Parmesan-Crusted Bruschetta Chicken plus Giveaway!

The last post of our Hellmann’s Chicken Change-Up series is a twist on a classic. Remember when I posted about the time-saving baked chicken parmesan recipe? Well tonight I made a twist on that classic (and delicious) twist!

Chicken Parmesan and Bruschetta 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
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup Wish-Bone® Robusto Italian Dressing or Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves, crushed

Chicken Parmesan and Bruschetta Directions: 

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.
4. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in medium bowl.
5. To serve, evenly top chicken with bruschetta mixture.

Serves four as written, 20 minutes. 

Here’s the video of how I made it happen!

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I increased the number of chicken breasts to 5 as my family is larger than average. There’s still enough mayonnaise mixture to coat the chicken breasts even when you have five instead of four.

I’ve had fun playing with new ways to prepare a chicken dinner meal. All these meals have been easy to prepare in 30 minutes or less which saves me time! And now I’m happy to offer you the chance to win a time-saving pack from Hellmann’s!

Time-Saving Giveaway Details: 

One Untrained Housewife reader will win a Time-Saving giveaway prize package consisting of a Tower Slicer and Wedger, a Substituting Ingredients Cookbook, Chicken Rubs and Seasoning Set, and a set of Recipe Tags. This prize package will save you time when you’re scrambling about in the kitchen!

To Enter: Leave a comment telling us one of your time-saving tricks in the kitchen. I shared how I will cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil to save time scrubbing baked on gunk. What about you?

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1 – Tweet about the giveaway “Win a Kitchen Time-Saving Package from @UntrainedHW and Hellmann’s.” (Leave a comment, one per day)

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Don’t forget to share your chicken change-up adventures on Hellmann’s Facebook Page for a chance to win a year’s worth of groceries by April 30, 2012!

Giveaway ends May 1st 11:59pm. Open to US residents only, 18 years of age or older. No purchase necessary.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Hellmann’s product and additional incentives were provided to me.

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  1. says

    That looks appetizing and sounds easy. I’m just wondering, why de-seed the tomato? I’ve never heard of that before. Then again, I’m not a widely read cook. :)

    My best time saving kitchen tip is let the older kids cook.

    Oh, not what you meant? Okay… I like to clean up as I go to minimize after-cooking cleanup.

    • says

      I think to make the bruschetta “prettier”. I usually leave seeds in the tomatoes for salads and such but I followed the deseed recipe for this one. :-)

  2. says

    Using foil in the pan is a great time saving tip! Hubby learned that the hard way this past weekend after smoking a Boston Butt in the smoker. I made him soak and scrub the pan until it was clean. He didn’t like that one bit!

  3. says

    I tweeted about the giveaway;) Normally, mayonnaise isn’t in my kitchen, but I have to say all of the recipes you’ve shown for the Hellmann’s Chicken Change-Up have looked amazing! The parmesan crusted chicken was delicious:)

    • says

      I know a lot of people cut out fats completely in their diet but we prefer to use REAL stuff in our family….real butter, real milk, real mayo. In moderation of course, but no plastic-fake-butter in this family. :-) Also I try to keep healthy fats like avocados around to curb a sweet-tooth craving.

  4. says

    This recipes looks delicious, quick, and inexpensive! I’ll definitely be trying this out. As far as a time-saving trick in the kitchen, I like to place the saute pans and mixing bowls in the sink filled with water as soon as I’m done using them for the meal. That way, by the time we’re done with dinner and ready to clean up, I just have to give them a swish to get off all the caked on stuff – no scrubbing (or very little) required! I used to try to get all of the cleaning done before serving dinner, but that’s just too stressful for me. LOL

  5. samW says

    I always bake my cookies with parchment paper, sometimes I can even get more than one batch out of it, than toss & the cookie sheet is clean – I also find that the cookies stay puffier that way too!

  6. Lori says

    I almost always use foil to save on scrubbing time. I also do a lot of canning and freezing ahead of time, such as canning quarts of chicken or making freezer meals. This saves so much time on the days when I am busy and don’t have time to make a nice meal. With 7 people in our family, this is a must!

  7. says

    I like to clean up a bit as I prepare meals such as putting the spices back in place after use and immediately rinsing out the cooking utensils to wash later.

  8. laura ari says

    I line the bottom of my round cake pans with wax paper so they pop right out of the pan without having to grease and flour the pans.

  9. Brittany C says

    I save time in my kitchen by having plenty of cut up ingredients like cheese, mushrooms and onions ready to go! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Cyndee Thomas says

    I save time with snacks by putting carrot slices, raisins and celery sticks fresh daily on the kitchen table.Keeps the Fridge opened so long looking for a snack!

  11. Sue Bunting says

    my time-saving trick in the kitchen is to buy ingredients that do not require a lot of prep like baby carrots instead of the big carrots (baby carrots only need to be rinsed, big carrots need cutting and pealing) and boneless skinless chicken breast instead of leg quarters or whole chicken (boneless skinless has already been cleaned for you!).

  12. Colleen Fuller says

    I chop up the ingredients when I have time during the day. This makes dinner so much easier! I also soak the pans right after using them to make them easier to clean!

  13. Kathleen Conner says

    When I am carmelizing onions, I let the pan start to sizzle, and then add a little bit of water and put a lid on. This softens the onions after a few minutes (the steaming), and then I turn to low and add more oil and uncover. It cuts the time in half.

  14. Savannah Miller says

    I do home made microwave dinners, take your left overs and put 1 portion sizes into a large Tupperware container. Freeze and then when your ready to eat them, thaw them out and put them in the microwave. Really easy and saves money too :)

  15. Julie says

    every week my daughter and I plan meals ,make sure we have all the ingredients..then prepare ahead
    of time

  16. Glenna F. says

    I save time by making double the meals I make and freeze half, so there is another meal done.

  17. says

    One of my time saving tips in the kitchen is, when making mashed potatoes, we leave all of the potato skins on. It saves us from having to go through and peel all of them and also keeps the nutritional value of the skins in our dinner. Still tastes just as good too! :)
    allishagold at volcano dot net

  18. says

    i seldom, if ever, use a pan or baking dish without lining it with foil or parchment paper. clean up is a breeze with this time saver!

  19. Kimberly says

    I like to make extra large dinners so that we get two meals out of it. That means I get to spend more time with my family on left-over night. :)

  20. Peaches says

    I subscribed to your newsletter. I have a soapy pan of water for meal pans and dishes to go into before sitting down at the table. Clean up goes much easier this way.

  21. Tina says

    I love to use parchment paper, especially when roasted. Foods turn out so well, don’t stick, and clean up’s a breeze. :)

  22. Mandy says

    I save time by doing the dishes immediately and not waiting until it is all crusted on and takes for ever to clean!

  23. Heather G says

    I put the dishes in the dish washer while I am cooking. All I have to do is turn it on after everyone is done!

  24. Julie says

    the best tip I can give is to clean as you go that is what I do it makes it so easy to get things done

  25. John Billiris says

    My time-saving trick is to keep a big cookie sheet in the bottom rack of the oven. If there’s any overflow from something baking, it doesn’t land on the bottom, and you don’t have to clean your oven

  26. Kelly D says

    I keep my kitchen tools and ingredients well organized so I don’t waste time trying to find everything while cooking.

  27. Sharon says

    Bake potatoes in your crock pot, just rince them off and put into pot on high for one or two hours depending on size and type of potato you are using. Good to have another crock pot with meat cooking in it at the same time. Usually they are done at about the same time.

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