Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cooking A Delicious Dinner For Two With New Campbell's Skillet Sauces #Dinnerin15

 By Patricia

Now that my family is raised, I no longer have to cook a big dinner every night. I often eat at one of my daughter's house with her and her family, and really enjoy sharing that time with them.
But I still like to cook, and sometimes spend time preparing a meal from scratch. Lately though, I've found myself getting busier, with not really a whole lot of time to cook, but still wanting to eat delicious dinners.

I recently found a great new product from Campbell's, called Campbell's Skillet Sauces Dinner for Two. It lets you cook dinner in only 15 minutes. I love and trust the Campbell's name so I knew their new sauces were definitely something I wanted to try.

I had an old friend coming into town and I wanted to be able to cook dinner for us, but he was on a tight schedule and so was I. So, I knew this was the perfect time to try out Campbell's Skillet Sauces.
Off I went to my local Albertsons to pick some of it up for dinner.

I found the Skillet Sauces in the soup aisle, which was a little surprising, but they are a Campbell's product. I was happy to see so many varieties to choose from, and the pictures on the packages looked delicious. And only 15 minutes to prepare dinner. I like that!

Campbell's Skillet sauces come in six different varieties:

Creamy Chipotle with Roasted Corn and Black Beans

Toasted Sesame with Garlic and Ginger

Marsala with Mushroom and Garlic

Thai Green Curry with Lemongrass and Basil

Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Red Bell Peppers and Chiles

Scampi with White Wine and Garlic

There was also a great coupon here for $2 off steak, chicken, or shrimp when you buy one packet of the sauce. You add one of these meats or shrimp to make your meal, so I was very happy to be saving $2 off the chicken breasts I was buying.

I selected the Toasted Sesame with Garlic and Ginger variety. I am a big chicken lover, so this sounded really good to me. On the package it says 'Dinner for two, and then some', so I assumed the serving sizes would be generous. Since it takes only 15 minutes to cook, I was happy I wouldn't be spending a lot of time in the kitchen and could spend the time instead enjoying my friend's company.

I love making a quick dinner when time is a factor, but it has to be delicious, too.
I picked up a few other items for my dinner, and I had to include the wine, of course!

The Campbell's Skillet Sauces make cooking dinner so easy. All I did was cut up the chicken breasts into pieces. It is hard to actually call the Toasted Sesame Chicken dish a recipe because there are only three easy steps:

Heat oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned. Then you stir in the sauce and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.
How easy is that?

Browning the chicken is a quick and easy job. I'm loving the Skillet Sauces already because I can see just how quickly dinner really can be put on the table.

I often cook for two, and I can see doing it a lot more when the preparations are this fast. I'm also cooking a pot of campanelle pasta because the Campbell's package says it is great over pasta. I think it would be great over rice, too.

After I finished browning the chicken, I poured on the sauce, and then brought it to a boil. I reduced the heat and cooked it for 5 minutes. The sauce was thick and filled with herbs and spices. I loved the aroma of the garlic and ginger, and I was suddenly very hungry.

I really am making dinner in only 15 minutes! I can't wait to try the other varieties, especially the Marsala with Mushroom and Garlic, and the Thai Green Curry with Lemongrass and Basil.

After the sauce was heated, all I did was pour it on top of the pasta and dinner was ready.
My Toasted Sesame Chicken with Garlic and Ginger turned out perfectly, and really was delicious!

Campbell's Skillet Sauces made making a tasty dinner so easy. It is definitely a product that I will be keeping on my shelves. And it just might become my little secret in the kitchen. I mean, do I have to tell my guests dinner was this easy??

There is an in-store coupon on the display, and on Facebook during the month of January.

Easy 15 minute cooking time fits perfectly into my everyday meal preparation, and into my busy life.
With six varieties of sauces to choose from, there is something that everyone will love.

My friend and I had a lovely, leisurely dinner and he said the meal was delicious. Thanks to Campbell's Skillet Sauces Dinner for Two, I was able to enjoy myself at the table, instead of spending hours in the kitchen. And I always like that!

You can find Campbell's on their Facebook page, and on Twitter. You can read my Google+ story about my shopping trip here. I did my shopping at the Kingston, Washington Albertsons.

*I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Campbell’s #cbias #SocialFabric All opinions expressed in this post are my own.


  1. Yummy! Can I come to your house? I like how simple your meal was but it looks like a gourmet dish! And I love how you got a picture of that awesome coupon! I haven't seen that one around!

  2. I wouldn't have thought to serve that flavor over pasta, but it looks really good! Great dinner spread!

  3. Oh yum! The dinner you prepared looks fantastic!

  4. Love the table setting and the food looks great!