Mom Knows Best : Progresso Recipe Starter Sauces

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Progresso Recipe Starter Sauces

I discovered a new product from Progresso. These Progresso Recipe Starter Sauces help me  get dinner on the table when I am out of ideas on what to make.  Progresso Recipe Starter Sauces come in five wonderful flavors and are the starter to create wonderful dishes your family will enjoy. The five varieties are:

  • Creamy Parmesan Basil: This creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce that was inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces can be used to make meals 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 sautéed Portabella mushrooms,  giving you any easy way to start decedent meals 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
You can find many wonderful recipes to help you get started at the Progresso website
 Here are some links to get some yummy ideas for dinner.
 I made two dinners with the Progresso Recipe started sauces. The first was the

Creamy Lemon Chicken


Here is the recipe:
  • INGREDIENTS

    • 1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy roasted garlic with chicken stock cooking sauce
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • Chopped fresh parsley, if desired
    • Grated lemon peel, if desired
    • Hot cooked rice, if desired
    1. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick. In small shallow dish, mix flour with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; dip each chicken breast into flour mixture, coating all sides.In 10-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken breasts in oil 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, or until brown. In small bowl, mix cooking sauce and lemon juice.
    2. Pour sauce mixture over chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Sprinkle with parsley and lemon peel. Serve with rice.
    3. It was simple to make and I loved that it did not have too many ingredients.





    1. The next one I made was 

      Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken

      INGREDIENTS

      • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
      • 1/4 cup butter, melted
      • 1 can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy Parmesan basil cooking sauce
      • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
      • 2/3 cup Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
      • 2/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese
      • Hot cooked pasta or mashed potatoes, if desired

      DIRECTIONS

      1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
      2. In shallow dish, mix butter, 3 tablespoons of the cooking sauce and the garlic powder. In another shallow dish, mix bread crumbs and cheese. Dip chicken into butter mixture, then dip into bread crumb mixture to coat. Place on cookie sheet.
      3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F) and coating is golden brown. Meanwhile, heat remaining sauce until hot. Serve chicken with pasta and sauce. Sprinkle with additional cheese and basil.








      My family enjoyed both meals and I liked how easy the recipes were to follow. I was able to serve chicken in a new way to my husband and he liked having something different for dinner. So try Progresso Recipe Starter Sauces tonight and your family will thank you.

      "These opinions are my own and Progresso provided me with the free product, information and gift pack through MyBlogSpark."


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