Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Chicken Review

Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Chicken Review
Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Chicken

Product Name: Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Chicken

Product Description: 10 ounce frozen meal of Lemongrass Basil Chicken served with basmati rice.

Brand: Saffron Road

Offer price: 5.69

Currency: USD

  • Flavor
  • Spiciness
  • Healthy
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Summary

This is a decent Thai meal with a mild/moderate spice level.  The meal features a LOT of green bell peppers and onions.

Pros

Healthy

Fresh Flavors

Nice Spice Level

Cons

Too many green bell peppers and onions for my personal taste.

The Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Chicken is a frozen meal that heats up in just a few minutes.  The meal features white meat chicken in a Thai green curry sauce featuring lemongrass and basil and is served with basmati rice.

Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Chicken

I have had mostly positive experiences with the Saffron Road brand so I was curious to check out their take on Thai cuisine.

Lemongrass Basil Chicken Nutrition and Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this frozen meal.

Nutrition Facts

You get one tray of curry and rice per 10 ounce package.  The tray is considered a single servings.

The nutritional facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 8g (10% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% DV)
  • Sodium: 540mg (23% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 43g (16% DV)
  • Protein: 16g

This frozen Thai meal looks to be on the healthy side to me.  The meal is close to 300 calories and is extremely low in sodium for a frozen meal.

Lemongrass Chicken Nutrition

Ingredient List

The Lemongrass Chicken has the following ingredients:

  • Basmati rice
  • Chicken breast
  • Coconut cream
  • Green bell peppers
  • Onions
  • Cane sugar
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Lemongrass
  • Green curry paste
  • Corn starch
  • Thai basil
  • Lemon juice
  • “Spices”
  • Sea Salt
  • Rice starch
  • Sunflower oil

There are no preservatives or artificial colors/flavors in this meal.

The packaging indicates that this meal is:

  • Gluten Free
  • Certified Halal
  • Medium Spice Level

Heating and Serving the Lemongrass Chicken

Here is how I heated the dish before it became my daughter’s lunch 🙂

Heating Instructions

The heating instructions for this product are:

  • Remove the tray from the box.
  • Peel the plastic film slightly open to vent.
  • Microwave on High for four minutes.
  • Stir.
  • Microwave for one more minute.
  • Serve.

How Does the Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Chicken Taste?

I asked my daughter to try this meal as I would not be able to give it a fair review.  The dish is LOADED with green bell peppers and onions.  This is a flavor combination that some people love but is one that I do not like.

Ready to Eat Lemongrass Basil Chicken

My daughter’s first reaction was surprise at how fresh everything tasted.  She doesn’t normally associate frozen meals with freshness so this was pleasing.

  • She rated the flavor as a 7 out of 10.
  • She rated the spiciness as a 4 or 5. Pretty mild but still had a little kick. 

My takeaway is that the meal is pretty good but not amazing.

If what you are looking for is a quick and easy way to get some Thai food for lunch then this lemongrass chicken would be a fine choice assuming that you like green peppers and onions.

This meal cost $5.69 which does not make it a value but is still acceptable.

I will not be buying this again due to personal tastes.

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