Thursday, August 25, 2011

Simple Spicy Chicken & Birds Eye Chef's Favorites

Simple Spicy Chicken. Simple post. I used ingredients I had on hand for this one – which was basically chicken and hot sauce. :) This chicken ended up getting used in a Buffalo Chicken Salad, which was awesome. (Recipe soon to come)

Simple Spicy Chicken
  • 1 pound chicken thighs
  • ground black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce (I used Tapatio, but any hot sauce should work)

  1. Generously coat chicken with ground black pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Add chicken to a plastic (ziploc type) bag and add hot sauce. Make sure hot sauce gets evenly distributed throughout bag
  3. Marinate for 2 hours
  4. Grill on medium heat for 30-35 minutes, checking on it every ten minutes or so, until done
  5. Enjoy!

Birds Eye Chef's Favorites
Through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program I was selected to review Birds Eye Chef’s Favorites. I have always loved getting packages in the mail, but let me tell you, when I get one that says “Dry Ice Inside” – I am super excited and can’t open the box fast enough. True Story – I was not sure what was in the package and my hubby makes a joke that it is probably a Vegetable Bomb, so be careful opening it. I laugh, open the box, and then laugh harder since the box was full of veggies! He just cracks me up sometimes. :) OK, back to Birds Eye Chef Favorites… 

Roasted Red Potatoes & Green Beans w/ Parmesan Olive Oil Sauce

I was lucky enough to receive 4 different flavors; Roasted Red Potatoes & Green Beans w/ Parmesan Olive Oil Sauce, Lightly Sauced Creamed Spinach, Lightly Sauced Primavera Vegetable Risotto, and Lightly Sauced Mushroom & Green Bean Risotto. What a great variety!

I have used Birds Eye products for years, but I have never tried their microwaveable bags before. One thing about me, I hate using the microwave. Well, I don’t hate it too much or I wouldn’t have one, but I really don’t use it often – I am a stovetop girl. Usually all that sees the microwave is leftovers, a mug with water in it for tea, popcorn and sometimes to defrost on the fly (aw man, I really hate doing that). With all that said, I cooked my first bag of Birds Eye Chef's Favorites on the stovetop… mostly because I am stubborn as an old mule on how to cook food in my kitchen, haha. The second bag was cooked in the microwave. The third in the microwave. The fourth in the microwave. See a pattern? My stove was glaring at me. :) These ROCK in the microwave! Very saucy, not watery at all – which is the one thing I worry about with microwaveable bags. I found something that tastes better cooked in the microwave than cooked on the stove! Seriously, this is a big deal. 

Lightly Sauced Primavera Vegetable Risotto

They all taste so good, but my favorites were Lightly Sauced Primavera Vegetable Risotto and Roasted Red Potatoes & Green Beans w/Parmesan Olive Oil Sauce. So good, and the best part – so easy. Just put in the microwave for a few minutes and it’s done. Totally simple and totally tasty. My husband’s least favorite vegetable is green beans. In fact the only foods he has a strong aversion to are green beans and parmesan cheese – but he was a good sport and still tried the Roasted Red Potatoes & Green Beans w/Parmesan Olive Oil Sauce. Verdict? He said he would eat it regularly. I was floored. Serious folks, Birds Eye Chef’s Favorites are awesome… and I am not just saying that because I got free samples. This is a completely honest review.

Check out all of Birds Eye’s current products at their website and keep an eye out for these new items in September.


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That chicken looks delicious!! Jealous that you got to try the birds eye vegies too! :)

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Oh boy freebies from Foodbuzz! a great deal!

And love the chicken recipe. Simple and quick weeknight meal!

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