Trader Joe’s Chicken Burrito Bowl Review.
Trader Joe’s has had this item in the frozen section for years and obviously, it’s quite popular since it’s been around for a really long time. If it hasn’t been pulled from the shelves at this point, it might be around for another 10 years, but you know Trader Joe’s might be gone tomorrow without any notification but at this point, I don’t think that will happen.
This is a real no-nonsense, quick and easy meal to make. You pop it in the microwave and nuke it for about 5 minutes and out comes a piping hot, nourishing, and filling meal. I was surprised at the amount of chicken in this bowl. Usually, you get like 3 pieces of chicken hidden in the meal somewhere but in mine, you could see big chunks of chicken.
There is a decent amount of cheese melted on top. I liked the corn, beans, and other veggies in there. The sauce wasn’t especially spicy so if you want to kick it up a notch, bring your own sauce.
The most interesting thing about this was the red quinoa. Normally, it’s just rice but I really like the addition of quinoa. It also doesn’t get as soggy as rice can. I could even see getting a big flour tortilla and just dumping all of this in there for a real burrito. There are 22 grams of protein in this and that’s enough to fill up even the hungriest person.
As I said before, this is a solid meal when you want something quick. Bring it to work and you have a quick, hot meal that will fill you up!
I am going to give this a solid 7 stars!
PAR BOILED BROWN RICE (WATER, BROWN RICE), WATER, WHITE MEAT CHICKEN (CHICKEN BREAST, WATER, POTATO STARCH, SEA SALT), BLACK BEANS (WATER, BLACK BEANS), RED QUINOA (WATER, RED QUINOA), RED PEPPER, GREEN PEPPER, CORN, CHEDDAR CHEESE (MILK, BACTERIAL CULTURE, SALT, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, ANNATTO [COLOR], MICROBIAL RENNET, CELLULOSE), CRUSHED TOMATOES, SOUR CREAM (MILK SOLIDS, CREAM, BACTERIAL CULTURE), DICED TOMATOES (TOMATOES, TOMATO JUICE), POBLANO PEPPERS, ONIONS, CREAM, CORNSTARCH, EXPELLER PRESSED CANOLA OIL, GARLIC PUREE (GARLIC, WATER), SPICES, SEA SALT, CHILI POWDER, CHIPOTLE PEPPER PASTE (RED BELL PEPPERS, SEA SALT, CHIPOTLE PEPPERS), CILANTRO, LIME JUICE (WATER, LIME JUICE CONCENTRATE, LIME OIL).
|Total Fat||10 g||13%|
|Saturated Fat||4.5 g||23%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||51 g||19%|
|Dietary Fiber||9 g||32%|
|Total Sugars||2 g|
|Added Sugars||0 g Added Sugars||0%|
|Vitamin D||0.0 mcg||0%|