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Home Chef at Kroger: Carolina BBQ Chicken

I was shocked and pleasantly surprised to find Home Chef meal kits in stock at my local Kroger. I love home delivery meals and the convenience of a meal kit, but my budget doesn’t allow me to have a continuous membership. If you’ve been following for a while, you’ll know that I’ve tried all the big name brands Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, etc., and a few of the local brands like Grandma’s Kitchens.

Meal kits let me plan a healthy dinner for my family without having to stress over the ingredient list. The day I stumbled on Home Chef at Kroger, I was heading to the hot food counter to grab a rotisserie chicken. There peering at me from the case was a wide selection of Home Chef meals including Nashville Hot Chicken Tacos, Beef Mexi-Mac-and-Cheese Skillet, Smoked Gouda Crusted Chicken, BBQ Onion-Crusted Sirloin Steak and Carolina BBQ Chicken. After some debating, I ultimately decided on the Carolina BBQ Chicken meal.

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Two factors that sold me on the meal kit was the promise of no chopping (I hate chopping), and the promise of a healthy meal in 30-40 minutes.

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Home Chef Meal Kit: Carolina BBQ Chicken

The meal was incredibly easy to make! I opened the container followed the directions, and popped it into the oven. This particular meal kit did require me to add olive oil to the broccoli and the chicken.

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Mixing the broccoli, onion, and olive oil together for a fabulous side dish.
Popping the meal in my oven.

For the price, ($16.99) I thought the meal kit was small. For instance, there were precisely two servings for dinner, so there were no leftovers for lunches the next day. However, I loved that I could purchase just one meal and not have to subscribe to the service.

Overall, I like this meal. I used less cheese than the meal asked for, and my final product did not look exactly like the container’s image, but I will purchase another kit. I’m considering a steak kit for a weekend meal.

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What’s your favorite Home Chef kit? Do you have a favorite meal delivery service?

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Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

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