Frozen Lunch Review: Eating Right Chicken Enchilada

30 10 2008

According to the package, the Eating Right (a private label brand distributed by Safeway Inc.) Chicken Enchilada is a “Corn tortilla stuffed with chicken tenders, onions and green chilies, with Mexican Style rice and sprinkled with cheese.”

Price: $2 with Vons card

Nutritional info: 6g total fat; 2.5 g sat fat; 300 calories; 550mg sodium; 16g protien

Pros: Surprisingly large enchilada, good green chili sauce, filling, high in protien

Cons: No beans to go with the rice, high in sodium, large number of mystery ingredients

Overall: I enjoyed this enchilada. At just 300 calories, it’s not going to suffice as a full meal for most, but the 16g of protein make it reasonably filling, and at $2, the price is definitely right. I also appreciated that the heating instructions didn’t attempt to perpetuate the fantasy that I was going to stop cooking halfway through to gently stir each part of the meal, separately.

Score: Four sporks out of five