There are some sections at Trader Joe's where they can do no right: sushi would be an example. It's so wrong, it has no chance of being right. There are other sections of the store where they can do no wrong. That section is the Indian selection, where they have now added Trader Joe's Fiery Chicken Curry.
Now, you might be saying to yourself, "What makes this different from the Chicken Tikka Masala?"
So in case you actually did say that to yourself, let's go through some of the key differences. First, there is the rice included with the dish. This has a brightly hued yellow rice from Turmeric a spice we are seeing in more products on shelves.
Next, there is the heat level. If the name did not give it away this is medium to medium hot. I've eaten two of these so far. I could swear the second package was hotter than the first. It was enough to slow me down and mildly clear my sinuses. If you are familiar with their Lamb Vindaloo, it should give you a good sense of where the heat lands.
Third, this is Goan inspired. So, there is a subtle element of sourness to this dish. A quick read through the ingredients puts vinegar pretty far up the list.
Iif the added elements of heat and sourness are ok with you, then this is completely in line with the quality of the rest of the frozen Indian entrees available at Trader Joe's. The chicken was tender, the sauce was well spiced and flavorful.
These are still the best frozen meals out there that pack the most flavor for the money.
For $3.49 this is another solid option in the frozen section.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Fiery Chicken Curry again.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Fiery Chicken Curry:
Ingredients and directions
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Fiery Chicken Curry
Product Name: Trader Joe's Fiery Chicken Curry
Product Description: Trader Joe's Fiery Chicken Curry is a medium to medium hot dish that is different from the Tikka Masala.
Trader Joe's Fiery Chicken Curry is new and brings the heat.
- Flavorful dish
- Chicken was tender
- Solid quick meal option
- If heat isn't your thing, then skip this. It might be the hottest of the Indian entrees.
- There is also a sourness to this dish that you might not be expecting.