My very first giveaway!

I am very excited to have my very first GIVEAWAY!  You’ll have to read through to the bottom for the details…

I was so excited when I was contacted by Progresso to give a review of a few of their products.  I love trying new things, so bring on the product reviews! 🙂


The contents of my package (and one lucky reader’s 😉 ) included:

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  • Progresso panko
  • Carton of Progresso broth
  • Measuring cup
  • Slotted spoon and soup ladle (very nice!)
  • Sheet pan for baking
  • Recipe book

I of course immediately thought up of a dinner that incorporated both the panko (which I have never used before!) and the broth.

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but the chicken recipe I came up with is pretty phenomenal. 😉

Super Stuffed Baked Buffalo Chicken (serves two)

  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked (microwave works), chopped
  • 3 tablespoons wing sauce (we used Green Mill’s Dixie Sauce)
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno rings, chopped

Mix the above ingredients into a small bowl.

Your ‘filling’ will look something like this:


Butterfly two chicken breasts and stuff them with the above mixture.

Carefully dredge the stuffed chicken in a whisked egg mixture.  Coat with Progresso Panko.

Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.

Out of the oven.  (Yep, that’s the new baking sheet!)


On the side, we made some Pumpkin Risotto.


Rounded out with salad and bread.



Now THAT is what I call a Sunday dinner my friends.

Mike and I couldn’t get over how deliciously amazing our new recipe we created was.  The celery and bacon in the stuffing added a great ‘crunch’ dynamic.  And the panko breading put this dish over the top.

I made sure to try just some chicken and panko together.  I must say, this panko definitely has the ability to make chicken have a ‘chicken tender’ like taste, without all the grease and fat.  I need to keep this in mind.  Great product, Progresso!

The risotto was of course fabulous, but how could it not be?  We couldn’t really taste the pumpkin flavor, but  it had a wonderful white wine undertone.  (We of course used the Progresso broth for this.  Made the risotto nice and plump!)

I was going to make some brownies for dessert.  I’m glad I didn’t though, because I am stuffed.  But not too stuffed for some pumpkin ice cream with crumbled graham crackers a bit later.  😉

Now, it’s YOUR turn!
Progresso and Coyne PR were kind enough to send me some information on their products for myself and for all of you to get a bit more familiar with their broths and panko.  Chef Michael Chiarello has also joined forces with Progresso to give us some tips for using broth and panko.

Progresso broths are 100% natural and use high quality ingredients to achieve a great homemade taste.  They are fat free, gluten free, contain no preservatives, no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Progresso broth is available in chicken and reduced sodium chicken and beef flavors.

Below are just a few of Chef Chiarello’s tips to help you create quick, flavorful meals you and your family will enjoy.  Chef Michael Chiarello appears daily on the Food Network and can also be seen on Top Chef Masters.  In addition, he runs and owns Bottega Restaurant in Napa Valley, CA.

Sample Panko Tips: (Panko, by the way, is a Japanese version of bread crumbs.  Panko tends to be lighter and crispier than ‘American’ bread crumbs.)

  • Breading 1-2-3: Panko adds the perfect light crunch to fish fillets, chicken breasts and pork chops.  Dip in flour, then beaten egg and coat both sides in Panko before frying or baking
  • Faux Fried: Instead of frying, bake Panko-coated chicken in a 400F oven for 20 minutes to get the same crispy crunch without the fat

Sample Broth Tips:

  • Give New Life to Leftovers: Time in the fridge can steal moisture and flavor; drizzle a little broth over last night’s pasta or casserole before reheating
  • Better than H20: Water adds moisture, not flavor; replace water with broth when you cook potatoes, rice and grains

Progresso has more wonderful recipe ideas, product facts and more on their website.  Please visit them!


So how do you enter to win these box of goodies for yourself? You have a few options!

1. Leave a comment about what you would make first with your panko and broth.

2. Mention this giveaway on your blog and link back to this post.  Please leave a comment that you did so.

3. Tweet and link about this contest and leave a comment that you did.  If you aren’t already following me on Twitter, please do!

4. Add me to your blogroll and leave a comment that you did so.

You have until 8 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 3rd to enter.  Ready, set, GO!

27 responses to “My very first giveaway!

  1. What a fun giveaway! I am a huge fan of panko. I love putting it on top of mac n cheese. As for the broth, SOUP! Perfect for this time of year

  2. As i was reading your post, a commercial about panko bread crumbs came on. so weird! your recipe looks awesome, i love breaded chicken baked in the oven! 🙂 I would totally try out the panko is something i would totally use for an eggplant parm perhaps with some tomato sauce on top with cheese! yumm!

  3. This recipe looks fantastic girl -it’s been “starred” in the google reader for making 🙂 Yay for giveaways! I would make some baked breaded zucchini using the panko and homemade chicken noodle soup in the crockpot using the broth – yum!

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  5. I would like to use the breading for something like eggplant parm and broth for a big pot of soup!

  6. omg your DINNER!! YUM! Love that Dixie Wing sauce too – nothin’ better 🙂 The first thing I’d make with the panko bread crumbs are crispy buffalo chicken fingers. Yum!

  7. I tweeted for you and I follow you!

  8. Panko on top of mac and cheese rocks.
    I’m subscribed to your blog 🙂

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  10. What a great recipe!

    For the panko I would make zucchini crisps and with the broth I’d make the roommate some kind of soup.

    Great giveaway!

  11. I tweeted and I follow you 🙂

  12. I would use the panko for pork chops or maybe use the broth AND the panko for Mashed Potato Gratin. Yum! 🙂

  13. Following you on Twitter!

    tweet, tweet…

  14. I’m not sure what I would make with the panko… but would make homemade soup with the broth… chicken noodle is my fave!

  15. my favorite panko recipe is for zucchini fries… but I think I want to try something different! I have a realllly good eggplant pomodoro recipe that I think would be super good with the the Panko crumbs!

  16. I love using Panko to make Chicken Tenders, so that would be in order. With the broth, it would be either black bean or lentil soup.

    Fun!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  18. Added to Blogroll:)

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  20. I’ve never used panko before but I’d love to try it on some fish to keep it healthier then frying!

  21. I would make arroz con pollo and add the panko to the top.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. i would make chicken noodle soup!

  23. you are already on my blogroll!

  24. I want to enter the giveaway. I would make some panko breaded chicken in an Asian inspired dish. Maybe like a tempura style with Jasmine rice, Teriyaki/Soyaki sauce and veggies

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