For those of you who have been following my blog/IG for a while now, you know that I eat out…a lot. It’s not that I don’t like cooking, I’m just not very good at it. And I think I just prefer not having to carve out time to 1) decide what to make (this usually takes me the longest), 2) actually prep/make whatever I decided on, and 3) cleaning up. So when I do cook, I usually try to opt for something simple and quick, but still delicious (fingers crossed). And thanks to Crazy Cuizine, I was able to make that happen!
Crazy Cuizine makes Asian-inspired frozen entrees and appetizers. They have a line of chicken entrees with various flavors, including: orange, teriyaki, and honey sriracha. I mean, how can you say no to honey sriracha? And they’re also made without preservatives, trans fat, and MSG. So you won’t feel all icky and bloated like you do after a meal at Panda Express (they’re the reason why I usually shy away from orange chicken now). But anyway, Crazy Cuizine reached out asking if I wanted to partner with them and incorporate their frozen entrees into a recipe! So here is a recap of my experience doing so. And if I can make this work, you guys definitely can 🙂
I went back and forth trying to decide what to make. Ended up deciding to go with a rice bowl, cause what doesn’t go well with rice? 😀 Picked out some veggie ingredients from the supermarket (red onion, green onions, assorted bell peppers, and avocado) and decided to use the honey sriracha chicken bites. Don’t worry, the orange chicken will be gone in no time too, I’m sure.
The prep process was super easy! The chicken goes into the oven for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. As the chicken was baking in the oven, I cut up the veggies and stir-fried them in a pan for about 3 min with oil and some soy sauce. Also cooked out a cup of rice. The green onions and avocado I cut out as well to use as toppings at the very end. Super straight forward. No burnt food and no anxiety 🙂 Some of you might be wondering where they honey sriracha sauce is…
So the sauce you actually heat up separately in a saucepan for about 2-3 min. Definitely wait until the chicken is almost done before you start heating it up. Once the chicken and the sauce are both ready, pour the sauce over the chicken in a large bowl and mix everything together! And after some minimal plating, here is the finished rice bowl (or plate since I couldn’t find an appropriately sized bowl):
Not too shabby!! The chicken was delicious. There is a slight kick to the sauce, but I wouldn’t say it’s spicy. It had so much flavor and went so well with the rice and veggies. I’m so excited to use the chicken for salad next time. Won’t even need dressing! In terms of serving size, the whole box is probably good for a family of four. Needless to say, I didn’t finish the whole thing. I used maybe a third of the chicken, and I was really full afterwards. But hey, now I have leftovers to look forward too 🙂 All in all, I was super impressed by the quality of the chicken! I normally don’t even consider frozen entrees when grocery shopping because I find that they usually taste slightly off. Except for dino nuggets. Gotta love those big boxes from Costco. But these Crazy Cuizine entrees are made so well! And I really like the breadth of flavor offerings. Only thing I would say is that I wish the honey sriracha was spicier…but that’s just personal preference since I add sriracha to everything.
So apparently…Costco carries Crazy Cuizine products…so next time, in addition to the dino nuggets, you know what I’ll be getting 😉