Trader Joe’s Creamy Chicken & Poblano Ravioli Review

Trader Joe's Creamy Chicken & Poblano Ravioli

Freezer Meal Frenzy is a frozen food review site first and foremost. However, we do step into the world of refrigerated items now and again (we’ve recently checked out the Archer Farms Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese, for example). Today’s review focuses on something you won’t find in the freezer aisle, the Trader Joe’s Creamy Chicken & Poblano Ravioli.

This ravioli is easy enough to cook — simply boil up some water, then toss the pasta into the pot for five minutes or so. Once that’s done, drain the water and place the ravioli into a serving dish. From here, you can add whatever sauce you’d like. You can try this with just butter, or you can dress it up with some red sauce.

One of our ravioli pieces split open in the cooking process, and spilled its ricotta filling all over the other pieces. It’s not a big deal, it just caused the rest of the ravioli to be dusted with ricotta cheese, which you can see in the image below.

Trader Joe's Creamy Chicken & Poblano Ravioli

The shells have a neat striped look, and they taste alright. The filling, however, is clearly the main event here. The filling is primarily ricotta cheese, as we mentioned earlier, but you’ll also find chunks of chicken and poblano peppers mixed in. The peppers are there more for the flavor than the spiciness — these won’t tingle your tongue or anything, but they add a great flavor to the mix. The chicken would hardly even be noticeable if we wouldn’t have cut open a piece to specifically look for it. It seems like it was maybe a little unnecessary here — why not let our vegetarian friends enjoy this too?

We tried this with a little sauce, and it really made the whole dish come together. Our sauce of choice for this dish was the Trader Giotto’s Three Cheese Pomodoro Pasta Sauce, and it worked out pretty well.

The package claims this is two servings, but we’re skeptical. We split this between two people, but neither ended up really feeling full. One person could easily eat a full package, even when the ravioli is soaked in sauce.

If you end up just eating half of this, you’ll be consuming about 230 calories and 370 mg of sodium, but if you eat the full package that becomes 500 calories and 810 mg of sodium. (Apparently, the serving size is slightly less than half a package, because those numbers don’t quite add up.)

The Trader Joe’s Creamy Chicken & Poblano Ravioli is not really creamy and it doesn’t have much chicken. The poblano peppers are really the star of this show, and we’re perfectly okay with that. If you want a ravioli dish that has some nice poblano flavor, you should give this a try. Just tamper your expectations about the spice level unless you plan on adding some hot sauce.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this Trader Joe’s ravioli, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Creamy Chicken & Poblano Ravioli
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