Friday, January 10, 2014
A quick, easy meal- and unpaid review
So, you guys know I'm all about quick, cheap meals-(I love to cook, but sometimes you just wanna throw something together and EAT.) I picked up a box of Chicken Helper for a buck at Food Lion and thought- let's give this a shot.
So today, I finally decided to use it. I had a chicken breast in the fridge from the package we bought the other day. I fired up the stove and started making the mac and cheese side dish that is included, while Tim cut a chicken breast in to four "tenders". It took less than 20 minutes for us to make the meal.
I have to say- I was reasonably impressed. There was enough Mac & Cheese for three people to have good sized helpings. There was more than enough bread crumbs to have coated three sets of chicken tenders- so hey, I am going to go on and say "this is a good size for three folks".
The chicken was a little bland- you could catch hints of the bacon flavor occasionally, but mostly it just tasted like friend chicken. Hey, I like fried chicken, so that's not necessarily a bad thing.
The Mac & Cheese was actually pretty good. I love Kraft Mac & Cheese- the cheap stuff. The powdered deliciousness. This was actually pretty close- and believe me, I can tell the difference.
Overall, I'd say these are a great, cheap "emergency meal" kit to keep on hand. A box of Mac & Cheese will cost you a dollar these days, after all.
Something to keep in mind for your pantry! :)- Plus, it's way cheaper than eating out :D.