September 04, 2012

Old World Kitchen Spinach & Feta Cheese Chicken: a quick review

While I don't do too many reviews on An American Housewife, I realized it was because I don't buy too many 'prepared' foods.  This is a product I tried last month from our local Sam's Club.  It's Old World Kitchen Spinach & Feta Cheese Chicken patties.  Here are some quick stats from their website;
  • 8 - 1/4 lb. burgers
  • Fully cooked
  • Gluten free
  • All natural*
  • Microwaveable in minutes
  • Inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
*Minimally processed *No artificial ingredients *No preservatives

Ingredients: Chicken, feta cheese (cultured milk, water, cream, skim milk, natural flavor, salt, casein, xanthan/guar gum, lactic acid, enzymes, powdered cellulose [to prevent caking]), spinach, caramelized onion, roasted garlic, salt, black pepper, green onion, natural flavors, parsley. Contains: Milk.

Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 patty (112g); Servings per container: 8; Calories: 180; Calories from fat: 90; Total fat: 10g; Saturated fat: 3g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 600mg; Total carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary fiber: 1g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 20g; Vitamin A: 10%; Vitamin C: 8%; Calcium: 6%; Iron: 6%.

I bought these as a quick dinner idea and alternative to the typical grilled chicken patty.  We had them twice since there 8 in the package and I was only cooking for 3 of us on these nights.  The first time, I served them as most people do, as a burger.  They were fine, but we didn't rave about them.  They didn't have a lot of taste, the bun and condiments and toppings were easily overpowering the flavor of the chicken.  The second time I made them I decided to grill them and forgo the bun.  I served them as a chicken breast would be served, with a side of rice.  They were wonderful!  The spinach and feta is in them, but it's just enough to give the chicken good flavor without knowing what that flavor really is.  You cannot actually taste spinach or feta... it's just all a nice balance and blend. 

I strongly suggest not over cooking these as you want to be sure they stay tender and juicy.  Served with a side of vegetables, salad or rice....  thumbs up from this family.

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