Review of Birds Eye Garlic Chicken Skillet Meal

by StevenHelmer

I purchased this at Costco a few days ago. Was it worth the money?

Product Description: Frozen heat-and-serve skillet meal from the Birds Eye brand consisting of chicken, vegetables and pasta. The meal is prepared on the stove by combining the contents of the bag with water and cooking until everything is thoroughly heated. I purchased this product while shopping at Costco a few days ago and made it for dinner Saturday night.


This is a product my wife and I used to purchase on a regular basis but haven’t had in a long time because the price rarely justifies the convenience. However, I happened to find a good deal on this product a few days ago, while shopping at Costco, and decided to purchase it.

She had to work Saturday afternoon so, looking for something that would be convenient to make (so it was done by the time she got home), I ended up preparing this for dinner. Unfortunately, after having it again for the first time in a while, I have to say my opinion about this product was a bit mixed.

Birds Eye Garlic Chicken
Birds Eye Garlic Chicken
Photo by Steven Helmer

As far as convenience goes, I had no complaints. All I had to do to prepare this dinner was empty the bag into the skillet, add water and cook. This was definitely something I did like about this product because I have purchased similar items in the past that involved quite a few extra steps (cooking the chicken separately, adding a seasoning packet, etc.).

I’ll also say the dinner was much more filling than I was expecting it to be. When I made this, I figured we wouldn’t have any left. However, there was enough left over for another meal, making it a bit more worth my money

My biggest complaint about this product was the taste. It wasn’t terrible. But, it did seem to be a bit bland. In fact, I don’t think I tasted any garlic in the garlic chicken.

Also the overall quality of the chicken was a bit questionable. My wife found a bone in one of her pieces and several other chicken chunks seemed to be mostly fat. In other words, it was convenient, but I do think they took short cuts we wouldn’t have taken had we made a similar skillet meal from scratch.

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Final Opinion

As I said, the dinner did lack something as far as taste and quality go and, because of it, I’m not sure I would pay full price for this product. However, the convenience does count for something and, if I were to find this product on sale again, I probably would purchase it.

My Grade: C

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Updated: 05/31/2016, StevenHelmer
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