When I think of Hellmann’s mayonnaise I think of Ham and Swiss on rye bread with Hellmann’s mayo, lettuce, onion and a bit of mustard. Mmm… I would never think of using Hellmann’s mayonnaise in recipes, especially in recipes that involved meat and poultry.
I heard about Hellmann’s Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe. Hellmann’s is even talking about it on their Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/Hellmanns. The beauty of this recipe is that it only involves a few ingredients and it is so quick and easy to make. All you need is four chicken cutlets, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and of course Hellmann’s/Best Foods mayonaise.
Here is the actual recipe, compliments of the Hellman’s website.
Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: Approx. 20 Minutes
– 1/2 cup of Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
– 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 lbs.)
– 4 tsp. of Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs (or your favorite bread crumbs)
– Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.
– 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.
– Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Also terrific with Hellmann’s or Best Foods Light Mayonnaise or Hellmann’s or Best Foods Canola Cholesterol Free Mayonnaise.
Cost per recipe*: $7.16 Cost per serving*: $1.79
*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets
TIP: Omit Parmesan cheese and have Magically Moist Chicken on table in less then 30 minutes.
Calories 370, Calories From Fat 210, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 23g, Cholesterol 100g, Sodium 390g, Total Carbohydrates 2g, Sugars 1g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 35g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 8%, Iron 6%
I made this the other night for the first time. I took a picture of the chicken BEFORE I cooked it but neglected to take a photo AFTER it was done cooking. Ugh! Sorry about that.
Honestly, I was a bit “iffy” about cooking chicken with Mayonnaise. It just didn’t seem like it went together. WOW! Was I wrong. Not only was it ridiculously easy to make, it tasted fantastic too. The chicken was really moist and juicy. I think it’s because the oil in the mayonnaise helps to keep the chicken from drying out and helps to lock in the juices. The Parmesan was a nice touch too.
As far as dinners go this couldn’t be any more perfect. It’s quick, easy, tasty and inexpensive too.
Now I’m curious to see what other delicious things I can make using Hellmann’s or Real Foods mayonnaise.
Hellmann’s and Real Foods is actually having a cooking challenge on their Facebook page on their official websites, www.Hellmanns.us (<— notice it’s .us, not .com) or www.BestFoods.com. Each week they will be featuring a couple of chicken recipes that you can try for yourself. Then you can vote on which recipe you like best. It’s a fun way to learn new recipes PLUS you have the opportunity to win one of four $250 gift cards in their weekly giveaways.
Check out this Chicken Challenge video and watch lifestyle expert Sissy Biggers challenge Chef Tim Love with a recipe cook off. The chicken fingers and chicken nuggets both look so good!
I’ll share the recipes for the nuggets and fingers this week. Keep an eye out for them.
Here is some more information about the Chicken Challenge, the tasty recipes, and the sweepstakes, http://www.hellmanns.us/promotions/chickenchallenge/about-challenge.aspx. If you click on the Foodie Bloggers tab you’ll also see yours truly – ME! I am one of Hellmann’s Foodie Bloggers.
Later on this month I’ll be heading down to NYC to meet Chef Tim Love, Sissy Biggers and Mark Consuelos to learn more about using Hellmann’s and Real Foods mayonnaise in recipes. I am excited because I love learning to cook new things for my family. There is nothing worst then being in a “dinner rut”.
I’ll be sure to share with you my experience as well as any delicious recipes that I learn while I”m there.
Have you ever used Hellmann’s or Best Foods mayonnaise in recipes? What recipes did you use it with? How did it turn out? I’m curious to learn more.
Don’t forget to check the website and the Facebook page weekly for new recipes and challenges.
*I was not compensated for this post. I am a Hellmann’s Foodie Blogger ambassador. For more great ideas, go to www.facebook.com/hellmanns .