“What should we eat?” That is the question I have to ask myself every single day for morning, lunch, and dinner. It’s tough figuring out what to cook all the time, especially when time and energy are lacking. Leftovers are great but those only last 1-2 meals. We could get fast food but we tend to feel kind of nasty inside whenever we eat that. So, a nice medium is mixing fresh ingredients with prepared food like frozen chicken.
Foster Farms Baked Frozen Chicken — Easing the Mealtime Stress
We recently discovered Foster Farms Baked frozen chicken. This line of breaded frozen chicken is baked and never fried. We all know how much healthier food is when it’s baked versus being fried. According to Foster Farms, their Baked version has 50% less fat and 25% fewer calories. I’m all for both of those! These do have gluten in them so only Munchkin and I eat them.
Even though the manner of cooking is different, we still found the chicken to be crispy and tasty. Also, I liked that the breading isn’t too salty or over-seasoned. You can actually taste the meat instead of only the breading. Of course, the meat itself is the same all natural chicken with no added hormones or steroids you expect from Foster Farms. The breast meat is tender and perfectly cooked. It also has the texture of real chicken and not that artificial stuff you find in other products.
There are currently three varieties available:
- Foster Farms Baked Chicken Breast Tenders
- Foster Farms Baked Chicken Breast Nuggets
- Foster Farms Baked Chicken Breast Fillets
I was only able to find the Foster Farms Baked Chicken Breast Tenders at the grocery store near me. These are brand new so they’re not as well-stocked as other Foster Farms frozen chicken goods yet. That’s fine by me though. I actually prefer Chicken Breast Tenders. These are super versatile and can be added many types of meals. Or, you can eat them straight with your favorite dipping sauce (i.e. barbecue sauce or ranch dressing). Tenders also work great as an added protein for your favorite salad creations!
You can heat the Foster Farms Baked Chicken in the oven or in the microwave. We prefer to cook it in the oven since the chicken retains that nice crispiness. In the oven, it only takes 12-15 minutes at 400℉. The first time I made it, I cooked the chicken for 15 minutes. I think that was a little too long since the chicken was a tiny bit dry. If you are in a rush or have growling tummies to fill in a hurry, you can pop the chicken in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Foster Farms Baked Frozen Chicken — Creating 30-Minute Meals
I’m so glad to have found Foster Farms Baked Chicken products. There are times when I’m too pooped to cook a full meal from scratch. But, that doesn’t mean I want to feed my family junk for the sake of convenience. Now I can easily whip up salad, pasta, rice, or other side, add Foster Farms Baked Chicken to it, and have food on the table in less than 30 minutes. That’s definitely doable! I only wish a gluten-free version was available so Frans could have some too! (Foster Farms does have a gluten-free breaded chicken that we eat but it’s not baked.) If you’d like to try Foster Farms Baked Chicken, check here for more information and a helpful $1.00 off coupon.
To help you stock up on this baked goodness, Foster Farms is generously offering one of my readers seven (7) coupons of Foster Farms Baked Chicken. Normally $9.99 each, this ends up being a total value of $70! These frozen chicken products are currently only available on the West Coast at participating retailers. So, only enter if you are in an area where stores carry Foster Farms Baked Chicken and you can redeem the coupons. Enter below!
I was provided with product and compensated for this post and to host the giveaway. All opinions are my own.