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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!

 

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29 Responses
  1. Leisa

    I made the Parmesean Crusted Chicken tonight…well actually I prepared it this afternoon and my husband put it in the oven tonight while I was at work. It got rave reviews!! Hubby LOVED it. Both kids ate it up (no ketchup required ;)!) and I thought it was perfect and sooo easy to make ahead. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!!

  2. Sherrie

    I’ve made this Parmesan Crusted Chicken three times in the last two weeks! My son told me last night, it was the BEST dinner I’d ever made (and the easiest one for sure.) The chicken is SO juicy, tasty and yummy! This recipe has made its way into my weekly rotation for sure. :)

  3. Suzanne Shepherd

    I was just guessing it would be the parmesan recipe! But they ALL look like winners. Love Hellmans, love chicken…how could they not be good? Can’t wait to try them all. Thanks, Amanda.

  4. Beth in OH

    I had ‘liked’ Hellmann’s FB page last week, and posted that I was excited to soon try the Parmesan Crusted Chicken. Actually, that’s what I already had planned on for tonight’s dinner. I going to ask my 18 year old daughter if she’d like to try making dinner tonight. She needs to gain kitchen skills, and this is an easy recipe.

  5. Brandi@hisshabbyherchic

    All 3 look delish! I’m definitely going to have to give them a try sometime soon even though I’m completely incapable of cooking!!

  6. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    They all look pretty darn good! How difficult it must’ve been for you to be a judge? *wink*

    I met Tim Love when a friend of ours was competing against him in the Food Network Luau Challenge. He made goat. I passed. ;-)

  7. Lori

    Well personally, I would have voted for Mark’s chicken recipe just because he is so pretty! :-) Talk about a dreamboat. But I think the BBQ recipe might have been my favorite too. :-)

  8. Crystal & Co

    I am a Fort Worth, Texas gal. Just ate at Tim Love’s restaurant Lonesome Dove a few weeks back. AMAZING!

    All three recipes look delish! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tina

      I’m with Crystal…love Tim Love’s The Woodshed…mmmmm!!!! Who even knew you could smoke Brussels Sprouts?!?!? :)

  9. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I don’t eat chicken but I will tell you that I literally could eat mayo by the spoon. I love it! Something about mayo that I’ve always just loved :)

    1. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)

      Averie, my sister swears I used to eat mayo by the spoonful as a kid! I deny it completely, so it’s funny to read that you would actually would do that! BTW… mayo & lettuce sandwiches are soft bread are the jam!

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