I don’t think it’s unfair to call this junk food. It’s a highly processed product that’s pre-cooked, requiring just a microwave and barely 60 seconds of patience. Don’t get me wrong either, I love junk food like the next hungry soul. Sometimes that hit of salt and fat and processed unreality is just what I’m craving.
So how does this product from Kroger in the freezer aisle stack up?
Not bad I’d say. I’m always ready to be completely underwhelmed and possibly grossed out by items like this, but this was decently average in its own context. This is clearly competing against fast food, not least in terms of style, nutrition and price. I grabbed this for a measly $1.99.
It’s a decent stand in for a fast food chicken sandwich. The patty stays decently juicy, and I was surprised to find it not exceedingly over salted. On the flipside this is drrrryyyyyy. Bring your own mayonnaise to the party for the best experience. Be careful with the bun too, the patty will hold up to a little extra cooking time, but the bread gets hard fast from overcooking.
Kroger Microwaveable Chicken Sandwich nutrition, ingredients, cooking
Is the Kroger Microwaveable Chicken Sandwich any good?
Our verdict? 2.5/5.0. Compared to its direct peers, which lets be honest is fast food, it’s actually not too bad. It’s pretty dry though, be sure to bring your own fixings.
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC – Utah’s biggest and oldest online food magazine; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. I started Shop Smart to catalogue my adventures in the grocery store and kitchen. Follow along on Instagram too!