Following on from my recent testing of the Applegate nuggets I thought it was time to run the rule over their chicken burger product too. Much like the nuggets the burgers also come at a premium over their peers; this pack of four frozen patties is priced closed to $10.
Cooking: Bake or microwave. I air fried these, I always do when a product lists baking. As you might expect, the microwaved version comes out a limp, soggy thing.
Taste and texture: As you’d hope and expect, very much in line with their nuggets. This is simply a larger format of that product. Applegate’s chicken is a processed spongy mush, but it’s one that has a very identifiable chicken flavor. It’s a clean taste and not overly greasy. The exterior breading is minimal and adds just a tiny amount of crisp the bite.
Overall: I quite enjoyed these, but again, they come at a premium price where I’m really looking for an actual chicken breast perhaps. The price of course reflects the brand’s stated value of sourcing from smaller farms with higher standards of animal care. I should note that they don’t differ too much nutritionally from regular chicken patties from Tyson – which I found quite interesting.
Are Applegate Naturals Chicken Burgers any good?
A decent enough chicken burger, and one that’s sourced from smaller farms with better standards of animal care. The price reflects that premium sourcing.
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