Pierogies with Chicken in Salsa Verde

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Pierogies with chicken in salsa verde

Thank you to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) for making this post possible. All comments, opinions and my love for exploring new cultures, tastes, and assembling flavor combinations are my own!

September is flying by and I can’t believe how quickly our activities have shifted into full gear. With both new and old sports, new and old after-school activities, and a bit more homework, we are very busy as I’m sure you are, too.

It all takes a lot of sorting out, right? It’s a challenge. But in the midst of all the flurry, I’m determined to keep our evening meals to a high standard. Having said that, dinner needs to be assembled a little more quickly now with a high premium on convenience, quality and, of course, affordability.

So I’ve been thinking of some ideas for meals that I know I can assemble in a hurry, but that the kids will like and I can be proud of serving.

I’ve also been thinking it’s a great time for a giveaway, don’t you agree dear readers? Read on then.

The key to convenience for me is to assemble meals using my favorite traditional ingredients, along with a few frozen favorites that are nearly always in my freezer.

For instance, with my favorite salsa verde sauce, I might look to the freezer for cooked chicken chunks that I can simply warm up as I simmer them in the sauce. Or I can heat Mrs.T’s pierogies according to the instructions on the package, and then cover with the salsa verde. I can also do both, assembling a delicious and nutritious entree in less than thirty minutes.For even more flavor, you can also serve the dish with a side of Greek yogurt or sour cream to dip in. The point here is I can improvise and assemble something simple, new, and tasty.

Mr. T's Pierogies and Tyson chicken pieces

It doesn’t have to be the entree either. While the salsa verde is simmering, I can assemble my orange-avocado salad in 10 minutes (see recipe here) and add a few more veggies to the menu by including the Birds Eye frozen green beans I always keep stocked in my freezer.

Avocado, orange, red onion and green beans salad by mamalatinatips.com

Since my boys love my Agua de Jamaica, a delicious Mexican beverage made with hibiscus flower, water and sugar, I like to prepare it for them from time to time. It’s a celebration of festive color and cool flavor that complements any spicy dish. The good thing about Jamaica is that I can boil the flowers and place the concentrate in the fridge ahead of time, so I just need a few minutes while the salsa verde is simmering to mix it with the sugar and water, and it’s ready to serve. Check out my agua de Jamaica recipe here.

Agua fresca de jamaica by mamalatinatips.com

Tip: For extra fun, drop frozen fruits like blueberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries from Dole in the agua de Jamaica. Kids love the extra fruit and they function like ice cubes.

Mint Chocolate Mint BR ice cream by mamalatinatips.com

We love ice cream and one of our favorite flavors is mint chocolate chip. This Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip is decadent! Or if you are in the mood for something different, try a delicious pie from Marie Callender’s or Edward’s, the best part is there is no baking required! Just thaw and serve. Now if you have a little more time and would like to make something on your own for dessert, try my pineapple and ginger ice pops, which super fast to assemble using Dole frozen pineapple with a touch of fresh grated ginger.

So, there you have it, a delicious, high quality and convenient dinner in less than 40 minutes.

Pierogies in Salsa Verde by mamalatinatips.com

Pierogies with Chicken in Salsa Verde

4 servings

For the Pierogies

For the Chicken in Salsa Verde

Start with the salsa verde. Put tomatillos, onion, jalapeños, garlic, salt, cilantro and water in a blender and mix until well blended. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pot and pour in the salsa verde. Add chicken, cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile cook Pierogies following the boil method on the package. Drain.

Place 3 pierogies on each plate, top with the chicken and salsa verde and enjoy. It’s that easy!

Now to the giveaway.

Win it!

How about a chance at a gift card to assemble your own dinner using a blend of quality frozen products along with your own favorite, classic flavor profiles? To participate for your chance to win one (1) $100 Visa gift card is easy. Just leave me a comment telling me one high quality, convenient meal you would assemble using products from the frozen aisle along with other favorite ingredients. That’s it! That is your required entry.

Would you like more opportunities to win? I have a few of those, too! These entries are optional:

Enter today for a chance to win one (1) $100 Visa GC @mamalatina http://bit.ly/1FSov4Z @EasyHomeMeals

(limit: one tweet per day, just please leave me a comment for each with the link of the tweet) 1 entry per tweet.

Please leave me separate comments for your required entry and for each optional entry (1,2, 3, 4, 5, and/or 6), so I know how many entries you have, thanks.

This giveaway will end on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.  No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older. The winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. Winner must respond to notification email within 72 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited. Please, no P.O. Boxes. Entries/Comments that do not follow the submission guidelines will be invalid.

For more meal inspiration, check out the NFRA over at www.EasyHomeMeals.com and our “Cool Food Panel” board on Pinterest here.

Have fun!


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550 thoughts on “Pierogies with Chicken in Salsa Verde”

  1. I would make a chicken and broccoli fettuccini. by using the already cooked frozen chicken and broccoli.
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  2. I would make my own Chicken BBQ Pizza by using the Tyson Chicken strips, and frozen organic mushrooms on top, with cheese, barbecue sauce and Boboli pizza crusts.

  3. I would make my homemade pot pie using Tyson’s grilled and ready diced chicken and also add cream of chicken soup, carrots, and peas.

  4. I would make a cheesy chicken casserole using Tyson chicken and birds eye frozen veggies with cheddar cheese and cream of mushroom soup.

  5. My family loves cheese ravioli that we get in the frozen aisle. Sometimes I make a sage butter sauce to go along with them, sometimes a red sauce.

  6. I would create a shrimp scampi dish with frozen shrimp, pasta, butter, lemon juice, and frozen veggies.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Using Mrs. T’s Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Pierogies (This flavor is fantastic!). I cook the pierogies and top with marinara sauce or better yet, if I have fresh tomatoes, I cook the tomatoes and add spices to make a homemade marinara sauce.

  8. I heat together the Grilled and Ready Chicken, Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup and some Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce. Top with cheddar cheese.

  9. For a quick meal from frozen ingredients I like to make use a premade low sodium broth and throw in frozen potstickers and broccoli or snow peas. This broth meal with frozen items taste wonderful for a quick meal. I spice it up with garlic, ginger and soy sauce.

  10. I love to use frozen veggies, pre-cooked frozen chicken and biscuits to create my own chicken pot pies! I put some condensed cream of chicken soup/chicken broth over the veggies and chicken and top with biscuits. Bake in the oven and its quick and tasty!

  11. I make chicken from frozen chicken breasts, season and cook, then cover with salsa, accompanied by cooked frozen broccoli and a nice salad

  12. I love the convenience of frozen veggies, add them with any leftover protein I have in the fridge, boil some rice and hello to a quick and easy stir fry!

  13. I’d love to make some fish tacos using Gorton’s fish, and bagged green giant veggies on the taco with my favorite ingredients of tomato, endive, mild sauce, onion and chive.

  14. To stick on the pierogi ingredient… I like to make some and put about 5 on your plate & poor spaghetti sauce ( make huge batch from frozen vegetables and garden tomatoes ahead of time and freeze it or if you can find the sauce frozen which I’ve only seen twice ) then put Tyson chicken ( preferably crunchy chicken fingers ) and put some more sauce over that. Then, sprinkle fresh Parmesan and mozzarella cheese over it and enjoy.

    I think it’s okay that not every ingredient is frozen

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  15. I like to get frozen mixed veggies and add to a tomato based broth. Then I throw in crab meat from fresh blue crabs that we caught and add just the right amount of Old Bay.

  16. Our favorite frozen foods to cook for an easy and delicious dinner include Stouffer’s Lasagna and Cole’s Garlic Bread. Sometimes we serve mixed veggies too.

  17. Thank You for the giveaway… we would use Grilled & Ready Fully Cooked Frozen Fajita Chicken Strips to make Chicken Enchiladas Verde !

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