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Bag of frozen Perdue Popcorn Chicken purchased at Costco
Perdue Popcorn Chicken cooked

My boyfriend and I bought some of the frozen Perdue Popcorn Chicken from Costco to have as a snack every now and then. The instructions on the bag state the preferred cooking method is using a conventional oven or toaster oven, but we just used the microwave instructions. The microwave instructions don't state how many pieces to microwave for 3 - 3.5 minutes, so we just tried microwaving 8 pieces.

Although the breading was thick, it didn't turn out very crispy. It was kind of doughy and a little too thick for me. The chicken underneath the breading was OK, but it was a little dry, and the overall taste of the chicken was a little peppery.

It was fine as a quick snack, but I don't know if I'd get these again.

Overall Rating:
OK
Food: Frozen Perdue Popcorn Chicken (chicken breast chunks with rib meat fritters)
Source: Costco, Tucson, AZ
Rating: OK

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Box of Lemongrass Chicken Stix from Trader Joe's
Lemongrass Chicken Stix from Trader Joe's cooked

I've seen the frozen Thai Lemongrass Chicken Stix at Trader Joe's for a while, but I've never had it, so I finally decided to give a box a try. I cooked the whole box of 10 in a toaster oven following the oven instructions. I baked them on top of foil instead of a baking sheet.

The chicken stick wrappers were crunchy like spring rolls, and the texture on the filling inside was good; it wasn't mushy. I liked the slightly sweet lemongrass flavor of the "lemongrass-flavored" chicken. Unfortunately, that wasn't the strongest taste. The taste of the chicken was a little lemony and VERY peppery. The first "chicken stick" I had was OK, but as I continued eating, the pepper taste became way too overwhelming, and I couldn't eat any more.

Overall Rating:
OK
Food: Thai Joe's Lemongrass Chicken Stix from Trader Joe's
Source: Trader Joe's, Tucson, AZ
Rating: OK
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Box of Fry's / Kroger Thai Coconut Curry Chicken
Sealed package of Thai Coconut Curry Chicken
Fry's / Kroger Thai Coconut Curry Chicken

Similar to Kroger's Korean kalbi beef, Kroger's Thai coconut curry chicken came in a sealed bag with easy microwave instructions.

The chicken was like grilled chicken thigh meat, and it had a little bit of gristle. The curry was a thick sauce, and it tasted like a very sweet coconut curry. While I would have preferred the curry to be less sweet, I was happy that the sweetness didn't totally overwhelm the entire taste, so I was still able to enjoy the coconut curry taste with the chicken.

Overall Rating:
Good
Food: Kroger Thai Coconut Curry Chicken
Source: Fry's Food & Drug Store (Kroger), Tucson, AZ
Rating: Good

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