Hello Fresh – Dinner #2

This is the second of three – a series of dinner reviews of the popular meal delivery service, Hello Fresh. I have been eye’ing these companies for a while now, and recently decided to give a couple of them a try!  If you’d like to try Hello Fresh, here’s a code for $35 off your first order – JENNIFERB35.

So….. here’s dinner #2 – Crispy Chicken with Brown Butter Corn and Tomato-Cucumber-Cilantro Salad.  Sounds like comfort food to me!  This is what it’s supposed to look like: crispy-chicken-w36-ab579587

Ingredients were packaged nicely and compact.  My only complaint was the corn was dry, and there was a suspicious spot on it….

I was excited to try an oven-baked crispy chicken.  Fried chicken is sooooo yummy, but a pain to make and really loaded with calories and fat.  The boneless skinless chicken thighs were huge in this package – about 6 ounces each.  Recipe directions were simple, and this was the end result about 30 minutes later:


My family loved it!  The chicken was tender, juicy and crispy on the outside.  The thighs were dunked in sour cream and then dredged in panko crumbs, pan-fried for a couple of minutes on each side, and finished cooking by baking in the oven.  Really tasty!

Even the corn perked up when cooked in a little butter…. what doesn’t taste good with butter, right?!  It didn’t taste dry at all, and had a lovely sweet flavor.

I never buy those cute little cucumbers, but they sure taste fresh and crisp!  I’m going to include them more often in our salads now.  My kiddo doesn’t like tomatoes, so she wasn’t a fan of the salad….. no problem, just more for me!

Nutrition Facts Per Meal – 450 calories, 34 g carbohydrate, 39 g protein, 21 g fat (8 g saturated), 6 g fiber, 145 mg sodium, 168 mg cholesterol.2016-09-13-17-49-22

How it works:

  1. You choose the recipes you want to try.  There are Classic, Vegetarian and Family.  You choose 3 recipes for 2 or 4 adults, or with the Family plan for 2 adults and 2 children.
  2. The foods are delivered to your door with cooler packs.  Recipes are included.
  3. You prepare the meals and your family enjoys!

To see the other Hello Fresh reviews –

Disclaimer:  I was not paid to write these reviews, however, Hello Fresh did provide the meals boxes free of charge.

If you’d like to try Hello Fresh, here’s a code for $35 off your first order – JENNIFERB35.

Author: drjennbowersnutrition

Dr. Bowers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, education and health promotion. Her down-to-earth philosophy is "All foods can fit!"

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