Chicken Chow Mein
How I love the Chicken Chow Mein. For $3.69 I get a huge portion. The cover says serves 3, but the entire portion serves me just fine @ 720 kcals total and it's a very complete dinner... I'm always hungry after the gym. This is very lowfat (6 grams total), but a little high in sugars for those watching carbs (sauce contains hi fructose corn syrup and sugar). I usually top the dish with some sort of hot sauce to give it a slight kick. Since I'm always eating this, I have tried olive oil, corn oil, and ghee to stir fry the chicken and vegetables. A teaspoon of ghee gives the best result I think--it does not impart any flavor into the vegetables...corn oil was the worst, and I think olive oil clashes with the sauce a little bit. Like a lot of other frozen items, this one cooks within 10 minutes. It is very similar to another frozen item called Asian Chicken Stir Fry. The biggest difference is that this item lacks the snow pea pods, and the noodles are different--these are the good "crinkly" kind which absorb the sauce better I think.
October 4, 2006
November 19, 2006
The sauce was much too thick and cloying -- a sugar bath.
The vegetables were not pleasant and the large hunks of red bell pepper overpowered all.
I think this would be popular with kids who love sugar and husbands who will eat vegetables if they are drowning in sauce.
Otherwise, I'll skip this and won't buy it again. I'm better off getting the excellent brick of pre-cooked chow mein noodles from the produce section, adding my favorite veggies, and topping with some of TJ's teriyaki glaze.
January 25, 2007
February 2, 2007
it definitely didn't remind me of any chow mein i've ever had, but it wasn't bad.
i thought that there would be too much sauce, but it ended up being just about right.
April 27, 2007
December 15, 2007
The noodles were mushy, the sauce was extremely sweet, the chicken tasted like it came out of a test tube, and the vegetables were, well, like the noodles.
I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. :/
January 9, 2008
The overall product was subpar, and well below the Trader Joe's standards that we have become used to. Buyer beware.
September 29, 2008