The pros: Trader Joe’s Chicken Enchiladas cost $1.99, it can stay in your freezer for a long time without worry about shelf life, quick meal ready in about 5 minutes.
The cons: Chicken was completely tasteless, they lacked texture, bottom of enchiladas were definitely soggy. Enchilada sauce overpowers everything else in the dish.
The verdict: It was just ok. It was swimming in sauce. I won’t be buying this again. If you want good Chicken Enchiladas from Trader Joe’s check out the refrigerated section for: Trader Joe’s Chicken Enchiladas Verde. If you don’t like Verde sauce, then Trader Joe’s Cheese Enchiladas Rojo are awesome as well; however that one does not have any chicken in it. Both are new products as of 2/24/17. I highly recommend those in place of this product.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase Trader Joe’s Chicken Enchiladas.
The package of Trader Joe’s Chicken Enchiladas in the freezer section:
The nutritional information on back of the package:
The ingredient list:
How to prepare:
What they look like after the microwave:
What did I think of them? There was an overwhelming amount of sauce, an underwhelming taste of white meat chicken, minimal cheese, and the filling (aside from chicken) was just ok. Nothing special. If price is your main concern, then yes, this is a good deal.
For me, it’s worth it to go to the Mexican establishment for real enchiladas, you just don’t get the complexity or the filling quality in these. If you can’t make it to a Mexican restaurant then I would reach for the refrigerated variety even though they are a bit more expensive.
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