I have always been a fan of Tyson products. I find that their prices are reasonable and their quality is excellent. When I spotted Tyson Chicken Quesadillas Kit in my local grocery store’s freezer section for less than seven dollars, I was eager to give it a try. The package stated that it contained six servings, so I thought that this product combined with a veggie filled salad would make a nice dinner for my family. Here are my thoughts and impressions of this product.
Tyson Chicken Quesadillas Kit is packaged in a twenty three point seventy five ounce bag containing six tortillas, white meat chicken, shredded Colby-Jack cheese and vegetables. The all inclusive aspect of this product appealed to me, as some nights are very hectic in my house and preparing and cooking an elaborate meal just isn’t in the cards.
Preparation of the Tyson Chicken Quesadillas Kit is certainly easy. After coating a large skillet with non stick cooking spray, the vegetables and chicken get heated for approximately seven or eight minutes. The tortillas are separated and placed in the microwave for just under a minute to heat. After the chicken and vegetables are heated through, they get placed on the tortillas with the cheese, folded, and heated in the same skillet after spraying the pan again with the non stick cooking spray. Each side of the quesadillas are heated for three to four minutes to ensure the cheese is melted.
As I was preparing the quesadillas to heat, I immediately noticed that the chicken and vegetables could not be stretched to fill all six tortillas. I was able to fill four of the quesadillas with a healthy amount of filling. As there are only four members of my family, this was not an issue, but consumers who attempted to feed six people from this quesadilla kit would surely be disappointed.
Each two quesadilla serving contains five hundred and ten calories. There is a total of twenty three grams of Fat, twelve grams of Saturated Fat and point five grams of Trans Fat. There is also four point five grams of Polyunsaturated Fat and six grams of Mono saturated Fat. Each serving of the Tyson Chicken Quesadillas Kit also contains eighty five milligrams of Cholesterol and one thousand, one hundred and ten milligrams of Sodium. There is also forty six grams of Total Carbohydrate, three grams of Dietary Fiber and three grams of Sugar. On the plus side, this product offers twenty nine grams of Protein, fifteen percent of Vitamin A, thirty five percent of Vitamin C, thirty five percent of Calcium and fifteen percent of Iron. Far from a health food, this product at least contains a fair amount of necessary nutrients. The high fat and sodium content, however, makes the Tyson Chicken Quesadillas Kit a meal that I would only offer my family on an occasional basis.
Overall I would give Tyson Chicken Quesadillas Kit three and a half out of five stars. The price is reasonable, but I felt the package contained only four servings instead of the advertised six. Preparation was simple and the ingredients were of the stellar quality that I have come to expect and love about Tyson. I would certainly buy this product again, but only occasionally, and then to cut in half to serve as appetizers instead of a dinner.