CAMDEN, N.J., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ — M’m! M’m! Good! That’s what the
Campbell’s Kitchen team declared when they tasted Christina Hurt’s entry in
the second annual Campbell’s 20-Minute Recipe Challenge. Hurt, who hails from
Ada, Oklahoma, took top honors out of thousands of entries received. In
addition to claiming the $20,000 grand prize, she and her winning recipe will
be featured on the label of Campbell’s(R) Condensed Cream of Chicken soup.
Eight first prizes also were awarded.
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Hurt’s recipe, Paprika Chicken with Sour Cream Gravy, uses Campbell’s
Condensed Cream of Chicken soup as a base to create a savory sauce for chicken
seasoned with paprika. She considers this versatile recipe a personal favorite
because, with simple changes, she can create endless adaptations of the
original, including a lower-fat version.
“I grew up cooking with Campbell’s soup and have always used it in my
recipes,” Hurt recently told the Campbell’s Kitchen. “The Cream of Chicken
soup is the perfect ingredient for this dish because it acts like a sauce to
coat the chicken and is versatile enough for me to customize it with onions
and other seasonings. Plus, using this soup as a sauce cuts my preparation
time to just minutes.”
“Christina’s recipe incorporates all of the key elements of a classic
Campbell’s recipe-great taste, family appeal and, of course, it’s very easy to
prepare,” said Cindy Ayers, head of the Campbell’s Kitchen. “Using soup as a
sauce allows home cooks to save time in the kitchen, while helping them create
dishes with the true homemade taste their families love.”
Hurt is a homemaker who loves to create new recipes. When she’s not
substitute teaching at the local high school, she enjoys searching for recipes
online and in cookbooks, constantly seeking out new ingredients for her
kitchen creations. In fact, her winning dish is the product of her
experimentation with paprika.
Hurt began preparing Paprika Chicken with Sour Cream Gravy about four
years ago. When she discovered how much her mother liked it, she began serving
the dish annually at birthday dinners, then for friends and neighbors. The
rave reviews are what inspired her to enter Campbell’s 20-Minute Recipe
Challenge. Now, Hurt’s husband, Kelly, is encouraging her to prepare the dish
for their entire church congregation.
“When we found out I won the contest, my husband announced it at church
because we were so excited,” added Hurt. “My favorite part of the prize is
getting to visit the Campbell’s Kitchen and getting my picture on the famous
soup can. And, of course, the prize money will certainly come in handy. We
plan to fix up the farm I inherited from my grandmother, including adding a
nice, big kitchen.”
The 20-Minute Recipe Challenge guidelines were as easy as cooking with
Campbell’s soup — one of the most commonly used cooking ingredients in the
United States. Entrants were asked to submit their favorite recipe for a main
or side dish that could be prepared and cooked in 20 minutes or less using any
Campbell’s condensed soup. Recipes were judged on taste, family appeal, ease
of preparation, overall appeal of finished dish, importance of the role of the
soup in the recipe, and originality.
In addition to the grand prize winner, eight first prize winners received
$1,000 and will have their recipes featured on Campbell’s Web site
( www.campbellkitchen.com ):
Creamy Almond Chicken
Hilton Head Island, SC
Fast Fiesta Shepherd’s Pie
Redwood City, CA
Souper Delicious Tomato-Cheese Bread
Silver Spring, MD
Microwave Enchilada Torte
New Orleans Shrimp Toss
Shrimp & Corn Chowder with Sun Dried Tomatoes
Steak with Cherry Port Sauce & Gorgonzola
Maple Grove, MN
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Christina Hurt’s Paprika Chicken with Sour Cream Gravy
Prep/Cook Time: 20 min.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. each salt, ground pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell’s(R) Cream of Chicken or 98% Fat Free Cream of
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 cup sour cream
MIX flour and seasonings. Coat chicken.
MELT butter in skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned.
ADD soup and onions. Cover and cook over low heat 10 min. or until done.
Stir in sour cream. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice. Serves 4.
SOURCE Campbell Soup Company