Way to go, chicken! I bet this is the first time a non-human has won!
Anna Ginsberg of Austin, Texas, nabbed the $1-million grand prize at the 42nd Pillsbury Bake-Off held last week in Orlando. Ginsburg won for her Baked Chicken with Spinach Stuffing in the Cooking for Two category.
Oh. I thought the chicken ... well, never mind.
Ginsburg used Pillsbury Dunkables frozen Waffle Sticks (the sticks and syrup) in two ways. The syrup is an ingredient in the sauce that the chicken gets basted and baked with, and the waffle sticks become the bread for the stuffing.
Bake-Off recipes require using at least two things from a list of qualifying products from Pillsbury, General Mills and other food companies. Ginsburg used the waffle sticks and Green Giant spinach.
It's a quick and easy dish to make and is well balanced, pairing the sweet-tasting chicken with the savory stuffing.
There is no truth to the rumor that the runner up was Roast Pork Stuffed with Uncrustables.