Hellmann’s recently created “Chicken Stadium” to host a showdown of three of their top chicken recipes on their website. They invited a couple of big names to demonstrate the quick&easy recipes for us to watch, and live-streamed the event.
Our first ‘contestant’ was Mark Consuelos, with the #1 recipe on Hellmans’s website, parmesan crusted chicken.
Next was Chef Tim Love, with chipotle lime crusted chicken.
There was a third contestant, but because of where I was sitting, I was unable to get a clean shot of her. Sissy Biggers presented BBQ cheddar crusted chicken.
After the quick demos – each recipe only takes 10 minutes or less to prep (especially when there are only 4-6 ingredients in each one!) – samples were passed around for us to taste and vote for which was our favorites.
The votes were tallied, and the results came in: well, there’s a reason that the parmesan crusted chicken is constantly viewed on Hellmanns’ website. They won easily, while the other two tied for second place. Honestly, though, I voted for the chipotle recipe; maybe it’s because I have my own parm-crusted chicken recipe that is different and super tasty.
BBQ cheddar crusted chicken.
Chipotle lime crusted chicken.
Parmesan crusted chicken.
Funny enough, before I attended this event, I’d never thought of using mayo to cook or heating mayo for anything. I mean, I guess in casseroles, but the way it was done here – mostly, mixing the mayo with other things, then smearing onto raw chicken before roasting… I’d never thought to do that or heard of it really. But it sounded so easy, and they made it super easy for us – after the event ended, they set us loose in a giant pantry with bags to fill with whatever ingredients we wanted (shredded cheeses, citrus fruits, spices, bread crumbs, everything but the chicken, really), so I picked up a couple of things and wound up making the chipotle lime crusted chicken a few days later (using the Perdue Perfect Portions, actually). I totally forgot to take pictures unfortunately, but I loved the spice kick from the ground chipotle (and am now on a quest to find that to stock in my pantry), and the crunch from the tortillas. The mayo kept the chicken moist and juicy – I really enjoyed the overall taste. Actually, I made two chicken breasts, and put one in a sandwich for Beer Boor, so maybe he will speak up and share how he enjoyed or didn’t enjoy the sandwich? In any case, I definitely foresee myself making this again, as it was super easy, tasty, and quick.
One of the reasons that Hellmanns held this event was actually to promote their contest – each week, you can vote for a chicken recipe. When you vote, you’re entered to win a $250 gift card. What are you waiting for? Go vote now!
Thanks again to Hellmanns for hosting this lovely event, and for inviting me to be there. I had a great time and really enjoyed myself; while I received no monetary compensation, I did receive a good share of swag. I was under no obligation to post about this event, positively or negatively, but I figured I should share the wealth with y’all – so enter to win that contest. $250 is awesome!