- Pack of 6, 10-ounce meals (60 ounce)
- Microwavable Bowl
- Delicious microwave meal
You Can Blame It On The Gravy, I Guess
The chicken is tasteless; but would be so-so when compared to most Compleats. The dressing is…well, I don’t know really how the dressing tastes because any flavor is “compleatly” wiped out by the true culprit in this disaster…..
That would bring us to the gravy, or whatever they call that stuff on top. I don’t know how the good folks at Hormel accomplished this; but they produced a substance that not only is tasteless in itself, but draws flavor from everything around it. That had to be quite an accomplishment, scientifically; but not good, gourmet-wise. Certain brands of glue might be better, I’m afraid. At least you could taste them.
While doing this, let me again apologize to the dressing. Just too much gravy to have any idea what it might be like.
Hormel Compleats Chicken Breast & Dressing
Salty, and too much celery
I didn’t care much for this… the dressing is pasty, gluey and has way too much celery for my taste. The gravy is too salty. The chicken breast is dry, stringy, and difficult to cut unless you remove it to a plate, which defeats the purpose of such a quick microwave meal.
good idea but….
GREAT MICRO-WAVE MEALS
Salty but filling
Well, he quickly killed that after trying about four of them. He now will only eat them as a last resort. He’s really not all that fond of them. Which leaves me to eat them seeing as how we have so many in the house.
The chicken breast and dressing is one of the better ones of the Hormel line but it does have its faults. The gravy is too salty like many of Hormel’s products. The dressing, though, is good and filling and I actually prefer it over the potatoes you can find in many of the red meat meals. I’m not normally a fan of celery but the occasional crisp it adds to the dressing is very welcome. The texture gives what would otherwise be a pretty mushy meal, a tiny bit of contrast. The chicken in this is one of Hormel’s better meats, mostly because I feel like I’m actually eating meat (which unfortunately isn’t always the case with Hormel). I would say that the gravy would be much better with way less salt but I’m afraid if you took the salt away, the flavor would just be a bland, blah bore.
For what this is — a non-perishable prepared food that is fairly cheap — it’s pretty good. It will fill you up quickly at very low effort and cost, but if you are going to compare it to something you can make yourself, well, there really isn’t any comparison.
All I know is that if the end of the world were to come, we have so many of these that we would be set for some while. Well, as long as the end of the world didn’t mean the end of working microwaves, that is 🙂
hormel compleats chicken and stuffing
Delicious and Amazing
Brown bowl of mush
Hormel Chicken and Stuffing Dinner
Better than I thought they would be!
Hormel Compleats Chicken Breast and Dressing
For the price? Excellent!
not Awful but not very good
The stuffing was good. The chick breast was ok> The gravy wasn’t good. If you’re good with jazzing up premade meals with your own spices or condiments you might be able to give it some better taste. It’s much better than the chicken and mashed potato variety if that helps anybody- the sauce/gravy in that one is the absolute worst-kinda like a white paste–yuck.
I like the turkey/stuffing if that helps you judge my taste buds in relation to yours.
To some people this really will taste good- and to others it will be horrible_ that’s the thing about everybody having different taste- some people like chocolate and some vanilla-
I ordered mine in June 2012 and the ‘use by date’ or ‘expire’ date is June 2013_ so a 1 year shelf life is very good and convenient- especially for long term storage and emergency supplies and desk drawers incase you need a quick meal at work, for the kids when you don’t feel like cooking_ only 90 seconds in microwave is a miracle.
I only paid $2 per meal and s/h was free