We have been having a lot of success with the prepared “take and bake” meals from Sam’s Club so we decided to try another one, the Hatch Chile Chicken Enchiladas.
Let me save you some time and hassle by telling you in advance that these enchiladas are edible but certainly not worth purchasing. Stick with me and we will cover:
- Hatch Chile Chicken Enchilada Cooking Instructions
- Why We Don’t Like These Enchiladas
- Chicken Enchilada Nutrition and Calories
- How Many People Will The Enchiladas Feed
Hatch Chile Chicken Enchilada Cooking Instructions
The cooking instructions for the enchiladas were pretty mangled on the label that came with the tray I purchased so I had to look them up on the Sam’s Club website.
The instructions are:
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Remove the plastic lid.
- Cover the foil pan tightly with aluminum foil.
- Place the foil tray on a baking sheet.
- Bake the enchiladas for 30 minutes.
- Remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Let the enchiladas cool slightly and serve.
Unfortunately there are some locations that are selling this meal in a plastic tray instead of a foil pan. If you have bought one in the plastic tray you must first remove all of the food from the tray into an oven safe container.
It is a shame that Sam’s Club is saving a few pennies by moving to plastic trays. This ruins the simplicity and beauty of “take and bake” meals.
We followed the cooking instructions provided and the enchiladas came out fine.
Why We Don’t Like These Enchiladas
We had these enchiladas with a simple side salad and were completely underwhelmed.
The seasoning was bland.
There was absolutely ZERO flavor from the Hatch chilis. I doubt there were any chilis whatsoever in this meal. The meal was a tasteless cream sauce full of what felt like empty calories.
If you are into bland, tasteless food then you will love these enchiladas. In retrospect, these might be great if you are trying to feed a picky five year old. That’s a silver lining I guess.
These enchiladas pale in comparison to the Chicken Enchiladas from Costco in every single way.
We were hoping that this dish would be as good as the Sam’s Club Chicken Alfredo but it wasn’t even close.
After we had these for dinner I was wishing that I had gone to Costco instead and picked up a tray of stuffed peppers.
Chicken Enchilada Nutrition and Calories
I hated these enchiladas even more after I read the nutrition label. A single serving is 1/2 of an enchilada and has the following nutritional information:
- Calories: 450
- Fat: 29g (37% DV)
- Saturated Fat: 16g (80% DV)
- Cholesterol: 125mg (42% DV)
- Sodium: 1430mg (62% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 19g (7% DV)
- Protein: 29g
If a single serving of something has 80% of my daily value of Saturated Fat and 62% of my Daily Value for Sodium then I at least want it to be enjoyable!
How Many People with the Chicken Enchiladas Serve?
There are three enchiladas per pan and you can split them in half lengthwise to make six servings.
You will be able to easily feed six people with this tray as nobody will be wanting a second serving.
Make sure you have plenty of side dishes and be prepared to order some Chinese takeout.