Are Jimmy Dean Southern Style Chicken Biscuits any good?
Yes, these are fun and flavorful biscuits, a great way to start the day. They cook up in just over a minute and will more than likely keep you running until lunch time. Be sure to check the nutrition on these of course, like most freezer->microwave meals, they’re not exactly health food.
The packaging for these chicken biscuits verges on the almost silly; the big, bossy box almost suggests, “go ahead pick me up, I’m bursting with great flavor”. There’s no doubt the bright visuals and oversized box grabs the attention.
I’m guessing the direct competition for this product are early morning fast food drive thrus which tend to offer a very similar product; albeit here you have the added bonus of being able to avoid the lines and extra trip. Cooking is a cinch (see below), convenience is off the charts, but how do they taste?
Actually not bad. The biscuit itself is pretty dry, but the chicken patty makes up for it, a reformed mish mash that’s quite juicy. There’s a very overt ‘chicken’ flavor and the texture is meaty and chewy, not soggy. Its a very satisfying wake me up snack, coming in at just ender 300 calories. It’s not the worst choice, its obviously not the best – see below for full details of the nutrition.
I’m not entirely certain what element of this earns the “Southern” moniker, possibly the seasoning on the chicken, but it’s very mild. I found myself dipping in a little ketchup to just take a little dryness off the biscuits, I might add hot sauce as well in the future. These biscuits are definitely a fun change of pace over the regular sausage varieties.
Jimmy Dean Southern Style Chicken Biscuit – what’s in the box
You’ll find four sandwiches inside the quite large cardboard packaging. Each is individually wrapped in a plastic wrapper which is appreciated.
Jimmy Dean Southern Style Chicken Biscuit
Here’s the final product, cooked from frozen and displayed in lovely dappled morning sunlight:
Jimmy Dean Southern Style Chicken Biscuit – cooking instructions
65 seconds in the microwave is all this takes, maybe a touch longer if you have a slightly less powerful microwave. I went ahead and added another 25 seconds. You can also defrost these and cook them right from the refrigerator; if you do the packaging recommends consuming within three days of defrosting.
Jimmy Dean Southern Style Chicken Biscuit – nutrition and ingredients
The only negative from is the nutrition, but come on, if you’re not expect a hit of salt and fat from a product like this, you’re kinda deluding yourself! Still, things aren’t too bad as part of a balanced diet the rest of your day, just don’t go eating one every morning.
Jimmy Dean Southern Style Chicken Biscuit – more packaging
Jimmy Dean Southern Style Chicken Biscuit – what’s a fair price
I paid $6.48 for this four pack from Walmart. That works out to $1.62 per biscuit which places it fairly alongside similar fast food options; the bonus here of course being there’s no need to battle the early morning drive thru lines!
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2 thoughts on “Review: Jimmy Dean Southern Style Chicken Biscuit”
Is there a trick when microwaving these biscuits? The biscuits always develop a dry, hard spot as they cool. They are really good other than the problem with getting hard spots.
I’m afraid I don’t have any real tips Betty. Perhaps play around with different spots in your microwave, or different heat settings if you have the option to use less power. Maybe part cook as a sandwich, then separate the three items and cook at different rates. I don’t recall having this particular issue, but I bet there’s a way around it, probably unique to your MW.
As ever, if you do deviate from the package instructions do make sure your food is piping hot, safe and at the right temp!