Artisan Bistro Grilled Chicken Burrito Review

Artisan Bistro Grilled Chicken Burrito

Longtime fans of Freezer Meal Frenzy are probably tired of reading about our origin story at this point, but we’ll say it again for the folks who are new around here: We initially started this website as a frozen burrito review site before it quickly expanded into other areas. And that means we have a lot of warm fuzzy feelings when we think about frozen burritos.

So today we’re reviewing yet another one, the Artisan Bistro Grilled Chicken Burrito. We found this chonky boi in the freezer at our local co-op (oddly enough, it’s not listed on the “Where to Buy” section of the Artisan Bistro website). As always, we’re excited to dig into yet another frozen burrito.

Now, the last time we reviewed an Artisan Bistro burrito, we cooked it in the oven. We promised that the next time we reviewed one, we would try the microwave, so that’s what we’re going to do today. (If you want to see the full cooking instructions for both the microwave and the oven, scroll down to the bottom of this review and check out those package scans.)

Artisan Bistro Grilled Chicken Burrito

We’re not gonna lie, this comes out of the microwave smelling kind of weird. There’s this odd scent that smells vaguely of tires. That was kind of a red flag, but we persisted anyway; it’s our duty, after all. As it turns out, this tastes a whole lot better than it smells. In fact, it’s downright delicious.

Now, one thing we pointed out in our previous Artisan Bistro review is that they tend to use more meat than a lot of their competitors. That seems to be the case here too, as the chunks of chicken are pretty substantial (you can see what we mean in the image above). And that’s a really moist, soft chicken that practically melts in your mouth. It’s good stuff.

That chicken is surrounded with rice and Monterrey Jack cheese. The rice tastes like it has a little bit of lime juice added (a quick glance at the ingredients list confirms our suspicions), and the cheese provides a nice southwestern finish to this burrito combo.

There are also black beans inside, but not many. We only found one or two in our entire burrito. We’re guessing they were just added to tick off a box on the burrito list, but we honestly would have been totally fine without them.

One burrito contains 400 calories and 680 mg of sodium. That’s kind of a lot because, while this is slightly bigger than, say, an Evol burrito, it’s nowhere near as filling as a Trader Joe’s burrito. We could see someone scarfing down two of these in a sitting if they were really hungry.

All things considered, the Artisan Bistro Grilled Chicken Burrito is a pretty tasty frozen burrito. Yes, it smells kind of weird, but if you push through that, you’ll find a great-tasting lunch here. Just be careful, because this isn’t exactly diet-friendly.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen burrito, check out our package scans below.

Artisan Bistro Grilled Chicken Burrito
Artisan Bistro Grilled Chicken Burrito
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