Quick & Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu + How to Get Dinner on The Table with Minimal Prep
This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.
How to Get Dinner on The Table with Minimal Prep
Tip #1: Grab easy entrees that take zero prep time.
Main dishes always take the longest amount of time to prepare and plan. That’s why I love grabbing a few boxes of Barber Foods® Stuffed Chicken Breasts from my local Publix for easy family dinners. They come fully ready-to-go, so all I need to do is turn on the oven, place them on a pan, and set a timer. They’re delicious, couldn’t be easier to make, and the entire family loves them. And most importantly, they allow me to prep for dinner in minutes. Truly a lifesaver on busy weeknights!
Quick And Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
While I’m a fan of all of the Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts, our favorite has to be the Barber Foods Raw Stuffed Chicken Breast in the Cordon Bleu variety! It’s a chicken breast stuffed with ham, cheese, and coated in bread crumbs, and it’s the perfect everyday meal. They’re such a great staple to keep in your pantry because the entree is always the hardest part of dinner, and it’s absolutely amazing to have such a simple main course to prepare when you’re in a rush. In addition to being extremely simple to make, they always turn out absolutely delicious and are easy to pair with a variety of sides to make an amazing and complete meal in minutes.
Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts are made with high-quality chicken and hand-stuffed with the best cheeses, meats, and vegetables. They’re the original stuffed chicken breasts, and it makes a meal that absolutely tastes like it was made from scratch – but you don’t have to do any of the hard work! Anything that gives me extra time to spend with my family instead of spending hours cooking is a winner in my book – especially when it tastes this good. Plus, I love that it’s always available at my local Publix. They have so many convenient locations near my home, and I love shopping at Publix because of the awesome customer service and unique selection of products.
Lately I’ve been trading up from the 2-count package to the 6-count package. It’s the perfect amount to feed our entire family and have leftovers for the next day’s lunch. From 8/14 through 8/27, you can take advantage of Publix’s Grocery Co-Op Extra Savings Price Point offer and get a 6-count package of your favorite flavor of Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts for only $9.99! Try out the Chicken Cordon Bleu flavor on your next trip to Publix. You won’t be disappointed!
Tip #2: Make weekly snack trays that double as meal ingredients.
This tip is one of my favorites! Each weekend, I put together a veggie tray, fruit tray, and a meat and cheese tray. I wash, cut, and separate all of the ingredients, so that they can be easily added to snack plates, lunches, and dinners throughout the week with zero effort. In addition to being a quick snack or side dish on their own, these ingredients are perfect for adding to quick dinners!
For example, I often make a quick salad by throwing some lettuce in a bowl and adding a mixture of the pre-cut vegetables, fruit, meats, and cheeses from the snack trays and adding a store-bought vinaigrette. It’s so delicious and literally only takes a few minutes to prepare. I can also throw extra vegetables into a pan for a quick stir fry, soup, or addition to pasta or rice. Put on your favorite TV show or podcast and take 30 minutes to make these prepped trays for the week, and I promise your meals for the next few days will be SO much easier!
Tip #3: Have ready-to-go sides in your freezer and pantry.
Once my chicken has a few minutes left to cook in the oven and my salad is prepared, I’ll pop a quick frozen side or quick-cooking vegetable in my microwave or air fryer. Some of the items we always keep in stock are frozen rice, frozen vegetables, frozen sweet potato tots, potatoes or sweet potatoes, canned beans, etc. These items all cook in 3-10 minutes with zero prep work or cooking skill. Simply heat, season, and serve!