While strolling through Walmart, I was looking for different alternatives to make for dinner. My boyfriend always needs some sort of meat to eat with his meals and he ended up finding this Banquet fried chicken in the frozen section. I was kind of hesitant at trying it, but went ahead and decided to buy it. You guys… I was surprised in more ways than one by this fried chicken so I figured I would share with you all my experience of making and eating Banquet frozen fried chicken.
I tried Banquet Fried Chicken – Review
So let me just say that I didn’t realize that you were supposed to bake this chicken for like an hour. You could also cook it in the microwave, but I must say that everything tastes better when you bake it versus microwaving it and we wanted the full experience so the oven is what’s best. It said on the box that it’s supposed to be baked for an hour which was disappointing for me when I had planned on making it when we returned home from grocery shopping. However we were so hungry and wanted something quick so I decided to cook something else that was much faster.
I opened the box and I’ll admit, I was extremely disappointed. I was expecting to see maybe 8 pieces of chicken in the box. I paid $10.57 for this box of chicken and there were only 5 pieces of chicken inside which apart of me felt betrayed. I’m not even being dramatic.. I was very bothered by this because I did the math instantly. I could have went to Popeye’s and purchased a meal with more chicken as well as sides for under $12, but I digress.
So I preheated the oven and popped the chicken in the oven. Now I will say after maybe 20 minutes.. it started smelling like someone was legit frying chicken. It smelled amazing. I could even hear the chicken sizzling in the oven. After an hour passed, I took it out and let it cool for maybe 3 minutes.
The Taste & Texture
So the chicken was sooo crispy which was surprising. The texture tasted just like someone had just got done frying it and took it out of the hot oil. and it tasted like fresh fried chicken! I was so shocked. The seasoning was there and the flavor was amazing. I ate this with a salad along with macaroni and cheese. It was perfect!
Do I recommend getting the Banquet Fried Chicken?
I would if you’re craving fried chicken and you want something you can make without having to leave your home. The chicken tasted crispy and absolutely delicious when baked in the oven. The only con is that in the box I purchased I only received 5 pieces of chicken for $10.57 which is pretty high to me in all honesty, but if you’re looking for something easy and practical to keep in your freezer… It’s a great dinner meal purchase. However if you have a big family, you’ll need to purchase more boxes.
I hope you guys enjoyed this Banquet Fried Chicken review!
Would you try this? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment down below.
Perfect for me and my lazy self! I never want to go out anyways LOL
Wow that is pretty high for the small amount of pieces. I agree that it’s worth it to take the time to bake. Baking always trumps microwave for flavor.
It is interesting to see if the cover then promises what it shows and it doesn’t look bad! I’ll try them too!
I am happy to hear it was crispy, that is so hard to come by for frozen. I need to try this out some time it would be a huge time saver.
It looks so crispy! That’s the one thing I haven’t been able to accomplish when I make homemade fried chicken.
$10.57 seems kind of high for 5 pieces of chicken! I may look for it on sale!
Your photos has got my mouth watering, especially since they were crispy. This is something I would get to try even though they are on the pricy side
I love fried chicken and we eat a lot of chicken in our house, so I definitely want to give this a try. I know what it feels like to get home from the grocery store and think you’ll be able to cook dinner in a short amount of time. I think an hour does sound good, but I think I would bake it. Thanks for sharing about your experience!
My other half would love this. His fav food is chicken especially the ones with all the crispy coating on like this x
This looks good. I love chicken. This is good enough even if it is instant