Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Trader Joe's Chicken Breast Parmigiana With Marinara Sauce
I love a good chicken Parmigiana. This is not good chicken Parmigiana. The taste is as lifeless as can be.
Worse, the proportions are all wrong. The slabs of chicken breast are enormous. Some might see this as an advantage. I do not. Even on the fairly rare occasions that I eat some sort of meat these days, it doesn't take much to satisfy me. These cuts are both big across and way too thick. That means that inevitably the sauce and cheese is going to be demoted to second fiddle, rather than playing harmoniously together.
The photo shows nice, thin cuts of chicken generously coated in breading, sauce, and cheese. That's how it should be. The reality inside the package is nothing like that. The chicken is over an inch thick, the breading essentially AWOL, and the parsimonious amounts of sauce and cheese slide off the sides as soon as you heat the thing up.
Big fail, Trader Joe's.
Will I buy it again?