Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers

These Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers are hands down one of my favorite meat products to pick up at Trader Joe’s. Why? They’re premade frozen chicken patties that are perfectly portioned, packed with flavor and very simple to make.

Chicken burgers (at least in my opinion) can be considered gross and plain. I enjoy chicken BUT I only enjoy chicken that is graciously seasoned. Chicken burgers are unlike hamburgers, they require seasoning to really taste like anything. These pack a flavorful punch including ingredients such as onions, bell peppers, garlic, cilantro, salt, lime juice and red pepper flakes. The flavors blend together well making a very unique and tasty eating experience.

The burgers are recommended to be thawed in the refrigerator for a few hours before cooking to make a quick and easy cooking experience. Throw them on the grill or in a frying pan both options provide a tasty end product. I do enjoy these on a classic multigrain slim, or even hamburger bun, topped with some of my favorite burger toppings (ketchup, mustard, red onion, lettuce and tomato). Although when I do have it handy I prefer to top these burgers with Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Guacamole. It gives it a tex-mex vibe which is pleasing to my palette.

Each burger contains 150 calories – which equals a very gracious 3 points plus value. Delicious and low in points? No wonder it’s one of my favorites!

QUESTION:
Have you tried Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers?

Trader Joe’s Dinner – Chile Lime Chicken Burgers & Beer Battered Onion Rings

 


Firstly, I want to point out that these two items are quite possibly two of my favorite items that Trader Joe’s sells – both of which are available in their freeze section.  The greatest thing about this meal is the fact it takes little to no time at all to throw together.  The burgers are raw, so after defrosting in the fridge for 2-hours, they cook up in under 15 minutes – usually everything (burgers and onion rings) are finishing up around the same time.
The Chile Lime Chicken Burgers {which are 3 points plus for 1 or 7 for 2 if you’re “hangry”] are a fabulous invention by the masterminds at Trader Joe’s.  It’s a classic chicken burger – and I admit when I first purchased these (I’ve repurchased quite a bit) I was skeptical of the flavor.  I’ve purchased plain chicken burgers from the store and they’re always blah. You an season them to death but they always end up tasting like a plain chicken burger.  These are just perfectly seasoned and delicious.  The flavors that make up the burgers are not over powering, they’re just great.
The Beer Battered Onion Rings [which are only 4 points plus for 3 oz] are frankly the best frozen onion rings I have ever had and that’s saying a lot!  Usually frozen onion rings are well, disgusting, or mediocre but these are just plain delicious. I spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray, layer out my onion rings and I spritz the top of them with spray.  Typically I flip them a little more than half-way through cooking time.  They just come out nice and crispy, the onion inside the ring is plentiful, soft and not overpowering.  The flavor is delicious; they’re mildly sweet but just overall perfection.  They’ve been a continuous staple in my freezer since I first tried them – but sadly, we finished the last bag so that means they’re on my “To Buy” list for Trader Joe’s.
We ate this on simple toasted bread (I had mine on light Italian bread) topped with a little tomato, lettuce, mustard and a pinch of ketchup. Delish!  Overall dinner was 9 points plus and delicious!
QUESTION:
Have you tried either of these Trader Joe’s products?