My mom and sister have been raving about Kraft Fresh Takes, so I decided to give it a try.
Verdict: Pretty Yummy!
I chose the Rosemary and Roasted Garlic version and picked up some Publix Green-wise Chicken Tenderloins to use with it. Please understand I am not a good cook, partly because I can’t stand touching things I don’t like such as raw meat and partly because I suck at following directions. So, the better cook in our home, my sweet husband, helped (read: did most of it), which allowed my hands free to take photos.
The instructions are right on the back of the package with a more detailed version on the back of the mix bag. The cheese and breading are separate, but the seal between them pops open and allows for you to mix everything right in the packaging. Once that is well mixed, take your rinsed chicken one piece at a time and coat the meat from right inside the bag.
We preheated the oven to 375 degrees (I don’t know how to make the degrees symbol yet on my keyboard) and even though the recipe called for coating the baking sheet with cooking spray, all I had was baking spray (I don’t bake either, so I don’t know why it is in there.). I think it worked just fine. We were able to cover 14 tenders with the breading mixture with a little leftover to sprinkle on top as suggested.
After 20 minutes, they reached the right temperature of 165 degrees and they were done. The smell of rosemary filled our apartment.
I think we could have cooked them another five minutes for the crispness, but two out of three children loved them. Only my picky eater couldn’t finish his one piece. The seasoning was a little strong for me and I was glad to have paired it with some sweet corn as it offset the savoriness. Then again, I’m pickier with food than anyone I know — I can’t even use table pepper.
I would definitely cook with this again, perhaps once every other week. There are five other flavors to try and I’m particularly looking forward to Cheddar Jack and Bacon.
*Please note that I purchased the Kraft Fresh Takes on my own and reviewed it because I liked it. I was not compensated in any manner for this post. All opinions are mine.
Hope you give it a try!
xoxo ~ Melissa
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