Earlier this evening my husband was watching a commercial when he started laughing, “Did you hear that? We can eat out cheaper than we can eat at home! For only $7.99 per person… I’m a little short on cash; maybe we should go out to eat?” Uh-huh. Sarcasm dripping off of my man tonight. Unless I’m exchanging a gourmet, 5 course homecooked meal for a dollar menu special, I can almost always feed the family for less at home, and I’m sure you can, too!
One fun recipe to try is Mouthwatering Baked Buffalo Chicken. It’s hard to beat fried chicken, at least when my mom makes it, but it you want a healthier, budget-friendly change up without losing any flavor, this is it! My husband especially appreciated the cayenne pepper kick. As a bonus, I had everything I needed on hand in the pantry and fridge.
Mouthwatering Baked Buffalo Chicken from Hellmann’s
- 1/2 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.), cut into strips
- 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
- 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Combine Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise and cayenne pepper in small bowl; reserve 1/2 for dipping. Combine breadcrumbs with parsley. Coat chicken with remaining mayonnaise mixture, then coat with bread crumbs. Arrange
chicken on baking sheet.
3. Bake chicken 12 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Serve with reserved dipping sauce.
Baked Buffalo Chicken is in good company with other delicious Hellmann’s recipes here.
Need a chicken change up? Don’t forget to visit Hellmann’s Facebook page where you can enter the sweepstakes for a grand prize $5,000 grocery gift card. That’s a lot of chicken! You can enter for a daily prize, too (today’s is a $50 grocery card), and receive an extra grand prize entry for doing so.
Just for kicks (no judgement, I promise!) how often do you go out to eat? Do you have favorite places or foods? I’ll live vicariously… we eat out sometimes when we’re on the road, but living nearly 20 miles from a restaurant (fast food or otherwise) has been great motivation for “making do.”
This is a sponsored post. Hellmann’s product and additional incentives were provided to me to tell you about the Chicken Change Up. All opinions stated are my own.The recipe belongs to Hellmann’s. I even borrowed their photo, because their chicken looks better than mine. Mine tasted great, though!