Scott & Jon’s Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Review

Scott & Jon's Chicken & Bacon Alfredo

The Scott & Jon’s brand specializes in shrimp-based frozen meals. It’s a bold choice, as not everyone is into shrimp. Then again, there aren’t a lot of other frozen food brands that specialize in shrimp — at least, not that we can think of off the tops of our heads — so there’s probably not a ton of competition in this niche.

But Scott & Jon’s is also covering their bases by offering meals without shrimp. For example, the Scott & Jon’s Chicken & Bacon Alfredo pasta bowl, which we’re reviewing today, has not even a hint of shrimp in it. So let’s see what this shrimp-less dish is all about!

Of course, that means we have to cook it. Thankfully, Scott & Jon’s meals are always simple to heat up. For this one, just cut a small slit in the film, then microwave it for three and a half minutes. That’s all there is to it. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions straight off the box, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Scott & Jon's Chicken & Bacon Alfredo

This comes out of the microwave looking a little bit sickly and pale, and we have to admit that the sauce is a lot runnier than we’d like. Come on, Scott and Jon, alfredo is supposed to be creamy, not watery!

That said, this dish has got it going on where it really matters: the flavor. This tastes great. That’s largely because of the sauce, which is surprisingly rich despite it having the consistency of soup broth. It has a lovely cheese-and-garlic flavor that doesn’t take the heavy-handed approach to garlic that some other frozen foods take.

The broccoli is startlingly good too, with a fresh flavor and even hints of an earthy sweetness that we’d expect from snap peas but not usually broccoli. It goes really well with the sauce too.

The one weak spot here is actually the chicken. It’s pretty bland and the consistency feels kind of chalky and low-rent. Scott & Jon’s attempted to cover this by adding bacon bits, but the chicken portion is actually pretty generous, which just makes its mediocrity more apparent.

Now, there’s actually a shrimp version of this same meal, and while it has the same issues with the sauce (it’s too watery), the shrimp is a much better protein than the chicken that’s used here. So if you’re trying to decide between shrimp and chicken, we recommend the shrimp.

One thing that’s been consistent across all of the Scott & Jon’s meals that we’ve tried is that they’re low in calories. This meal is no exception, with just 290 calories per bowl. The sodium is just a tad high, at 780 mg, but that’s only slightly above average for a frozen meal. If you’re eating a lot of frozen food, you’re going to be consuming a lot of sodium; that’s just the way it is.

The Scott & Jon’s Chicken & Bacon Alfredo pasta bowl is pretty good, though the mediocre chicken portion knocks it down a peg. It’s a shame, because Scott & Jon’s isn’t stingy with the chicken as far as portion size is concerned, but they skimped where it really counts: the quality. We said this already, but we recommend the shrimp version of this meal over the chicken one.

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

Scott & Jon's Chicken & Bacon Alfredo
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