Frontera Chicken Taco Skillet Review

Frontera Chicken Taco Skillet

We haven’t yet tried every item in the Frontera line of frozen foods, so we can’t say for certain that there’s not a single item in the line that isn’t great. However, we’ve tried enough of them that we’re beginning to suspect this is the case. We’ll kick off this review by saying right off the bat that the Frontera Chicken Taco Skillet is yet another winner from the frozen food geniuses at Frontera.

Now, at first glance, the Frontera skillet meals might seem like larger versions of their bowls. However, upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that there’s not really a one-to-one comparison between items in the skillet line and items in the bowls line. The item we’re reviewing today, for example, seems a bit like a cross between the Three Bean Taco Bowl and the Chicken Fajita Bowl (both of which are excellent).

One major difference between the skillet meals and the taco bowls is that the taco bowls should be heated in the microwave, while the skillet meals must be cooked in a skillet. While the microwave meals are fantastic, there’s nothing quite like cooking in the skillet to bring out the flavor in a meal that’s loaded with roasted peppers.

Another key difference between this particular skillet meal and the Frontera taco bowls is that the taco bowls typically have a rice blend, and the Frontera Chicken Taco Skillet does not. This is the sort of thing you could serve over rice or even inside a tortilla. For the sake of this review, however, we simply tested out what’s in the bag and let it stand on its own merits.

Frontera Chicken Taco Skillet

And those merits are bountiful.

Let’s start with the chicken. This is some tasty chicken. It has a little bit of a grainy texture to it, which we assume is a byproduct of it sitting in a freezer, but everything else about it is absolutely delightful. It tastes great, it’s firm but not tough, and the portion size is very generous.

On top of that, this sauce is incredible. It’s a tomato-based sauce that has a bit of sweetness to it. It’s not thick, like a pasta sauce would be, but a bit runny. It seeps into pretty much every element of this dish, and that works out incredibly well for the dish as a whole.

There are also roasted red peppers in this dish. Now, these aren’t the firm, fajita-style peppers so much as the soft variety you’d find in a jar. To some, that might be a disappointment, but we really can’t complain. They taste great, and they’re an excellent addition to this dish. A less firm veggie was also a great contrast to the chicken portion, since it adds a little softness to the overall consistency of the meal.

The package lists the spice level for this dish as a mild. We’d agree, as we didn’t notice a whole lot of spiciness while we were eating it. However, as is the case with so many of Frontera’s meals, we found our sinuses to be clearing about halfway through the meal.

Now, this is designed to be a two-portion meal, and if you pair it with something else that might actually work out. However, if you eat just what’s in the bag, one person should have no trouble polishing it off in a sitting. If you check out our photo above, it shows how much a full bag’s worth actually is once it’s served. But even if you decide to eat a full bag in one sitting, you’re not going to end up completely destroying your diet. Half a bag has 190 calories and a full bag has 380. That’s not bad at all.

Simply put, the Frontera Chicken Taco Skillet is a wonderful skillet meal. While you can certainly pair it with something else, we think it’s pretty great right out of the bag.

To learn more about the cooking instructions, nutrition content, or ingredients in this Frontera skillet, check out our package scans below.

Frontera Chicken Taco Skillet
Frontera Chicken Taco Skillet
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