Monday, February 16, 2009

Swanson Chicken Giveaway!

Happy President's Day!

Since today is a Holiday, I thought I would kick it off with a fun Giveaway!!

There will be 15 winners and each winner will receive coupons for 5 free cans of Swanson's Chicken!!

How exciting is that? I love Swanson Chicken. I use it to make chicken salad sandwiches, and this great Chicken, Broccoli and Biscuit meal that my mother-in-law handed down to me when I got married. I love easy casseroles for those days I am running all day!

Want a fun recipe to use with your Swanson's Chicken? Thanks to Kaitlin from Entertaining Escapades.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened2 cans (9.75 oz each) Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, drained½ cup Frank's RedHot Sauce ½ cup blue cheese salad dressing½ cup crumbled blue cheeseAssorted fresh vegetables and/or crackers


1) Stir cream cheese in 9" deep dish pie plate until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients.
2) Bake at 350°F. for 20 min. until hot and bubbling. Stir. Serve with vegetables and crackers.

Tips: - Substitute ranch dressing for blue cheese dressing and shredded cheddar cheese for blue cheese crumbles. - Make it tailgate friendly – prepare ahead of time and transport in a disposable heavy foil pan. When you get to the tailgate heat it on a grill and serve nice and hot! - Make this in the microwave by heating it on high for 5 minutes instead of baking

- Keep it warm in a crockpot or slow cooker

Why else do I love Swansons Chicken? They participate in the Labels for Education program. Yay! On each can, you will find a label to cut off worth 1 point. So, make sure to cut it and give it to your local school. They can earn points to redeem for much needed school equipment, etc. If you don't have a child in school, consider giving it to a neighbor, niece/nephew, grandchild, etc. It is a shame to let those points go to waste.

And, don't forget to sign up for Campbell's e-Label's for Education program, too. If your store participates, your designated school will automatically get the points as soon as you buy the product. Bonus!

So, back to the giveaway! How to enter?

  • You must be a subscribed reader, if you aren't already. You can subscribe via email or feed.
  • Leave a comment below with your Name, Email address ( so I can contact you ), and if you have a favorite recipe you make with canned chicken...leave the name of it!!

I will draw the winner next Sunday!

And, don't forget to enter my Monthly Giveaway for the WordPress for Dummies book. If you are a blogger or plan to ever start a blog, this book is for you! Click here to enter that drawing!

Good Luck!

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Fake Ginger said...

Yay giveaway!


I make a similar buffalo chicken dip with canned chicken but I use ranch instead of blue cheese. It's so yummy but SO bad!

hermajesty said...

My fave canned chicken recipe is hot chicken salad. Even the picky eaters in my house love it!!

Love the blog!!


Kelly said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kelly Rose
kelly_rose01 at yahoo dot com

We used canned chicken for delicious dill chicken salad for sandwiches or on top of a green salad. One of my favorite meals!

vwestermeyer said...

I make the same dip!! My family loves it.

peterpan said...

I've been a faithful subscriber for months. Keep up the great blogs ... Thanks for the opportunity enter the chicken giveaway. My favorite recipe is a White Chicken Chili using canned chicken ... as Rachael Ray would say "YUMMO!"


Amanda said...

I love to make chicken salad with grapes, nuts, oranges, apples, pomegrantes, pears...whatever I have on hand!


frugal_mom_jenn said...

I've never used canned chicken, but the Buffalo Dip recipe sounds fantastik!
thanks for the great giveaway!

Suz said...

love canned chicken! Makes recipes so easy when you're in a hurry!

Nick Ashley Reagan & Coen said...

Ashley Rahlf

I use it to make chicken pitas. Even my kids will eat it, which I love!

Kelly said...

You're making me hungry! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...


We use a lot of canned chicken around our house. We make a dish called Chicken Pasta about once a week. All you do is cook a box of bowtie pasta according to the directions on the box--Drain--Stir in one of the bigger cans of chicken and two jars of Ragu Alfredo sauce and you're done!

Thanks for the give-a-way and I LOVE your blog and read it every day!

The Thrifty Geek said...

I love to use canned chicken when I make my cresent roll ups. The family loves them.
Thanks for your great blog. I love it.

Lynette said...

I make a chicken salad. Love it for a lunch when I am in town doing errands.
acorntooak at juno dot com

Delores said...

Delores at primaschola dot com
I like to make chicken dill pasta salad. Yumm!

Amanda said...

We love to make a fancy chicken salad. It goes with bacon and tomatoes and is so good!

Thanks again!

Amanda said...
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sara l. said...

My grandmothers Chicken Salad recipe is my absolute favorite! The first time I tasted it, I would have sworn she used fresh chicken! But she let me in on the secret that it was canned...But it MUST be Swanson!

And that Buffalo Chicken Dip sounds amazing...And SO easy! Perfect for entertaining!
Thanks for the chance to win some!


Amy @ said...

Mmm, gotta love a giveaway!

I use precooked chicken in a TON of recipes. Mostly chicken I've cooked myself, but this would be interesting to try.

I am a subscriber. :)

alexis said...

I've never really made anything with canned chicken so I would be eager to try this! Thanks!

Jen said...

vossfamily (at) woh (dot) rr (dot) com

My favorite chicken recipe is chicken asparagus bake that I got from clean cooking magazine. Yum!

snbjork said...

I LOVE canned chicken. Such a time saver! I use it for an awesome dressed up cornbread recipe on here:

YUM! said...

That dip looks great! Sign me up please!

Catherine P. said...

I make a barbecue chicken pizza by using a store-bought pizza crust and covering with Sticky Fingers BBQ sauce, the cooked chicken, and topping with cheddar cheese. You can also add onion and peppers.


Josh and Amanda said...

I love chicken salad sandwiches as well!


natalie said...

Love using canned chicken when tight on time! I make a similar buffalo dip and use it to make chicken salad..yum!

Sarah said...

We LOVE using canned chicken in our Chicken Turnover recipe!


Molly said...

Great giveaway. I use the chicken for chicken packets. Crescent roll packets with cream cheese and the canned chicken.

Molly said...

Thanks for the great recipe and giveaway!

I've never used canned chicken but am always up for a new recipe.

Tracy said...

What a great giveaway - thanks!!!

My favorite canned chicken recipe is quite easy. It is a fried chicken cake (instead of fried crab cakes since I do not like crab meat). Here is the recipe if you want to try. 1 can of chicken drained, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1 egg, 1-2 scallions cut up, drizzle of grated parmesan cheese - mix together and make small patty size chicken cakes. roll in breadcrumbs (additional on some wax paper). Have a frying pan hot with some EVOO in it, fry on each side and enjoy! Yum!!

kelly said...


Jessica Harman said...

I make chicken pot pie with easy and so good! thanks for the giveaway!

harman dot jessica at gmail dot com

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Thanx for the awesome giveaway!

tinajennifer (at) yahoo (dot) com

Stephanie said...

Oh - I would love to win this! I subscrive via reader. Thanks!

Southerner said...

The only thing I have ever made with canned chicken is chicken pot pie. I would love to try some of the recipes I see in the comments.

Martina said...

I subscribe via e-mail. I make a mix with Swanson canned chicken, spinach, mayonnaise, Adobo, cheese and wrap in Pillsbury crescent rolls. Delicious. Thanks for the offer.

martinautk at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Wildfong said...

Hope I win! Thank you! I love to make a cheesy chicken rice & broccoli casserole with the canned chicken. The kids love it.
I am a subscribed reader, love the blog, and my email address is wahtrends @ gmail . com

Rebecca Wildfong

Lizabee said...

1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup diced green bell peppers
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Vegetable oil
1 pound chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 (8-ounce) jar salsa
1 (14-ounce) can kernel corn
1 (14-ounce) can hominy
1 (16-ounce) can ranch style beans
2 (4-ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
Saute onions, green bell peppers, and garlic in a small amount of vegetable oil. Add chicken, taco seasoning mix, salsa, vegetables, beans, tomato paste, and chicken broth. Adjust liquid to your liking. Bring to a slow simmer and simmer for 20 minutes. Place cream cheese in a separate bowl. Using a measuring cup, take some of the hot liquid from the soup and pour over cream cheese to melt and then add back to the soup. Simmer on low for another 10 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and grated Monterey jack cheese.

Also, great on the second day over rice.

Katie said...

Sounds yummy.
katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

I make a chicken casserole (just make it from scratch) so doesn't really have a name.

Jill said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a subscriber and love reading your blog. All of the recipes mentioned sound yummy!

mi3ragamuffins said...

That recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing!

mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

Mommycia said...

I use canned chicken with plain pasta boiled in chicken broth. I also like making chicken sandwiches (just like a tuna sandwich).

Marnie Petty said...

Your buffalo chicken dip sounds delicious. I love anything that has those flavors. Pick me so I can give your recipe a try!! LOL!


Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

I'm a subscriber via e-mail!

I don't know the name of it, but my mom has a great recipe for chicken salad with mandarin oranges and grapes--yum!

mommy koala at live dot com

Steph said...

I love the buffalo dip! We use nacho chips for dipping.

Anonymous said...

How fun - thankyou so much :)

The Sensible Momma said...

I just made this dip for superbowl sunday and it was a hit! Great giveaway!!


Chatak said...

The receipe looks great.Will try it.

Rachel from Texas said...

I'm a simple kind of girl so good old chicken salad sandwhiches are what I usually use canned chicken for. I also use it in pasta too though like Chicken Helper except not the box kind. Thanks for the giveaway!



Mindolla said...

yummy chciken
I like to make chciken spaghetti soup with canned chicken. Fast and Easy
Mindy Holt

autumnesf said...

I have a recipe for chicken deviled eggs that you use Franks and Swansons chicken it. Great stuff!

Nancy said...

We use a can of chicken with a can 2 cans of chicken broth and egg noodles for a quick meal.

I'm a subscriber - click on my name to get my contact info.

Michele said...

Mmm, free food!

michele at mrsvaelek dot com

Stacy said...

This sounds yummy...thanks!

Kristen said...

I've never actually used canned chicken in my cooking, but I'd be more than willing to try that recipe! Sounds delicious! Thanks for all your insight on saving money.


jbubolz-miller said...

white chicken chili- or chicken with pineapple pizza

Briana Almengor said...

Count me in on this one.
I love that buffalo chicken dip..made it for the Superbowl this year. YUMMMY.
lnalmengor (at) gmail (dot) com

Misty said...

I'm subscribed. misty Newsome

My mom (and I) make this fabulous Mexican Chicken Lasagna with canned chicken! :)

Anonymous said...

We love making chicken salad! Thanks for letting me enter. I'm subbed via RSS.

Trammell's said...
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Helen said...

I am a subscriber. My husband LOVES chicken salad.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome coupons! I subscribe via bloglines ...

My husband's signature dish is Progresso Chicken Noodle soup with an extra can of chicken, a cup of rice, and a can of chicken broth. Sometimes when he's feeling energetic, he'll toss in some extra carrot. And then we top it all off with Parmesan cheese. Simple, but tasty!

Andrea said...

My favorite is pretty simple. Chicken salad sandwhiches. Yum\

apeak AT hotmail . com

Jamie said...

Yummy!! I have a friend who makes the buffalo chicken dip with the cheddar cheese - it is SO yummy!! I like to mix a can of chicken with english peas and cream of chicken soup and pour it over rice - it makes a great quick dinner!


I'm a subscriber! :)

Lorrie Briggs said...

I love to make apple chicken wraps with homemade tortillas. They are really easy.

I already subscribe


Carolyn said...

I am a subscriber.

Carolyn S.

I love to throw a can of this in a pot with yellow rice and a can of peas and serve with a side salad and cuban bread for a quick, delicious supper.

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Melissa Henderson said...

Melissa Henderson

I make a recipe called Chicken Crescent Rolls. It mixes canned chicken, cream cheese, milk, salt pepper, green onions and cheddar cheese. All this is wrapped in a crescent roll and baked....mmmmmmm. Yummy! A favorite in my house.

Melissa Henderson said...

oh yeah i am a subscriber! :)

Anonymous said...

I like to used canned chicken to make my homemade chicken noodle soup. I would love to win this great giveaway!


Anonymous said...

I already subscribe!!

cmaccurso at yahoo dot com

Carolyn G said...

I like using canned chicken for making wraps. It's easy and quick and delish.

anitabreak said...

My husband loves it when I make the Buffalo Chicken dip. It doesn't last long around our house.

Holley V said...

I use it for super easy chicken & dumplings.

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm subscribed. :)
savingsdiner at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

I love to make pot pie!
ndobesh (at) hotmail (dot) com

Carrie said...

Hello! Yes I would like to be a winner!!
Carrie in Sacramento, CA

APRIL said...

Love Swanson Chicken... I usually just make chicken salad. But thanks to others passing on recipes and ideas, I'll be trying some new things.

Windy Gabbert said...

Wow! I have only ever made chicken salad with canned chicken, would love to win this to try some other recipes!!

Yummy Boy Mummy said...

I'm a subscriber. We love to make chicken pot pie or chicken salad. Both are faves in my house! :)

Anonymous said...

I subscribe via google reader! I love chicken salad on croissants!-Jenny
jmojmo24 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Using canned chicken is so simple. We have about 30 recipes the are great Hot or cold chicken saiad, chicken pot pie, chicken and noodle cassarole, chicken and rice, I use canned chicken in alot of recipes.


Mary-Austin said...

I'm a subscriber....

Love Swanson's chicken for good ole Chicken Salad!! YUM!! w/basil and tomato added in. Thanks for the freebie offer!!


Carol said...

Thanks for the contest! I'm really glad I found your site - don't have time right now to look through it because I have to go to work - but when I come home, your site will be first on my list!

I make chicken salad with the cans and it is yummy!

Anonymous said...

We always keep canned chicken on hand. We love Tyson brand. Thanks so much!


Pat said...

I use Swanson chicken to make chicken salad with mandarin oranges and grapes.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Becky said...

My husband makes a lentil and chicken soup using canned chicken.
Thanks for your great blog

Anonymous said...

I make quick & easy chicken enchilladas using canned chicken.
Thanks for ALL your great money saving tips!!!


LeslieVeg said...

I'm a subscriber!

LeslieVeg said...

I love to make Chicken Noodle soup for hubby with Leftover chicken. But... Hubby usually does not leave enough left over chicken... so, I open a can of Swanson chicken, toss it in an viola! He loves it. I add fresh carrots, onions, garlic, celery, onions, the usual and he is ONE HAPPY MAN!

Alicia said...

Hmm...I have used it for chicken salad and that is about it...thanks for all of the ideas!!! and for the chance to win!

Sandi and Jedd said...

Chicken enchiladas - yummy!!!


MJ said...

I love making this dip...only I use cheddar cheese and ranch dressing....would love to win this...canned chicken is sooo great to have in your pantry.

Jan said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


Becky said...

Thanks for the Giveaway!

Dina said...

I like making chicken salad.

Marla said...

I use canned chicken in place of tuna in Tuna Helper for a different taste. Thank for the entry.

Anonymous said...

tami at

i like to use swanson chicken to make lunchtime tortillas

Christy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love to use canned chicken in place of tuna in what I call "Chicken Noodle Casserole." Yum!

techyone said...

I use canned chicken is chicken salad and chicken casserole.

Alli said...

I use it in macaroni and cheese casserole with mixed veggies!
ariella at blight dot com

Angela said...

I'm really excited about this promotion. I've actually never used swanson chicken and I'd love to try some of the recipes you've posted about. Thanks.

Mary said...

Your blog is one of my very favorites!

Anonymous said...

I like to use canned chicken in chicken salad. I cut up an apple and mix it with chicken and mayo. Very easy and good!

Jess Harrison said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I have 6 kids and they all LOVE when I make Chicken burgers - similiar to a meatloaf mixture (breadcrumbs, eggs, seasonings, etc)then put cheese and spaghetti sauce over them.
thanks again,

dawn said... i subscribe!! i love making chicken salad and casserole!

Ellen C. said...

I like to make chicken quesadillas. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

DEBIJOT said...

I use this to make a chicken salad.

hedgehogmama said...

I would love to win! I suppose I would make chicken salad.

Jen@BigBinder said...

I'm a subscriber already (RSS) and my favorite recipe is actually the one you listed. Here is another though that I make with it, usually for parties. It's a old Pampered Chef Recipe:

1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, snipped
1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
1 (10 ounce) can Swanson chicken, drained
4 slices bacon, crisply cooked,
1 cup finely shredded swiss cheese
2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1-2 large plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 medium red bell pepper
2 cups shredded lettuce


1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
2 In a bowl, combine mayonnaise and mustard.
3 Snip parsley.
4 Chop onion.
5 Add parsley and onion to mayonnaise mixture; mix well.
6 In a 2 quart bowl, flake chicken with a fork.
7 Chop bacon.
8 Add bacon, 3/4 cup swiss cheese, and 1/3 cup of the mayonnaise mixture; mix well.
9 Unroll crescent dough, separate into 16 triangles.
10 Arrange triangles in a circle on a 13-inch baking stone with wide ends of triangles overlapping in the center and points toward the outside (there should be a 5-inch diameter opening in the center of the stone).
11 Scoop the chicken mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangle.
12 Bring outside points of triangle up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough at center or ring (filling will not be completely covered).
13 Slice tomatoes, cut slices in half.
14 Place 1 tomato half over filling between openings of ring.
15 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown.
16 Remove from oven, immediately sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup swiss cheese.
17 Using a v-shaped cutter, cut around bell pepper.
18 Separate halves; remove membrane and seeds.
19 Fill with remaining mayonnaise mixture; place in center of ring.
20 Arrange lettuce around the pepper.

Jen@BigBinder said...

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Helen S said...

Our favorite recipe with chicken is Chicken Alfredo. I just mix canned chicken with boxed alfredo mix. Quick and yummy.

Stef said...

I make a chicken/cheese good!:)



Chris from St. Mary's said...

I serve it with Simply Asia's rice noddle bowls.

Coral said...

I'm a RSS subscriber. Thanks for the giveaway!

frugalarmadillo at gmail dot com

Cricket said...

already subscribed :)

i'm so boring, i pretty much stick to chicken salad, but all these recipes sound like some things i need to start trying!! :)

Anonymous said...

When are we going to find out who won!!!???

Carrie @ said...

You will get an email if you won.

I have decided to run this giveaway ( and going forward ) giveaways by emailing the winners.

Too many times, no one claimed their prizes when I just announced it on the blog.

I have been asking the winners to submit their full recipe, if they so desire. So, if I get enough, I may do a post from the winners and their we can all benefit from those.