Trader Joe’s, let’s start over. We haven’t had a fantastic relationship.
I know that I may be a picky eater. I know that I won’t like everything that you offer. However, there really hasn’t been much that I’ve liked from your store. Pre-marinated meats? No thank you. Snacks? I’ll forgive you for the great movie theatre and kettle corn popcorn, but those soy ice cream bars and banana chips … maybe I should’ve known better at “Soy ice cream bar.”
Last night, I found something I liked from your premises though: Mandarin Orange Chicken.
Mandarin Orange Chicken (Img Source)
A $5 bag comes with two servings, and each serving is enough for two people. The chicken looks to be pre-deep fried. You just cook it an additional 8 to 10 minutes on the pan (or … in the oven, I guess) with some oil until it cooks through. I warmed up the sauce in another pan on the stove, then sploshed it into the pan with the chicken. It’ll sizzle a bit, but be quick to move the chicken around so it’ll get coated in the sauce.
Basically, this stuff is hard to mess up.