I was compensated by Tyson Foods to produce this post.
School started for our kids this week and with all of the usual duties I have as a mom, I’m also asked to volunteer at my child’s school. Unfortunately, many of the volunteer opportunities aren’t an option for me with our youngest child still at home. That’s doesn’t mean I can help in other ways. One of my personal favorites is through fundraising efforts. We always work hard to support our local schools through their own organized fundraising efforts and national fundraising efforts like the Tyson Project A+TM program.
What is the Tyson Project A+TM program?
During the 2013-2014 school year, students and parents can easily raise funds for their local school through the Tyson Project A+TM program and help make the upcoming school year the best yet by clipping and saving product labels from some of their favorite Tyson® products. Participating is easy! Register your local school or see if it’s already enrolled online and work with your school or classroom to save at least 100 labels from products marked with the Tyson Project A+TM logo and redeem for cash which can be used at the school’s discretion . The savings add up quickly with each label valued at $0.24.
Turn an Everyday Dinner into Cash for Your School
Weeknights are a busy time for most parents, including us. Between the after school homework, football practice, bath and bedtime routines, we only have so much time to prepare, cook and enjoy dinner at the family table. To save time I often use frozen and fully cooked proteins from the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Frozen Chicken product line. Just this past week I made a skillet chicken lasagna dinner with the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Frozen Chunks. These chunks of fully cooked all white meat chicken can be heated in the skillet in 3-5 minutes, which means dinner is done quicker and we have more time to enjoy a meal at the table.
As an added bonus to a quick meal, on the back of the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Frozen Chunks package is a Tyson Project A+TM program label that can be clipped and turned into our local school to be redeemed for 24 cents!
You’ll also find the Tyson Project A+TM program labels on packages of Tyson® Any’tizers® snacks, Tyson® Crispy Strips, Tyson® Fun Nuggets and more. For a complete list of participating Tyson® products visit http://projectaplus.tyson.com/Products.aspx.
If you’re looking for quick weeknight meal for your family, try the Skillet Chicken Lasagna recipe below. You can also find more ideas and recipe inspiration for Tyson products on the Tyson® Recipes Pinterest Boards.
- 8 ounces bow tie pasta
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 cups Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Frozen Chunks
- 1 tablespoon dry Italian seasoning blend.
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 4 cups marinara sauce
- ½ cup ricotta cheese
- 5 basil leaves, chopped
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Boil pasta in water until fully cooked, about 10-12 minutes. Drain water and set aside.
- Heat a deep skillet over medium-high heat, add oil and cook onion and pepper until the onion becomes translucent, about 10 minutes. Add chicken and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes.
- Add Italian seasoning, chicken broth, marinara sauce, ricotta and stir.
- Add pasta and stir.
- Add basil and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
I’d love to know. What’s your favorite way to use fully cooked frozen chicken for a quick weeknight meal?