Evol Burrito Review: Sriracha Chicken

Evol Sriracha Chicken

Let’s be honest: sometimes we just don’t have time to prepare a full meal. When we’re hungry and tired, it’s not unusual to make a quick run to the local Taco Bell to put some food in our bellies. It’s not the best thing in the world, but it will suffice in a moment of weakness.

But we’ve recently discovered a healthier and tastier alternative, and, if we keep the freezer well-stocked, it doesn’t even require a trip to the drive-thru.

The Sriracha Chicken Big Burrito by Evol does all of the things a Taco Bell meal does: it fills us up, costs less than five dollars, and satisfies that peculiar craving for flour tortillas and beans. But it tastes so much better. The Sriracha Chicken Big is a flavorful beast of a frozen burrito.

Evol Sriracha Chicken Big Burrito

While grilled chicken is the first ingredient on the packaging, we had trouble locating any when we pulled the burrito open. It was there, but it was mostly tucked in between other, far more noticeable ingredients. Just don’t expect large, succulent pieces of meat; you won’t find them here.

Of course, that doesn’t matter because the intense flavor comes mainly from the pairing of the tomato salsa and the sriracha sauce. The sriracha also gives it a little spice, though probably not as much as one might expect. The taste is rounded out by black beans and corn, and there’s some white rice in there as well.

All in all, we find this to be one of the best frozen burritos on the market, and it’s been preventing Taco Bell runs for as long as it’s been in our lives.

So how do you cook it? Unless you’re in a big hurry, just pretend the microwave instructions on the package don’t even exist. Whether you want to cook it in the oven, grill it out on the patio, or press it like a panini, Evol has alternative cooking instructions listed on their website.

Our preferred method of cooking these things is to pull one out of the freezer the night before and stick it in the fridge to thaw overnight. The next day, we preheat the oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit), wrap the burrito in tin foil, set it on a cookie sheet and let it cook for 20-30 minutes. (The Evol site recommends 60 minutes, but we’ve never needed that long.) Remember to flip it when it’s about half done. Using this method, the outside of the burrito gets just a little bit crispy, and the filling doesn’t get quite as watery as it does in the microwave.

For full ingredients and nutrition info, see our package scans below.

Evol Sriracha Chicken Big Burrito

Because the Daily Values section is a little tough to read in the above scan, here’s a zoomed version:

Evol Sriracha Chicken Big Burrito

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