 

Parmesan-Crusted Bruschetta Chicken

Parmesan-Crusted Bruschetta ChickenINGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup Hellmann's or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup Wish-Bone Robusto Italian Dressing or Wish-Bone Italian Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Combine Hellmann's or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in medium bowl.
  5. To serve, evenly top chicken with bruschetta mixture.

Cost per recipe*: $10.02;  Cost per serving*: $2.50

*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.


See for yourself just how quick and easy the Parmesan-Crusted Bruschetta Chicken Recipe from Hellmann's is to make:


Hellmann's Chicken Change-UpI highly recommend visiting the recipes section of Hellmann's Facebook page to find some great ways to make your family's taste buds sing while adding a quick and easy twist to some of your all-time favorite dishes!

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.

How do you keep your favorite recipes interesting and flavorful?  Do you have any tried and true tips for breaking out of the same old dinnertime rut?
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!

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