Trader Joe’s Chicken Chile Verde Burritos Review

Trader Joe's Chicken Chile Verde Burritos

It’s no secret that we love frozen burritos here at Freezer Meal Frenzy. In fact, that’s how this site got its start (you can read more about that here).

So whenever we encounter a frozen burrito we haven’t yet tried, we rush home to gobble it up and see how it stacks up against the many other burritos we’ve tried. Today we’re checking out the Trader Joe’s Chicken Chile Verde Burritos.

One thing that drives us crazy about Trader Joe’s burritos is that the cooking instructions are a little convoluted — at least, the oven instructions are. The package says to preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit, set a burrito on a cookie sheet, cook it for ten minutes, take it out, wrap it in tinfoil, then stick it back in the oven for 15-20 more minutes. It’s a strange, drawn-out process that we’re not fond of.

But once all that cooking business is taken care of, the burrito actually comes out pretty great.

We were pleasantly surprised to find gigantic pieces of chicken inside. We’re talking three-quarters of an inch long. Trader Joe’s is definitely not skimping on the meat portion here. Like the package says, you’ll find both light and dark meat inside. It’s always great to find yourself chomping on a giant piece of dark meat chicken when you’re in the middle of a burrito.

Trader Joe's Chicken Chile Verde Burritos

In between those chicken chunks is a thick verde sauce. Like the chicken, the verde sauce portion is pretty generous, and it gives the filling an almost gravy-like quality. It tastes very good. It has slight citrusy undertones with a little bit of kick. That kick comes courtesy of the jalapeño peppers that are mixed in — there’s not a ton of jalapeño, but there’s just enough to heat this up to a mild spice level.

There are two burritos in a pack, and Trader Joe’s recommends just eating one burrito at a time. We see why, since a single burrito has 390 calories (110 from fat). If you double up, that means you’d be consuming 780 calories! Yikes! Even worse, a single burrito has 1,110 mg of sodium. A single burrito is a sodium overdose; we can’t imagine eating double that in one sitting!

Clearly, Trader Joe’s Chicken Chile Verde Burritos aren’t the healthiest option in the frozen food aisle. That said, they are pretty tasty. If you’re willing to give yourself a cheat day on your diet, one of these might be just the thing to kill that chicken burrito craving.

To learn more about the nutrition info or ingredients in these frozen burritos, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Chicken Chile Verde Burritos