Quick & Yummy Frito Lay Sun Chips Giveaway!

We’re really big fans of Frito Lay products around here so I was thrilled to have a chance to try out their new SunChips 6 Grain Medley Parmesan & Herb flavored multigrain snacks!  The nice people at Frito Lay sent me a week’s worth of lunch size bags along with a lunch bag, and I’ve had real trouble holding onto both.  One of my boys absolutely loves SunChips so I tried to hide these, thinking these are more of an adult flavor.  No such luck – he caught me eating some and forced me to share, then my girls started fighting over the lunch bag.  Once mommy agreed to share they all did too, so now everybody’s happy.

These new SunChips have 21 grams of whole grains, 4 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein per serving – and they actually taste delicious too!  I had planned to keep them all to myself, but I’m actually very happy that the kids like them also because I feel much better about giving these to them instead of some of the other less healthy alternatives they often ask for.

I’m very pleased that Frito-Lay has also agreed to send one of you a package like the one above that I received.  Because the new SunChips 6 Grain Medley Parmesan & Herb flavored multigrain snacks are only available for a limited time, we’re going to have a really fast giveaway and one lucky winner is going to receive:

  • One week’s worth of SunChips 6 Grain Medley Parmesan & Herb flavored multigrain snacks
  • A SunChips eco-friendly lunch bag (made from biodegradable cotton and canvas)

Do any or all of the methods listed in the Rafflecopter widget below and you’ll be entered to win!  This giveaway will end at midnight on Thursday, March 29th!

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Free Tastes From Home Cookbook & Sweepstakes

I’m very excited to be a part of the Tastes From Home eCookbook with lots of yummy recipes shared by Frito-Lay fans!  Grab your free copy of the eCookbook, check out the amazing collection of recipes and you could also have a chance to win one of five Frito-Lay prize packs in their Twitter sweepstakes!  Each prize pack includes five coupons for chips and a Frito-Lay apron.  To enter, watch for a Tweet today from @FritoLay and share which recipe from the cookbook is your favorite on Twitter using the hashtag #FritoFlavors.  The sweepstakes starts today, December 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. CST and ending tomorrow, December 7, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. CST.  See official rules here.

Please also check out my contribution to the cookbook on page 46!  My Lemon Tarragon Chicken is very easy to make and I’d be honored if you’d give it a try, or maybe even include it in your Twitter sweepstakes entry!


Tastes From Home Frito-Lay Recipe Contest & Giveaway

Lemon Tarragon Chicken

I was recently invited to participate in the Tastes from Home with Frito-Lay Recipe Contest where I was asked to create an original recipe inspired by either Frito-Lay Regional Flavors or a dish that reminds me of my region and/or home.  Being born and raised in the deep south it’s really not too difficult to find inspiration in local flavors, the big problem was how to decide on just one of the many ideas that kept popping up in my mind!  How about Pecan Crusted Catfish, or Cajun Shrimp and Cheese Grits, or Blackened Tilapia?  The weight of the decision grew until I thought I’d spent almost as long deciding on the names of my children.  

Once I began to feel that it would be pretty presumptuous of me to try to “improve” on any of these traditional recipes I realized that the basis of many good southern dishes is fresh herbs and seasonings and a cast iron skillet, so I decided to start there and get creative.  Using a few simple ingredients that I had on hand, including lemons and parsley from the farmers market, I created this zesty Lemon Tarragon Chicken.  The trick is to use a pre-heated cast iron skillet so the chicken cooks up fast, keeping it tender and juicy on the inside while it sears in the flavors on the outside.

Lemon Tarragon Chicken
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This Lemon Tarragon Chicken cooks up fast in a cast iron skillet, keeping it tender and juicy on the inside while it sears in the flavors on the outside.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pepper to taste
  1. Place the chicken breasts between waxed paper or plastic wrap and pound until thin with a kitchen mallet then place in a sealable plastic bag.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Pour over chicken in bag, seal and shake to cover all of the pieces. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  3. Heat an ungreased cast iron skillet over medium heat for five minutes. Cook the chicken breasts for three minutes on each side.


Since I have five young children (5-year-old BBGG quadruplets and a 7-year-old son) I cut the chicken breasts in half after pounding them so that we ended up with 8 smaller servings. The meal was a hit with everyone, and it’s rare that we can please all the kids at one time so that makes it a home run in my book!  Please let me know what you think of this fast and easy dish!

If you haven’t tried the Lay’s regional flavor varieties yet, you might like to check out the ones that remind you most of home.  Choose the ones below from your region, or whichever ones sound best to you!  My favorite is the Tangy Carolina BBQ variety, but hubby prefers the Chipotle Ranch Let us know in the comments below which is your favorite, or which one you’d most like to try and you could win a variety pack of Lay’s Regional Flavors potato chips.  These chips were inspired by popular American regional cuisine and include:

  • Balsamic Sweet Onion
  • Chipotle Ranch
  • Tangy Carolina BBQ
  • Garden Tomato & Basil
  • Honey Mustard
  • Creamy Garden Ranch
  • Cajun Herb & Spice

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