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4 simple steps to transform chicken as usual

Posted: January 25, 2012 1:30 a.m.
Updated: January 25, 2012 1:30 a.m.

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Chicken is a popular choice for family dinners — but no matter how much your family enjoys it, serving it the same way over and over again can stir up cravings for something new. 

Chef Tim Love knows all about finding new ways to enjoy familiar foods. He’s teaming up with the Hellmann’s® Brand to let home cooks know about a little secret to spice up their everyday chicken dishes.

“Even with our busy schedules, I enjoy cooking for my family with go-to ingredients that I know everyone will love,” says Love. “One of my family’s favorite recipes is Parmesan Crusted Chicken.

It’s chicken done right — tender, juicy and delicious thanks to a secret ingredient — Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise. Dishes like Parmesan Crusted Chicken are easy, and tasty ways to break menu monotony.” 

Following are four more favorites, each with only four steps — so they’re simple to prepare and can be on the table in just 30 minutes or less.

Visit www.Hellmanns.com for quick and easy meal ideas, and vote for your favorite recipe.

Asian crusted chicken
4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
1/2     cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1     green onion, chopped
1     teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2     teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
4     boneless, skinless chicken breast     halves (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1/4     cup plain dry bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 425°F.
1.    Combine mayonnaise, green onion, soy sauce and ginger in medium bowl.
2.    Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture.
3.    Sprinkle with bread crumbs and sesame seeds.
4.    Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Tip: For an extra layer of flavor, combine breadcrumbs with 1 tablespoon sesame seeds before sprinkling over chicken.

Nutrition information per serving:
Calories 370, Calories From Fat 210, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 24g, Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 440mg, Total Carbohydrate 6g, Sugars 1g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 31g, Vitamin A 2 percent, Vitamin C 4 percent, Calcium 2 percent, Iron 6 percent

Parmesan crusted chicken
4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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 pounds)
4     teaspoons Italian seasoned dry     bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 425°F.
1.    Combine mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl.
2.    Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture.
3.    Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
4.    Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Nutritional serving information:
Calories 370, Calories From Fat 210, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 23g, Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 390mg, Total Carbohydrate 2g, Sugars 1g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 35g, Vitamin A 2 percent, Vitamin C 2 percent, Calcium 8 percent, Iron 6 percent

Spinach and almond-topped chicken
4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
    1 1/2     tablespoons Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1     cup loosely packed baby spinach leaves, chopped
1     tablespoon chopped almonds
2     teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
1     teaspoon plain dry bread crumbs
4     boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)

Preheat oven to 425°F.
1.    In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken.
2.    On baking sheet, arrange chicken.
3.    Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture.
4.    Bake 15 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Nutrition information per serving:
Calories 180, Calories From Fat 60,
Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 6g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 140mg, Total Carbohydrate 2g, Sugars 0g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 27g, Vitamin A 4 percent, Vitamin C 4 percent, Calcium 4 percent, Iron 6 percent

Tuscan glazed chicken
6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
1/3     cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
3     tablespoons finely chopped roasted red pepper
1     teaspoon garlic powder
1/2     teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1     teaspoon balsamic vinegar
6     boneless, skinless chicken breast     halves (about 2 pounds)

Preheat oven to 425°F.
1.    Combine all ingredients except chicken in medium bowl.
2.    Arrange chicken on baking sheet.
3.    Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture.
4.    Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Nutritional serving information:
Calories 240, Calories From Fat 70,
Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 8g, Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 270mg, Total Carbohydrate 2g, Sugars 0g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 35g, Vitamin A 2 percent, Vitamin C 4 percent, Calcium 2 percent, Iron 8 percent

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