Everyone loves a good Hollywood awards event, but I think that what many of us love even more is the red carpet that comes before the big event! If you love oohing and aahing over the beautiful dresses, gorgeous up-dos, and sparkling diamonds dripping from everyone’s necks, ears, and wrists, then you need to join me on February 26th from 3:00 – 4:30 PST for an exclusive online red carpet viewing party, brought to you by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! This event, Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE, will have insider access to the red carpet, an exclusive roundtable of Hollywood stars, and amazing picture-themed recipes that you can make for your own home viewing party!
During this time, on the Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE, presented by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, you’ll get to interact with a variety of Hollywood stars as they dish about all of the red carpet fashion! If food’s more your thing, they’ll also have a culinary and entertaining expert who will show you how to prepare the best picture-themed recipes so that you can impress your guests at your own home viewing party.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of those Red Carpet shows where a host stands in one place and waits for everyone to walk up to him so they can have a stiff, quick interview before moving on to the next celebrity. That’s why the Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE sounds like so much more fun to me! First of all, it’s interactive, and you can’t say that for most Red Carpet shows! On top of that, you get to watch a roundtable of celebrities discuss the great (or not so great) fashions on the Red Carpet, instead of just watching one person conduct an interview. But my favorite part, of course, is the culinary expert. I LOVE to cook, so any chance to have an expert show me great new recipes is always great fun for me. I’ve already taken a sneak peak on their Facebook page, and the recipe I’m most excited to try is the Unfried Chicken Skewers and Homemade BBQ Sauce, which was created by Katie Lee and inspired by the Oscar Nominated Movie, “The Help”!
Unfried Chicken Skewers
KATIE’S HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE
- 1 Tbsp. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread
- 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 cups ketchup
- 3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 6 Tbsp. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread, divided
- 1-1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs
For BBQ Sauce, melt 1 tablespoon I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients for BBQ sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes for flavors to develop.
For Chicken Skewers, preheat oven to 400°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, then evenly brush with 2 tablespoon melted Spread. On 18 skewers*, thread chicken; dip into flour to coat. Dip into beaten egg, then bread crumbs to coat. Place on prepared baking sheets. Brush chicken skewers with remaining 1/4 cup melted Spread.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with BBQ Sauce.
*If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes prior to use.
Now here’s your chance to WIN! I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! is providing an amazing prize pack! Anytime before February 26th, readers who Tweet what they love about the pre-show with the hashtag #ToastRedCarpet AND comments on the post about what they love most about the Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE show will have the chance to win the Ultimate Viewing Party prize package containing the following:
- Set of four Champagne Glasses
- Set of Four Personalized Champagne Glass Charms
- Baguette Board with Dipping Bowl
- Six I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Recipes
- C oupon for a free tub of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!
Make sure you tune in this Sunday for an insider’s look at this exclusive Red Carpet event! contest rules