Happy Tuesday, everyone! I don't know about you all, but it seems like lately I've been in the habit of making the same meals over, and over, and OVER again. So when I heard about Kroger's new Prep + Pared meals, I was eager to see if they were worth trying and adding into our weekly dinner rotation. Well, today I'm really excited because I've recently partnered with Kroger to share my personal experience with these easy and convenient meal kits!
These new Prep + Pared meals are available exclusively at select Kroger stores (available in Lexington), and can feed two adults in 20 minutes or less! The kits include FRESH ingredients and are 100% measured and prepped for your convenience. They have a handful of options to choose from like salmon, turkey wraps, pork, and many more. Today I'll be sharing the Athena's Lemon Chicken Saute meal with you guys; from kit to fork, it took me less than 25 minutes and it was delicious! I have to admit, I'm a bit of a skeptic when it comes to stuff like this, but I PROMISE I was pleasantly surprised with the entire process and the end result. I also purchased one of their Prep + Pared Chicken Enchilada Rojas kits and you guys, it was SO GOOD! Promise :)
Let's move on to the process!
All of the fresh, measured ingredients and the step-by-step instruction sheet comes in this box! It tells you everything that's included in the kit, as well as the kitchen tools you'll need and chef tips. I didn't show it in these images, but each ingredient is labeled (measurement included), which was super helpful.
Step 1: Cooking the chicken. The marinade was a mixture of lemon juice, garlic, red wine vinegar, cumin, and oregano (all included in the kit, of course). I mixed that up and let the chicken marinade for a few minutes before cooking it in a skillet. After the chicken was cooked on both sides, I added the remaining marinade to the skillet and let it simmer together.
Step 2: Make the Salad. While the chicken was cooking, I made this salad using cooked chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, red peppers, onions, and parsley. Drizzled on top and mixed in with the salad was was a combination of lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and oil. I'll say it again, ALL of these ingredients (with the exception of the salt, pepper, and oil) was included in this kit. Salad, done!
Step 3: Make Tzatziki Sauce. This combination of non-fat Greek yogurt, dill, cucumbers, garlic, and lemon juice was the final step of the cooking process. This sauce went on top of the chicken and salad, and it was delicious! It's not something I would normally make myself, but it made the meal even tastier and it was full of flavor.
Step 4: Assemble your meal and enjoy!
Like I said at the beginning, I didn't have the highest expectations for these meal kits, but I can't tell you all enough how happy I am with the process and results. Both the lemon chicken and the enchiladas were both super tasty, and I will most definitely be purchasing them in the future. They're great when you just need something quick, easy, and affordable! I highly recommend them for you to try!
This post was sponsored by Kroger. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.