Hillshire Farm is getting ready to introduce a new line of chicken breast to stores near you. Grilled Essentials is pre-packaged, pre-cooked chicken breast that is ready in 60 seconds right in your microwave. When the Grilled Essentials hit the stores they will be in four flavors, Grilled Chicken, Italian Style, Garlic-Herb, and Lemon Pepper.
Lets preface this post with a little information regarding my culinary skills. Well, let’s just say the “lack” of my culinary skills. I can make some mean pancakes but recipes and creativity when it comes to the kitchen is not my forte. My creativity does not extend past the art of drawing, designing, and sewing Halloween costumes. So for our first meal using our Grilled Essentials we simply had veggies and chicken.
Honey absolutely loved the chicken. You can almost never go wrong when feeding this child. She enjoys her fruit, veggies, and meat. I prepared the chicken as instructed for 60 seconds in the microwave. I will admit compared to many packaged foods it was better then average. However my husband and I must honestly admit we prefer fresh chicken breast. However in a pinch this is definitely a healthy option, especially compared to grabbing fast food.
Today I prepared the chicken in my toaster oven as opposed to the microwave to see if it changed my overall feelings regarding the taste. My discovery was that for myself I think I prefer the chicken mixed into other dishes. For example I used the Grilled Essentials Grilled Chicken Breast on my salad and found that it was quick and easy and tasted great. In addition to salad the chicken is a great addition to rice, which Honey and I eat often as a meal in its self. We always have protein with our meals and mixing the rice and chicken together is a great way to get that protein into our diet.
Of the four flavors I enjoyed the Lemon-Pepper Grilled Essentials the best. I have always been a fan of lemon-pepper seasoning on my eggs and my mother’s husband makes mean lemon-pepper hot wings.
Grilled Essentials come with two pre-packaged chicken breast per box. Each breast contains 120 calories and 19g of protein. The chicken is 98% fat free and definitely a quick and healthy alternative to many other choices you could make for your family. As a busy working mom it is nice to have something quick and easy to help keep my family eating healthy. Considering how much my daughter loved the chicken I would definitely keep this on hand for dinners or something quick to grab before we head off to the ball field. I also think it is a quick and easy way to spice up dishes that need a little protein to give them a good balance.
To learn more about this upcoming product from Hillshire Farm join us August 30th from 9pm-10pm EST for a #GrilledEssentials Twitter Party! You can follow the party by following the hashtag #GrilledEssentials
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