Evol Teriyaki Chicken Review

Evol Teriyaki Chicken

The Evol brand of frozen food has created a sizeable amount of delicious burritos, but they do much more than just frozen burritos. They also have a whole line of microwavable bowls, like they Evol Teriyaki Chicken, which we’re reviewing today.

If you’ve been reading Freezer Meal Frenzy for a long time, you might recognize this package. See, this particular meal used to be part of Evol’s Lean & Fit line, and the new version keeps the lime green look. We wondered how much has changed since then, so we picked up a box to check it out.

Looking at the ingredients, the only obvious modification is a slight adjustment of vegetable portions. Somehow, this has reduced the calorie count from 290 to 260.

Evol Teriyaki Chicken

The last time we reviewed this, we complained about how bad the brown rice tasted. We felt that the rice overpowered the rest of the dish and soaked up too much of the sauce, leaving not enough sauce for the rest of the ingredients. Let’s just get this part of the review over with right away: the rice still isn’t great. It’s watery and bland, and it doesn’t really do much for this dish besides take up space. That said, it didn’t bother us as much as it did last time. In fact, it seems like there might be less rice here, though we can’t say for certain.

The chicken is still as great as ever. It’s soft and juicy, and the tamari sauce really brings out the natural flavor of the chicken.

The carrot portion seems greatly increased now, which is a really good choice. Like the chicken, the carrots are really enhanced by the tamari sauce, and the extra carrots here make the whole dish seem more flavorful in general. The carrots are softer than raw carrots, but they still retain a good amount of their crunch, which adds some backbone to this teriyaki bowl.

The prominence of the snap peas seems to have been reduced, and there’s a sprinkling of broccoli and bell peppers here. Of course, all of this takes a backseat to let the carrots be the main attraction of this veggie blend.

The Evol Teriyaki Chicken has even fewer calories than it did when it was a part of the Lean & Fit line, but the flavor is better now. We don’t know how Evol managed to work this sort of magic — lower calories and better flavor at the same time — but we really appreciate their effort in giving this meal a second chance.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Evol chicken bowl, check out our package scans below.

Evol Teriyaki Chicken
Evol Teriyaki Chicken