Thursday, January 20, 2011

It’s a Football Challenge!

Do you have a killer recipe for football fans? Does everyone rave about your food after the Big Game? This year, Swanson® Chicken asked bloggers across the social media space to create the winning football/tailgating recipe using Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken.

As you all know, our famous Buffalo Chicken Dip has more than 35,000 fans on Facebook and is one of the most requested recipes of the past two years. With the overwhelming success of Buffalo Chicken Dip, we set out on a quest to find the next BIG recipe for football entertaining and we found it!

This past Wednesday, the three finalists of our Swanson Chicken Ultimate Football Challenge ventured on an all-inclusive trip to visit the Campbell’s Kitchen®. The three finalists were chosen based on recipe creativity, use of the ingredients and reader engagement. Once at the Campbell’s Test Kitchen, the chosen bloggers met with Campbell’s® Chefs, viewed the facilities and prepared their winning recipes for a select panel of Campbell’s® judges. The three finalists in our Ultimate Football Challenge were:

Real Mom Kitchen's Quick Chicken Enchiladas
Hazzard in the Kitchen's End Zone Empanadas
Taste and Tell's Chicken, Bacon & Cream Cheese Mini Taquitos

And the Ultimate Football Challenge winner is… Laura Powell from Real Mom Kitchen. Laura's Quick Chicken Enchilada Nachos was chosen as our winner and will have the opportunity to be featured on Campbell’s Stay tuned and visit us online to see the winning recipes!

Best, and until next time, Kaitlin!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lunch Time! Chicken Salad with a Twist

As many household budgets have gotten a bit tight over the past few years, it’s very common and financially-savvy for people to bring lunch to work.  Spending money at take-out counters and restaurants can not only hurt your wallet, but also your waistline as well.  Taking your lunch to work can be simple, delicious and good for you.

Campbell’s Kitchen® has several great tips and ideas on how to make “Desktop Dining” easy and economical.  I am always looking for new and delicious recipes to prepare for lunch and I recently came across this delicious Chicken Salad Sandwich with a yummy twist.  The crunchy almonds, fresh jicama and tarragon all add a lovely layer of flavor to a classic chicken salad sandwich.  What is your favorite twist on a traditional chicken salad?

Miami Chicken Salad Sandwiches
From Campbell’s Kitchen
Prep: 15 minutes
Serves: 2

2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves, crushed
1 can (4.5 ounces) Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 cup chopped jicama or celery
4 slices Pepperidge Farm® Whole Grain Soft Honey Oat Bread, toasted
1 mango, pitted, peeled and sliced
2 green leaf lettuce leaves

1.     Stir the mayonnaise, sour cream and tarragon in a medium bowl. Stir in the chicken, almonds and jicama.
2.     Divide the chicken mixture evenly between 2 bread slices. Top with the mango, lettuce and remaining bread slices.

Best and until next time, Kaitlin.