28 October 2009

Review & Giveaway: Progresso Panko Crumbs & Broth

I recently received a gift set from the folks over at MyBlogSpark containing a box of Progresso Panko Bread Crumbs, and a container of Progresso Chicken Broth (as well as some kitchen goodies you'll see down below).


I've actually never used panko style bread crumbs before. (Was I missing out?) I usually use the regular Progresso Bread Crumbs, unless I have bread I need to use or lose, in which case I make my own. Apparently, Panko is Japanese style bread crumbs, and made from the inside bread, not the crust. It's supposed to make lighter, crisper breading texture. (You learn something every day!) Progresso's Panko Bread Crumbs comes in plain and Italian - I received the Plain to try.

I tested it out on some pork steaks for DH. Now when I use bread crumbs to coat my meat, I usually avoid the extra calories of flour and egg to do so. I found out this doesn't work so well with the Panko crumbs. You really do need to use the egg and flour method to use them. You'll see I added a little bit of Italian seasoning to give it some oomph, but this is how it turned out without extras:


DH says it came out great and would love it again, so that's good! Next time, I'll break down and use the egg and flour.

Now I've used Progresso broth in the past and love it. Available in chicken flavor, as well as reduced sodium chicken and reduced sodium beef flavors, I like to keep it on hand. If I'm not making my own broth, I like Progresso's, even if it's a little more expensive than several other brands. I use it to make instant mashed potatoes, to flavor my rice, and when I'm making stews in my slow cooker. If you've never used chicken broth to make instant potatoes, you're missing out! Switch out the milk (or water, if it's only made with water) and you won't want any gravy!

If you're looking for some new recipes to try, visit Progressofoods.com, where you cam find some from celebrity chef Michael Chiarello, who you might recognize from the Food Network (how I miss cable!). You can also print money saving coupons from Progresso, as well as other Betty Crocker brands here.


Win it! One lucky reader will win this Progresso prize pack, courtesy of MyBlogSpark. It includes Progresso panko, a carton of Progresso broth, a measuring cup, slotted spoon, soup ladle and a little sheet pan for baking. To enter, tell me how often you use bread crumbs or broth in your cooking at home. Do you have a special recipe you make often?

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171 comments:

hollowsins said...

We use bread crumbs to coat fish,add some fish fry seasoning or other fish seasoning and dip the fish in water first..this works well fir me to help the oating stick,when doing pork or beef I use eggs whipped and it seems to work too.
I use broth when making stew or chicken and noodles or chicken and dumplings.

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Amber said...

I use broth very often, but bread crumbs not so much. I would love to start using them more though and trying new recipes!
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tawnda said...

I use bread crumbs to coat pork chops... and, if I try something 'new' with the lil chops... I get complaints like 'these aren't pork chops!'... (I always thought it was the cut of meat... lol)

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cdziuba said...

I use bread crumbs to coat my filets and cutlets, and use broth to make yummy Chicken Tortilla soup.


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sue14625 said...

i use bread crumbs to coat chicken breasts and toppings on some casseroles especially veggies -i use broth for soups and also when i have a cold it helps use it as a soup

Leona P said...

I use broth when ever i make a soup

Amy B. said...

I use broth to make Ginger Chicken Soup!
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Moni said...

I tend to use breadcrumbs a lot. My hubby likes my breaded pork chops!
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Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

I love me some Panko breadcrumb-coated baked chicken!! So Yummy!! I tried it about a year ago after watching some show on the food network! Anyway..just a little tidbit of info about me and Panko, lol.

mogrill said...

I make homemade chicken noodle soup. Thanks for the chance.
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Ellen C. said...

I love mshrooms so I often make stuffed mushrooms. I use Progresso seasoned bread crumbs to add flavor and texture to the mushrooms. Thanks for the chance.

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chromiumman said...

i generally only use bread crumbs once a month or so to make meatloaf

dolls123 said...

I use bread crumbs at least twice a month

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julis55 said...

I use bread crumbs to coat my filets and cutlets, and use broth to make yummy Chicken Tortilla soup

Nickolay said...

I like to mix lemon pepper and the bread crumbs together to coat pork chops. Awesome

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JC said...

We use bread crumbs a lot in cooking. Basically on everything such as seafood, chicken, pork or veggie.

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Theron said...

I'd use the Panko to coat tilapia fish. Hope to win!

mverno said...

about once a week on both mverno@roadrunner.com

Barb V said...

I use bread crumbs to coat chicken, I also use them in my meatloaf recipe. I use broth in the place of water when I'm making rice as a side dish. I probably use both of them once or twice a week.

MPRICE1953 said...

I rarely use bread crumbs but use broth when I am cooking to reduce carbs.

Theresa said...

I go through tons of broth, especially this time of year when I make lots of soups. My favorite soup to make is Croatian Sour Soup, it's fantastic.

cstironkat said...

I bake veggies with breadcrumbs and velveeta cheese.

makeetis said...

I use broth for homemade noodles all the time. I used to just make them for Holidays but then found myself making them at least once a month.
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txgiggles45 said...

I use bread crumbs on fish and chicken. My favorite recipe to use bread crumbs in is trout fish rolled in bread crumbs!
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sphinx63 said...

I use bread crumbs a couple times a month, and I use broth more often, to make different soups that we like. Thanks!

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courtneystoffel said...

I only use each about once a month. I love to make yogurt chicken with the panko bread crumbs.

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Alicia said...

I use broth a couple of times a week to make rice & stuffing with.

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llinda29 said...

I use bread crumbs about once a month

janetfaye said...

I use Chicken Broth in most of the soups that I make. In the winter I make soup at least twice a week. I use bread crumbs in meatloaf and meatballs..

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mail4rosey said...

We make Chicken Cashew quite a bit because it's a favorite.

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Sydney said...

I use chicken broth quite a lot, but love to use bread crumbs in stuffed artichokes.

dawns41 said...

I use chicken broth in homemade soups which I normally make once a month in winter, but I think this winter I am going to do it twice a month.

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sweetsue said...

I use bread crumbs to top casseroles, coat chicken for frying, and add them to meat loaf.
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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I make my grandma's chicken swiss casserole with both bread crumbs and broth!

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scottsgal said...

I use bread crumbs in homemade meatballs

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bleush said...

I use it to bread fish

mscoffee77 said...

We use chicken and beef broths fairly often, but don't use bread crumbs very often. I would love to try the Progresso Panko Crumbs though:)

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mickeyfan said...

I use broth a lot. Beef and noodles, soup, stew, baked steak--anything that contains meat and water!

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Broth about 3 times a month.
Bread crumbs about 12 times a month. hmmm Thats a lot more than i actually thought i used.

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Carolyn G said...

I use bread crumbs for breading meats but I also use them in casseroles to keep them together. I use broth all the time. I love using that instead of milk for mashed potatoes.

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jlafount said...

I use broth a few times a year and breadcrumbs maybe once or twice a year

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I use broth a few times a year and breadcrumbs maybe once or twice a year

Erica C. said...

I use bread crumbs once a week for chicken breasts...and will ocassionally use broth when I make soups. I'd like to try this!

Sharon said...

I use them for my 'famous' meatloaf and mashed potatoes...crumbs in the meatloaf and broth in the potatoes YUM
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msrodeobrat said...

i never use bread crumbs.. i love them, but i just don't know how to use them.i use broth in most "intense" cooking. i will be using lots of it over the next couple of months withthe holidays approaching

Deborah said...

I use broth instead of water when cooking rice, couscous and other grains that absorb liquid. asthenight at gmail dot com

AmandaK said...

I use broth quite a bit. My family and I love soup and stews, so when I make one, I use broth to give it a little more taste!

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tutugirl said...

We use broth quite a bit for soups and other dishes. My husband uses crumbs to make our hamburgers.

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Deb K said...

I like to take ground beef and mix it with bread crumbs,eggs and onions.Bake and they are so good and easy!!

I use the chicken broth in my mashed potatoes instead of water~gives them a great taste!

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LittleEagle said...

I use broth and bread crumbs at least once a week. I use the broth in rice, mashed potatoes, soups and sauces. I use panko bread crumbs to make my own "oven fry". sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

karenmed409 said...

I use broth and bread crumbs weekly, I add bread crumbs to our meatloaf.
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LindaD said...

One of my go-to recipes is coating talapia filets with olive oil and dredging in equal parts of panko crumbs and pretzel bits and then saute in more olive oil. Yummmm!

idahomom said...

I used the bread crumbs to fry the zucchini from my garden. Very good.

ellie said...

I use bread crumbs a lot. I use it in meatloaf, meatballs, and salmon patties at least 2 or 3 times a month.
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Smooshy said...

i usually only use bread crumbs a few times a year, maybe 4 or 5

terri142 said...

I use bread crumbs several times a week. I make breaded chicken breasts, meatloaf and fried fish.

Jen said...

I use Panko bread crumbs about once a week to make a faux fried chicken. Just dredge the pieces in yogurt, then in the panko and bake. Quick, easy, and yummy too!

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Becca said...

I love using bread crumbs on fish and broth in casseroles...but I don't do it as often as I'd like to! Thanks :) sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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calicokid said...

I use bread crumbs in a recipe about once a week.

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heaventrees said...

Breadcrumbs maybe once a week. Chicken broth I use at least three times a week.

jewell330 said...

I use bread crumbs for frying (which I don't do often) AND for one of our favorite meals which is a copycat recipe of Boston Market meatloaf. I use broth for lots ... almost anything that calls for water (rice, chicken and dumplings, etc.)

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Deedles said...

I use breadcrumbs a lot. I use it for my homemade meatballs, to coat fish or pork chops. I add some parmesan cheese to it when coating chicken. I also use it for my 3 different types of meatloaves-onion meatloaf, salsa meatloaf, and bacon wrapped meatloaf.
I use broth for my homemade soups.

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I use the bread crumbs on chicken and fish-
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monky said...

I use chicken broth soups and the bread crumbs I use to coat chicken and pork chops

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I use broth all the time.
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I frequently use broth to replace water in recipes. It gives whatever I'm making that much more flavor. Breadcrumbs are a little trickier, I don't use them often, but every once in a while we'll have veal or breaded chicken breasts. Thanks for the giveaway, that looks like a super-handy gift pack!

denyse said...

A few times a week. Broth for my rice and bread crumbs for my fried foods.

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JillianLVeit said...

I use broth more than bread crumbs

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georgie c said...

Maybe use the bread crumbs on a nice blue cheese potato casserole to top it.

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SeahorseLady said...

I use bread crumbs when I make meatballs, casseroles and also to bread pork chops. I use broth when making soups and mashed potatoes.
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I use broth frequently for soups and stews, especially in my Crock Pot. I also use bread crumbs, and I love Panko ones, to bread and bake pork chops as well as chicken fingers. I dredge the chicken tenders in milk with dijon mustard and then the bread crumbs and bake-they are very good and pretty healthy too!
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Jackee Ann said...

I love panko and broth, here's my top secret best use for panko:
Slice an onion into rings, dip them into buttermilk mixed with a bit of flour, then dip into panko. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes and you'll have delicious, crunch onion rings (better then deep fried if you ask me!)
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txgrl1502 said...

I use bread crumbs often, mainly for my meatloaf

Reeva said...

i use breadcrumbs in my salmon croquettes.. mm! making me hungry!

Rob said...

The only thing I use breadcrums for is my meatloaf..although I'd love to try some of their recipes. My special meal has to be my baked chicken.

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Jammie said...

I use bread crumbs to make chicken Parmesan, I do not use broth too often, but when I do it is usually for soups.

rb109972 said...

I use bread crumbs on fish , kinda make my own fish sticks

Cynthya said...

I use them both. I use broth to make soup and breadcrumbs to make Eggplant Parmesan among other things.

Sonya said...

I use either bread crumbs or broth at least once a week! I love making Dijon Parmesan chicken with breadcrumbs!

azrosebud said...

I use broth to make stew, soup or hamburger gravy. I use breadcrumbs probably 2 times a month to make fish or fried chicken.

1993wel said...

I use bread crumbs in my meatloaf, which we probably eat twice a month, and also to coat chicken.

Lisa said...

I don't use broth that often, but I am always using bread crumbs. They work wonders in meatballs and as a coating for chicken. Thanks for the giveaway!

texaslady22 said...

I hardly ever use bread crumbs, but I use broth all the time for soups, stews, and roasts.

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I use breadcrumbs for chicken or pork sometimes
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I use broth more than breadcrumbs. I have a wonderful recipe for chicken parmesan which uses breadcrumbs, and is divine! Thanks!

Francine said...

I use bread crumbs to coat chicken maybe once a month.

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Ingrid said...

I use the chicken broth to cook rice, sure does give it a different flavor. Also in place of water, I use their chicken broth to cook grits with cheese.

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i use bread crumb alot!
It just gives many casseroles an OOMPPH!!

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Pamela S said...

I occasionally use both. I use broth in soups, stews and chicken & dumplings, and I used bread crumbs for coating fish or chicken before baking. Looks like a great product!

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stormy said...

I use bread crumbs quite a bit when I cook. I use them mainly for coating chicken, but I also add them to my meatball mixture to give them extra holding power. I just used breadcrumbs in my turkey meatballs. I have not used a lot of broth in my cooking unless the recipe I'm following requires it.

Pamela said...

I use broth for soups, sauces, gravy, also add a little to the water when cooking rice.
Use the panko for fried shrimp, as a coating for baked fish & pork chops.

cowboyswife said...

I use the Itlaian Bread crumbs in my meatloaf and it makes it oh so good.

Mishia said...

Often. Bread crumbs for shrimp and chicken and broth for soups and stews.

Candie L said...

My husband uses broths a lot when he broils chicken. Yummy. Thank you

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susan1215 said...

I use bread crumbs when I make meatloaf or baked chicken. I use broth when I make chicken soup

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I use them every once in a while, like when I make soup, or meatballs, meatloaf, chicken, stuff like that.

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Alma said...

We use broth a lot but don't use bread crumbs very often. My mom loves homemade noodle soup made with broth.

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Carolsue said...

I use bread crumbs to coat the chicken for chicken parmigiani and broth for rice pilaff
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I was never able to eat liver until I coated it with bread crumbs..now it is delicious!

Angela said...

I use bread crumbs quite a bit. I stretch out meat loaf and coat fish for frying. The trick is flour, then egg, then bread crumbs.

Janette said...

I use broth nearly every day, for anything from deglazing to soups and stews. I coat my tilapia with panko bread crumbs and parmesan and it always turns out great!
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I use bread crumbs and broth all the time! Broth is a handy liquid for so many dishes, since it not only adds moisture but flavor too. Panko crumbs are good to make anything more crunchy, even desserts like apple crisp.

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I use bread crumbs and/or broth at least once every couple of weeks.

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liliesrnice said...

I always use broth when i'm making rice and mashed potatoes.

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I use broth once or twice a week, usually as starters for recipes.

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I use bread crumbs often for meat loaf and meat balls and chicken parmesan.
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Gianna said...

I use breadcrumbs for fried chicken usually. I use broth for soups and gravies.

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I use bread crumbs and broth in my cooking regularly. I like to use bread crumbs for pork chops and broth for mashed potatoes.

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