Hellmann's Has 3 New Mayo Flavors—Here Are a Bajillion Ways I'm Using Them All Summer Long

Drizzle, smear, dip, marinate, and more.

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I've been quietly grumbling about chicken breasts for a while. The unspoken truth is that food editors don’t buy, cook, or enjoy chicken breasts, but have to develop recipes and write about them ad nauseam since they are so beloved by home cooks.

This all-white meat is relatively low in fat, has a mild flavor, and is synonymous with “easy.” However, the breasts are also the most expensive cut of chicken, they’re prone to dryness if overcooked, and don’t taste like much.

My perspective recently shifted after Simply Recipes contributors Stephanie Ganz and Molly Adams revealed that their secret to better chicken breasts is to marinate them in mayonnaise. I've relied on this smart tip, stirring flavor boosters like dried herbs, spices, hot sauce, and pesto into the mayo. If you're a chicken breast skeptic like me, try this trick—it'll change your mind.

So when I heard Hellmann's has three new flavored mayos—Italian Herb & Garlic, Chili Lime, and Chipotle—I thought, Perfect! They're ready-made marinades for chicken breasts!

I tried all three flavors and was floored by how delicious they were. The Italian Herb & Garlic smells and tastes like Italian seasoning and is deeply flavorful. (This is the one I'll be using to marinate chicken.) The Chili Lime is spicy and so bright—the lime comes through—and it tastes like Tajín. Chipotle, my favorite, is smoky and tasty. I can think of a bajillion ways to enjoy these all summer long.

You can find all three flavors at grocery stores nationwide for the suggested retail value of $4.49.

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Ideas for How To Use Hellmann’s Flavored Mayos All Summer Long

Here are some ideas I have in mind:

  • Marinate chicken breasts and thighs or pork chops before throwing them on the grill

  • Smear on buns for classic burgers, fish sandwiches, and black bean burgers

  • Toss with shredded cabbage and thinly sliced onions for a quick coleslaw

  • Serve with fish cakes (tuna, shrimp, salmon, crab, and cod)

  • As a dip for coconut shrimp or fries (zucchini, potato, sweet potato, avocado, and yuca)

  • Serve with ruffled potato chips like I did in the image below

  • Stir into tuna, chicken, or egg salad

  • Smear on a BLT sandwich or wrap

  • Make the ultimate sandwich with the juiciest tomatoes and white bread

  • Dress a macaroni salad

  • Slather it on grilled corn

  • Add it to a tomato pie or pimento cheese instead of regular mayo

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Simply Recipes / Myo Quinn

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