Are Yummy Chicken Breast Fries any good?
It’s hard to feel strongly in any one way about these chicken fries. They’re neither amazing nor terrible. Indeed, they’re pretty much processed chicken nuggets stretched into fry format.
As I recently joked, where exactly on the chicken is the nugget? Likewise, I’d love to see the chicken that these fingers come from; that would be a monster of a chicken. On second thought, no, I don’t want to meet that chicken, that sounds terrifying.
Silliness aside, this notably highlights the heavily processed nature of this product. While the packaging proudly announces “minimally processed” theres no real information on what that means; see a close up below, this is pretty removed from an actual chicken, finger or not. For all intents and purposes, this is the industrial chicken nugget you love or hate – simply elongated.
Texture wise these offer a fairly spongy and flaccid interior (see below) but that’s par for the course with this type of product. As is the taste which is much of a muchness. I didn’t hate these, nor did I love them, they’re perhaps the epitome of mass produced mediocrity. I mainly ate them as a lunch time snack in lieu of nuggets, on a sandwich. I imagine they’d be plenty fun served as a side dish with a few dipping sauces.
Again, none of the above is meant as a sleight at all, I happily finished the whole package, and may buy them again one day. Just don’t expect any surprises here, these are essentially standard, bulk, chicken nuggets by any other name.
Yummy Chicken Breast Fries – what’s in the bag?
Inside the cardboard packaging you’ll find a plastic bag, and inside that an absolute mountain of chicken fries. I didn’t even bother counting them as you can see in the picture below. Sadly the bag isn’t resealable, so once opened you might want to repackage.
A nice touch is that the cooking instructions are reprinted on the plastic bag. That way you can toss the bulky exterior packaging and just safely stow the more easily storable bag in the freezer:
Yummy Chicken Breast Fries
Given the packaging (see below) I imagine the prescribed way to serve these is as a side dish. Honestly, I just used them like a regular chicken nugget, albeit a rather rectangular one! Here’s a few shots and close up of the texture:
Yummy Chicken Breast Fries cooking instructions
You can cook these just about any way you can imagine. I bet they’re great out of the deep fat fryer – but I purposefully got rid of mine decades ago… At any rate these cook up just fine in the microwave, which is also the easiest method:
Yummy Chicken Breast Fries nutrition and ingredients
Remarkably, these actually have less protein than a faux-meat product such as MorningStar Farms nuggets. Otherwise these aren’t terrible nutritionally speaking, if eaten in sensible portions.
Yummy Chicken Breast Fries – what’s a fair price?
I paid $6.49 for the 24 ounce container at a local grocery store. That easily works out to cents per chicken fry and from a bargain perspective is great.
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