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Cheesy Baked Chicken, Three Ways

Hellmanns Chicken Challenge

Last weekend in I was in NYC for a fun Chicken Challenge put together by Hellmann’s Mayo. Fortunately for all involved I was just a spectator / voter at this fabulous event! There were three celebrity contestants, three incredibly good chicken recipes, one chicken throwdown, and one winner took home the prize of bragging rights.

Hellmanns Chicken Challenge

Here were the three cheesy baked chicken dishes. I’ll post the recipes for all three dishes at the end of this post.

Hellmanns Chicken Challenge

Our first contestant was Mark Consuelos, soap opera star on “All My Children” and husband to Kelly Ripa. His dish was the reigning champ, Parmesan Crusted Chicken.

The Hellmann’s mayo in these three recipes helps keep the chicken juicy while giving it a a crispy baked crust.

Hellmanns Chicken Challenge

Next was Fort Worth, Texas chef, restauranteur, and cookbook author Tim Love with Chipotle Lime Crusted Chicken, topped with crushed tortilla chips. Yum.

Hellmanns Chicken Challenge

And our final contestant was television host and lifestyle expert Sissy Biggers with her BBQ-Cheddar-Crusted Chicken recipe. Sweet. Smoky. Cheesy.

Hellmanns Chicken Challenge

Now which recipe do you think won this competition?? I snapped this photo just as they announced the winner. I’ll tell you my favorite was definitely the BBQ-Cheddar-Crusted Chicken! I’m not usually a huge BBQ fan, but I loved the sweet, tangy, and cheesy combo of this dish. I’ll let you read the recipes and then tell you which one won at the end.

Hellmanns Chicken Challenge

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

An outrageously juicy way to change your dinnertime chicken routine.

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

INSTRUCTIONS

  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.

SERVES: 4          PREP TIME: 10 Minutes          COOK TIME: 20 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, Protein35g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 8%, Iron 6%

Hellmanns Chicken Challenge

Chipotle Lime Crusted Chicken

Give chicken a Latin flavor in this fast and easy recipe!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (about 1 oz.)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
  • 1/4 cup crushed plain tortilla chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Combine Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, cheese, lime juice and ground chipotle in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Hellmanns Chicken Challenge

BBQ-Cheddar-Crusted Chicken

Big barbeque flavor infuses this delicious recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 1 oz.)
  • 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Combine Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, cheese and barbecue sauce 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.

 

So which one was the winner?? Reigning champ Parmesan Crusted Chicken (Mark Consuelos) took home the prize!

So here’s the deal. Each week Hellmann’s is posting two new recipes along with the winning recipe from the previous week for more weekly chicken challenges. You can participate in the Chicken Challenge by making the recipes and voting for your favorite. Why? There are fun prizes involved! Each week, 4 winners will receive a $250 gift card. Once there are 10,000 votes, that week’s prize doubles to $500! You can vote and enter every day for a chance to win.

Thanks so much to Hellmann’s for putting on this fabulous event!