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Oct 15, 2010

Frozen Friday: Marie Callender's - Chicken Pot Pie

Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie in box
Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie features over a pound of food and is filled with white meat chicken, peas, carrots, celery, and potatoes.

It costs $3.99 but can be found on sale for around the $2 range. They're also available in a smaller size in bulk at some warehouse stores.

Marie Callender's Pot Pies are touted on the package as being the "#1 Selling Premium Pot Pie Brand" which isn't saying much as there's only three "premium" frozen pot pie brands that I know of (Stouffer's, Claim Jumper, and Marie Callender).

Marie's Pot Pies cook very well in the microwave and uses a crisping disc on top of the crust to ensure crispness. The stew tends to spill out and the box tends to stick to dishes, so I reduce clean up by using a paper towel to line my microwave.
Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie cooked
Tastewise, Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie was fine, but missing something: a little bit of flavor or spice or even pepper. While, the chicken and vegetables were plentiful and solid, it could be more flavorful.
Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie forkful of stew
The crust wasn't really flakey so much as crisp and a little doughy. It also lacked flavor and was fairly neutral. Having tried Claim Jumper's Chicken Pot Pie, it was just better overall, though Marie's did have more vegetables.

Nutritional Info - Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie - per  serving (234g) - 2 servings per pie
Calories - 520 (from Fat - 280)
Fat - 31g (Saturated Fat - 11g)
Sodium - 800mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 14g


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4 comments :

  1. This is the great blog, I'm reading them for a while, thanks for the new posts!

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  2. TWO SERVINGS PER PIE? Who eats only half? This sounds like a heart attack, cholesterol warning, and sodium bomb all rolled into one. I will pass on this and any other frozen junk.

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  3. cook it a lil longer so its not doughy. i eat this stuff but i hate the onions!

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  4. agreed. that's 1040 calories per -real- serving. no thanks. you could nearly 2 subway foot-longs for that.

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