I’ve begun dabbling more and more into the selection of “heat and eat” meals at Trader Joe’s. I’ve found a number that are repeat purchases for me, while with others I’m first trying them out. The Trader Joe’s Greek Style Chicken with Orzo, Spinach and Feta Cheese is one of those meals I’ve seen couintless times but just had not purchased. That is until my last Trader Joe’s trip where I picked it up to try something new. Typically with these heat and eat meals, I share them with my boyfriend or end up sharing with my mother (depending on the meal). This is one of those meals I ended up sharing with my mother (hence the feta cheese and olives – they’re not my boyfriends forte).
Typically I find with most of the heat and eat meals, they contain 2 servings but this particular meal contains 3 servings. 1/3 of the container is a serving size – weighed out a serving is 170 grams. The serving should typically consist of 2 slices of chicken and then 1/3 of the orzo mixture. The interesting thing with this particular meal is you can either eat it cold or hot. I prefer hot because I don’t necessarily care for cold meats (aside from deli meat).
The meal itself is good. The chicken is on the plainer side, but it is moist. The orzo mixture is delicious, although I will say when eating it with the olives it makes it VERY salty. So salty, that I had to pick the olives out of my meal and discard them. I’m also not a fan of sundried tomatoes so I had to pick those out of the meal as well. Nonetheless, regardless of having to remove a few additions, I found the meal was good. I would repurchase it again, but it’s not a meal that I’d repurchase every time I popped into Trader Joe’s. I found the serving size to be more than adequate and filled me until dinner time. It really turned me onto orzo, which I’ve never had in a meal before.
A serving size calculates out to 8 points plus values.
What “heat and eat” meals have you tried from Trader Joe’s?