Monday, November 16, 2009

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Progresso Panko Easy Entertaining

If you’re looking for some helpful cooking tips and exciting new recipes, visit and for celebrity chef Michael Chiarello’s expertise on casual weekend entertaining, preparing a holiday feast or inspiration for a weeknight meal - all using Progresso panko bread crumbs and Progresso broth.

If you’ve never cooked with panko before, now is your chance because it’s never been easier. Progresso’s panko is a flaky bread crumb which adds a light crispiness to your food and is available in two flavors, plain and Italian.

Progresso broths are 100% natural and use high quality ingredients to achieve a great homemade taste. They are fat free, gluten free, contain no preservatives, no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Progresso broth is available in chicken and reduced sodium chicken and beef flavors.

Chef Michael Chiarello appears daily on the Food Network and can also be seen on Top Chef Masters. In addition, he runs and owns Bottega Restaurant in Napa Valley, CA. Below
are just a few of Chef Chiarello’s tips to help you create quick, flavorful meals you and your family will enjoy.

Sample Panko Tips:
  • Breading 1-2-3: Panko adds the perfect light crunch to fish fillets, chicken breasts and pork chops. Dip in flour, then beaten egg and coat both sides in Panko before frying or baking

  • Faux Fried: Instead of frying, bake Panko-coated chicken in a 400F oven for 20 minutes to get the same crispy crunch without the fat
Sample Broth Tips:
  • Give New Life to Leftovers: Time in the fridge can steal moisture and flavor; drizzle a little broth over last night’s pasta or casserole before reheating

  • Better than H20: Water adds moisture, not flavor; replace water with broth when you cook potatoes, rice and grains
Check out and for additional tips, recipes and videos from ch
ef Chiarello.

Also available on is a coupon for $1.00 off any two Progresso products. At you’ll find a coupon for $.50 off a package of broth.

I love to use Progresso Panko breadcrumbs when a recipe calls for breadcrumbs. Ever wondered what to do with leftover mashed potatoes? Here's what I do: add a little flour (enough to help hold the patties together), some shredded cheese and onion powder (or sliced green onions) to the leftover mashed potatoes. Form little patties and press them in Progresso Panko breadcrumbs and pan fry them for a really tasty and crunchy side dish for any dinner or brunch.

My cousin gave me her recipe for Eggplant Parmigiana and I used Progresso Panko breadcrumbs for the coating on the eggplant. I cannot tell you how much of a difference those breadcrumbs made in the recipe! They add a wonderful texture to the layers which cannot compare to regular breadcrumbs. (Stay tuned because I'll post her recipe and pictures later this week!)

In the meantime, MyBlogSpark and Progresso have sent me this Prize Pack from Progresso:

MyBlogSpark will send one winner a Progresso panko and broth prize pack which includes a sample of Progresso panko, a carton of Progresso broth, a measuring cup, slotted spoon, soup ladle and a sheet pan for baking. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box! I love to bake and cook great food for my family and this is right up my alley!

This giveaway is open for US Residents ONLY. Giveaway ends Monday, November 16, 2009 at 9 p.m. EST. One (1) winner will be chosen by The winner must respond to email notification within 72 hours or a new number will be chosen. MyBlogSpark will ship the prize pack to the winner.

You may enter once daily until the final day of the giveaway. Please complete the following form to participate.

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Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway!!!


Candi said...

thanks! can you tell I'm excited about it too?!?!


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