Tyson Project A+™ Program and a Skillet Chicken Lasagna Recipe for Back to School

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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.

Tyson Project A+ Project


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!

Tyson Project A+ package labelYou’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.

Skillet Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Skillet Chicken Lasagna
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Type: Main Dish
Serves: 6-8
  • 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
  1. Boil pasta in water until fully cooked, about 10-12 minutes. Drain water and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Add Italian seasoning, chicken broth, marinara sauce, ricotta and stir.
  4. Add pasta and stir.
  5. Add basil and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman

 I’d love to know. What’s your favorite way to use fully cooked frozen chicken for a quick weeknight meal?

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  1. I’ve been wanting to try skillet lasagna for a while and this recipe looks delicious! Making a traditional lasagna just seems like too much work some nights. :)

    • It really is too much work. This way you get all the same great flavors in a lot less time. I like not burning my fingers on hot lasagna noodles.

  2. Recipe looks great!!! Thanks for letting me know about this program, I’m the PTO President this year and will be signing up…

  3. Are those homemade rolls? Thats what I want to know how to make! They look really fluffy!

    • Nope, those are Rhode’s frozen rolls. They’re perfect for nights when I’m too lazy to make my own dough.

  4. What a great program for schools! And that lasagna looks absolutely yummy!

  5. That lasagna looks delicious! Did you know that Tyson has a gluten free chicken nugget as well? I saw that the other day and was like yipee!! Now I don’t have to spend a bazillion dollars on gluten free chicken LOL! Thanks for your post!

  6. I’ve never done a skillet lasagna, or one with chicken. I’ll have to give this a try!

  7. We use this Tyson chicken all the time and I had no idea this program existed. How cool! Your lasagna recipe looks yummy. I have a ground turkey skillet lasagna that we love, but now I want to try this one too. :)

  8. I will be trying this recipe very soon! With the kids both back to school next week, I’m going to need quick easy meals. This skillet lasagna looks amazing!