Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Let Progresso Recipe Starters Help Tonight #MyBlogSpark (+Giveaway)

I don't usually make Chicken Parmesan. Why? Oh, the work...

Usually I save my 'Chicken Parm' nights for nights out at a restaurant. Somewhere where someone else handles the cooking and clean-up afterwards.

Who has time to prepare the cutlets, the sauce, the pasta? Guess what, now I do! With a little help from Progresso Recipe Starters I put a lovely Chicken Parmesan on the table and completely surprised my husband after a long day of work.

Inspired by the 5 "Mother Sauces" of classical French cooking, Progresso Recipe Starters sauces are available in five varieties to get dinner on your table faster and easier than ever!

  • Creamy Parmesan Basil: This creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce that was inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces can be used to make dishes such as Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken, Creamy Chicken Alfredo, Basil Chicken Ravioli Carbonara and Basil Chicken Thai Noodle
  • Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock: With caramelized, roasted chicken broth, garlic and a touch of cream, this stock is perfect for dishes such as Creamy Lemon Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Enchiladas
  • Fire Roasted Tomato: A medium-thick tomato sauce, accompanied by flavors of roasted, caramelized tomatoes, oregano and bell peppers, which can be used as a great way to begin creating  Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan, Cheese-stuffed Mini Meat Loaves and Mole Tacos
  • Creamy Portabella Mushroom: Creamy and highly indulgent, this smooth sauce is rich with saut√©ed Portabella mushrooms,  giving you any easy way to start delicious dishes like Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff, Steak and Mushroom Sandwich and Tetrazzini
  • Creamy Three Cheese: Rich and creamy with a blend of yellow and white cheeses, and a savory background of chicken stock, onion, garlic and cracked pepper, this is a great way to satisfy cheese lovers with Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac & Cheese, Twice-Baked Potato Pizza and Cheesy Egg Breakfast Tacos

 For some inspiration to get you started, Progresso created 80 recipes using their line of cooking sauces that can be found on From family classic, to new ideas, these recipes are a great way to beat the dinner planning slump. After looking through the recipes I found this easy Easy Weeknight Chicken Pamesan recipe. 

Just a few ingredients and I was ready to make dinner in 30 minutes!

Pounded, seasoned and breaded, the chicken looked amazing! All I had left was to add the Fire Roasted Tomato Recipe Starter and a little mozzarella to the top! Here is the recipe:

Chicken Parmesan
from the Progresso website


  • 8 oz uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, flattened slightly
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

  1. Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
  2. In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Shake each chicken breast in bread crumb mixture; set aside.
  3. In 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic; cook until garlic starts to brown. Add chicken breasts; cook 6 to 10 minutes, turning once, until browned. Pour cooking sauce around chicken; sprinkle chicken with remaining bread crumb mixture and mozzarella cheese. Heat to boiling. Cover; reduce heat to medium. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F) and cheese is melted. Serve with spaghetti.

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