Sweet Earth Filipino Adobo Chik’n Review

Sweet Earth Filipino Adobo Chik'n

We’re sad to say that the Freezer Meal Frenzy staff knows next to nothing about Filipino food. There’s a well-reviewed, supposedly authentic Filipino restaurant that’s not too far from our offices, but we’ve never sat down and had a meal there. Because of this, we can’t comment on the authenticity of the Sweet Earth Filipino Adobo Chik’n. However, we did still cook and eat this, so we can talk about how it tastes according to our own personal tastes.

The cooking instructions on the box say to pop this into the microwave and cook on high for two minutes and 45 seconds or three minutes and 15 seconds. We went with the longer option, suspicious that this wouldn’t be enough time, and we were correct. This was still cold in the middle, so we popped it back in for another minute. That seemed to do the trick. (If you want to read the cooking instructions directly from the box, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

When we took this out of the microwave, the chik’n looked a little on the dry side, which made us nervous. Thankfully, after giving the meal a good stir, the faux chicken had soaked up plenty of broth and sauce. This isn’t a meal that will fool any meat-lovers, but the agave-sweetened sauce makes the faux meat appealingly juicy.

Sweet Earth Filipino Adobo Chik'n

However, the highlight of this meal isn’t the chik’n at all; it’s the fruits and veggies that are snuggled alongside it. There’s a great selection of ingredients that we don’t normally see in frozen meals here, from purple sweet potatoes to kabocha squash to pineapple. Everything tastes incredibly fresh, and we’d venture to say that this would have been delicious even without the sauce. We thought that the rice was only okay, but there’s not a lot of it here; this is mostly veggies and chik’n.

If you’re looking to reduce calories, this might be a good option. With only 170 calories per box, this is about as guilt-free as it gets. The sodium isn’t bad either, at 580 mg. That’s still a bit high, but it’s below average for a frozen meal.

The Sweet Earth Filipino Adobo Chik’n probably doesn’t taste much like authentic Filipino food, but we love it nonetheless. It has some of our favorite ingredients, like mushrooms, and it also contains a lot of ingredients we’d like to see more of. As long as you don’t mind making some adjustments to the cooking instructions, this is a meatless meal we strongly recommend.

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

Sweet Earth Filipino Adobo Chik'n
Sweet Earth Filipino Adobo Chik'n
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