I like to cook, but there are some many days I come home from work tired and really just want to do no more than heat something up for dinner. My friend Jon recommended these frozen mini chicken tacos from Trader Joe’s and said that they make a quick meal for him and his wife. He pairs them with chipotle salsa, also from Trader Joe’s. We tried ours with pineapple salsa.
The tacos take 6-8 minutes to cook in a 425 degree oven. The salsa takes 10 seconds to throw in a bowl. If I were really feeling fancy I could have thrown some sour cream in a bowl too.
The tacos are pretty good, especially given that all I have to do is heat them up. And the salsa is really good. Oh, and the best part: Charlie ate a couple of tacos. Miraculous!
mini chicken tacos: $3.99 for a box
pineapple salsa: $.66 (we used about 1/3 of the $1.99 jar)
Grand total: $4.65
Cost per serving: $1.86 (I estimated 2.5 servings in a box — Charlie’s serving only counts as 0.5!)
Does anyone else have recommendations for inexpensive frozen meals? I mean, who can’t benefit from a go-to frozen dish from time to time?!
I just looked in our freezer and was reminded of two other meals we really like from Trader Joe’s: Vegetarian Biryani and Mandarin Orange Chicken. Come to think of it, we’ve also had some frozen pizza that was pretty good too.