The premise is simple – the flavors of your local American-Chinese restaurant, available on hand from the convenience of your home freezer anytime the mood strikes.
Cooking: This is a two step process. First cook up and crisp the battered chicken, you can use the oven or pan fry. With that complete you simply add the heated sauce to the chicken bites – InnovAsian recommends using the microwave for this step, its all pretty simple.
Taste and texture: Sadly the final execution doesn’t live up to the promise. The batter is thick and heavy and chewy. While the neon-bright sauce is thankfully not too sweet the interior chicken is poor and has an unappealing taste.
Overall: A poor effort in my book. Most restaurants handily beat this rendition. Even if you don’t have a semi-decent Chinese restaurant in your area, I’d still advise caution with these. You’d be much better off with any number of frozen chicken nugget products that beat the core of this product.
InnovAsian Orange Chicken nutrition and cooking
Is InnovAsian Orange Chicken any good?
This product is a pass for me. There’s little to strongly recommend here.
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