Monday, May 28, 2012

MRE Monday - Chicken With Tomatoes And Feta Cheese

Happy Memorial Day and a big Thank You to all of our veterans!

Nutritional Information:
Calories 210 Calories from fat:60
Total Fat:7g - 11% Daily Value (DV)
Saturated Fat:3.5g - 18% DV
Cholesterol: 65mg - 22% DV
Sodium: 1110 mg - 46% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 4g - 1% DV
Dietary Fiber: 1g - 4% DV
Sugars: 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 10%
Calcium: 15%
Iron: 10%

I read somewhere to keep my expectations low when eating MRE's. I am a self-described foodie and with nearly 30 years in the restaurant industry, I still think that food should look and taste good. That being said, I  imagined that it would be like the pulled chicken  consistency from a few weeks ago. The sauce, I had no idea what to expect, but I kinda keep it between low and edible.

The package was a nice size ( 8 oz. ) and a good sign for a dinner entree. I heated it up with boiling water, then opened it up and put it onto the plate seen above. I was pleased to see a whole chicken breast with rib meat. The sauce looked good, I would describe it as a creole type sauce. The two boys had a bite waiting on their forks when they came into the kitchen. Both ate it, but didn't ask for more. This wasn't a big surprise, but neither one spitting it out was a surprise. Neither asked for more. Sweetheart said that the sauce was a little off, and couldn't quite place the taste issue. I might be correcting this later, but I think that she could eat another one if a crisis situation developed. I actually liked it. It wouldn't be my first choice to order this on a menu, but I found it mildly spicy with the chicken breast having a good texture. The feta cheese was far off in the background flavor, barely detectable, but wished it had been more pronounced.

Final Thoughts:
I would order a few more. I guess this is the best compliment that I could give a product. What really worries me is appetite fatigue for the boys. I am wondering if any of the products would satisfy my young boys hunger pangs. The good thing about MREs is that each person can pick and choose what meal they want that day/night. I would rate this a 6/7 on a scale of 1 to 10. Not really excited about it, but I'd eat it.


  1. I imagine when they get hungry enough it will taste much better :)

    MY son is not picky. If it doesn't move away from him fast enough he eats it. Regardless what it is :)

  2. Hi just ran across your blog, interesting! :)