So this happened last night:
What you’re looking at is five gluten-free, breaded chicken breast chunks (and a side of plum sauce, included with the meat) from Pinty’s new EatWell line! This line of products (all gluten-free) includes:
- Breaded chicken breast fillets, tenders, chunks, and nuggets
- Whole and sliced grilled chicken breasts (available in apple butter, lemon parmesan pesto, and Mediterranean flavours)
- Rotisserie-style chicken breast strips
- Pizza with grilled chicken
I was really excited to try this new product, but extremely worried that I would be disappointed. It’s very rare for a frozen product to end up looking (and tasting) like the product on the box, but I have to say that these are fabulous. After 30 minutes in the oven, they came out soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, with a light herb seasoning.
In terms of nutrition, the chicken breast chunks weren’t as bad as I expected them to be. Five pieces rings in at 210 calories and 6 grams of fat. You could easily pair these with a salad and come in well under an adult’s recommended calorie count for supper. The ingredients are mostly corn and rice-based, with no preservatives.
Price-wise, they are comparable to similar, gluten-containing convenience products. We paid $13.99 for an 810 gram box. (Compare this to around $7 for a 220 gram box of Ian’s chicken nuggets.) You should be able to find most products at major grocery stores as well as Wal-Mart.
All of the EatWell products are labeled gluten-free but not certified, which means that Pinty’s have tested the product to ensure that there is less than 20 parts per million of gluten, but their processes and testing have not been audited by an outside agency. There are no warnings on the box about the product being made in a facility that also uses wheat products either.
This week, we’re going to make KFC-style popcorn chicken bowls with the chicken breast chunks, as well as tortillas with the lemon parmesan pesto strips! If you have a chance to try these products, let us know what you think.