Review: Trader Joe's Chicken Marsala with Mashed Potatoes

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I know I should learn how to cook. I know that it's cheaper to make meals out of scratch. 

But if I always cooked food from scratch, I would never know all the delicious meals Trader Joe's has to offer. And this blog would not exist!

(As a sidenote, I personally like Trader Joe's pre-cooked meals better than meal delivery services like Munchery, SpoonRocket, etc. I think the quality is better, and the serving is much bigger for a lower cost.)

With that said, I have fallen in like with another one of Trader Joe's refrigerated meals: TJ's Chicken Marsala with Mashed Potatoes.


This meal is big enough for two people to share. At $6.29, that is just a little over $3 a person for a filling dinner! Very reasonable in my book.


One caveat is that this particular meal is not the healthiest. But after a long day at work and an intense workout, this Chicken Marsala was just the thing I needed.

"A classic Italian-American dish. Trader Joe's Chicken Marsala replicates a restaurant experience at a fraction of the price. Lightly floured chicken breast is sauteed with mushrooms, cream, butter, shallots and marsala wine, then paired with creamy mashed potatoes. It's fully cooked and heats in the microwave in less than three minutes. Who needs a restaurant when dining in tastes this good?"
I'd have to agree with the description. To me, it tasted similar to what a mid-level restaurant might offer on the menu.


My lovely boyfriend made brussels sprouts to accompany the chicken and mashed potatoes - muy bien! 

To make the brussels sprouts, he tossed them in olive oil and a generous heaping of garlic salt. Then toast in the Nu-Wave oven for 20 minutes - voila, crispy, "healthy" goodness!



The chicken was plump and juicy. It did not taste like it came out of a box at all! I scooped every bit of sauce into my mouth.



I highly, highly recommend Trader Joe's Chicken Marsala with Mashed Potatoes! It can be found at your local Trader Joe's, in the refrigerated aisle for $6.29. 

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