Oct 20, 2023

Review: Real Good Foods - Chicken Enchiladas

Real Good Foods Chicken Enchiladas packaging.

Real Good Foods' Chicken Enchiladas features chicken breast chunks, tomatillo sauce, and Monterey Jack rolled into a chicken-and-cheese "shell" instead of a tortilla.

A 9-oz package was $2.99 on sale (which is the lowest I've ever seen them go for).

Real Good Foods Chicken Enchiladas top-down view with quarter.

I usually would prepare this in the microwave but the box also included air fryer instructions so I went with that.

Out of the air fryer there was a good amount of browning that, fortunately, did not veer into burnt territory. It added some crunch as well as some toasted cheese notes.

Real Good Foods Chicken Enchiladas three-quarters view.

Unfortunately, the tomatillo sauce, which was pretty much a salsa verde (i.e. green sauce) separated so that there was a pool of clear liquid along the bottom of the bowl. It probably didn't help that, unlike a corn tortilla, the chicken shell didn't really catch or absorb much of the sauce. The texture wasn't great but the sauce contributed the fresh, tangy taste of tomatillos along with a bit of spicy heat from jalapeƱos.

The chicken-and-cheese shell was made with a combination of chicken, parmesan, water, oil, and salt to give the frozen meal a low-carb/keto-friendly profile (6g net carbs [9g carbs minus 3g dietary fiber] according the box). There wasn't much flavor to it and it felt like smooth deli meat. Inside was seasoned chicken and very mild Monterey Jack cheese. There wasn't much of a cheese pull to be found.

Real Good Foods Chicken Enchiladas cross-section.

Overall, Real Good Foods Chicken Enchiladas turned out decently in terms of taste and texture. It's quite simple on both fronts as it's really just chicken, cheese, and tomatillos with a few seasonings (mostly salt but also some onion and garlic). I did find myself missing the corn tortilla as it would have supplied just a touch more complexity to the meal. I'm not sure this would quell an enchilada craving for me but it would probably pass if you were doing a low-carb/keto diet or wanted a protein-laden frozen meal.

Nutritional Info - Real Good Foods Chicken Enchiladas
Serving Size - 2 enchiladas (255g)
Calories - 240 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 1090mg
Carbs - 9g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 32g

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