Trader Joe’s Chicken Burritos Review

Trader Joe's Chicken Burritos

Some of our favorite frozen foods are burritos (like the Evol Sriracha Chicken Big Burrito), so we always love finding new frozen burritos to try out. Recently, we picked up the Trader Joe’s Chicken Burritos, and we’ve been itching to try them ever since. Well, today is the day!

We should point out that Trader Joe’s also has a Chicken Burrito Bowl, which we’ve tried before, but today’s meal is the Chicken Burrito proper — no bowl for us today!

We decided to follow the oven instructions for these, which ask you to preheat to 450 degrees fahrenheit, then cook the burrito naked on a cookie sheet for about ten minutes. After that, you’ll pull the burrito out, wrap it in tinfoil, then pop it back into the oven for another 15 to 20 minutes or so. We found 15 to be plenty.

Trader Joe's Chicken Burritos

One of the pleasant surprises with this burrito is that it uses leg meat instead of breast meat. That means that instead of the bland white meat you’ll find in most frozen burritos, this is a dark, rich, flavorful meat. It also has that stringy texture, which is far more appealing for a burrito meat than those cube-shaped cuts of breast meat.

There’s also a lovely bean paste inside, which has a refried pinto bean flavor with some slightly BBQ-esque undertones to it. We really love this bean paste, and it’s the perfect complement to the leg meat chicken. It’s also a little bit spicy, but not overly so. We’d definitely give this a mild spice rating.

These burritos are no slouch when it comes to calories. At 400 calories (110 from fat) per burrito, you’ll think twice before eating two of these in one sitting. And the sodium level is insane here, at 950 mg. If you’re trying to avoid sodium, you’ll want to steer clear of these burritos.

Trader Joe’s Chicken Burritos are very good. With high-quality meat and a great-tasting bean paste inside, these are a real treat for anyone craving a chicken-filled frozen burrito. If you’re looking for a vegetarian-friendly version of this, you might want to try Trader Joe’s Mildly Spiced Organic Vegetable Burritos. They’re not exactly the same, but they do have a similar flavor without the meat content.

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

Trader Joe's Chicken Burritos

Trader Joe's Chicken Burritos

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Malcolm Ruthven
Malcolm Ruthven
1 year ago

I disagree that they are good. I had one for lunch today and thought the filling was an ugly brown paste and tasted about the same. I may throw the other one away.

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