Trader Joe’s Just Chicken ready to eat chicken strips are a quick and easy way to get a meal on the table fast. You get a full pound of pre-cooked chicken breast strips that are simply seasoned.
Let’s take a closer look at this chicken, and toss around a few recipe ideas, to see if it needs to go into your shopping cart.
Nutrition and Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at what comes in this 16 ounce tray.
Three ounces is a single serving of the chicken and you get about 4 servings per tray. The nutrition facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 4g (5% DV)
- Cholesterol: 60mg (20% DV)
- Sodium: 280mg (12% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 0g (0% DV)
- Protein: 22g
The chicken strips have the following ingredients:
- Cooked chicken breast
- Extra virgin olive oil
I really appreciate that the chicken is cut into strips from the breast itself. Some brands sell “chicken strips” that are made form ground chicken that is molded into strip form and those things just weird me out.
The chicken strips do not have a strong flavor profile which makes them a great addition to a lot of recipes.
I am currently using the chicken in my daily lunch salad with romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts and a mustard vinaigrette.
Some other great uses for the chicken strips are:
- In a bowl of Ramen noodles along with snow peas or broccoli florets.
- In a quesadilla with cheese, refried beans and pickled jalapenos.
- On a pizza with an alfredo sauce.
- In stir fried rice with peas and carrots.
- Make a chicken salad with avocado, mayo, celery and serve in a pita.
- Toss with cooked pasta, veggies, mozzarella and Italian dressing for a great pasta salad.
- Use in a chicken Caesar wrap.
- Use in a broccoli and red bell pepper stir fry and serve over cauliflower rice.
- Toss with taco seasoning and make chicken tacos with lettuce, tomatoes and shredded cheese.
- Make sour cream chicken enchiladas with rice and beans
This pound of pre-cooked chicken breast strips cost me $7.99.
Paying $8 per pound for cooked chicken isn’t exactly cheap but, when you throw in the convenience factor, it isn’t that bad of a deal either.