Chinese Deliciousness

We returned from the mountains late yesterday afternoon and I really.really.really did not want to go to the grocery store. 

When I remembered that we had some frozen Chinese dishes from Trader Joe's in the freezer, I was one happy girl!

If you've ever been to a TJ's, you know that everything looks SO good and it could be tempting to bust your monthly grocery budget in one trip there. So I always love reading what fellow bloggers love to get there. I've been hearing for a while about their Mandarin chicken and we finally gave it a shot.

The chicken was delicious ... and easily prepared. I baked the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet. I poured the sauce into a big glass bowl and stuck it right in the oven as well to warm it up. Once the chicken was done, I just slid it from the baking sheet to the glass bowl and tossed to coat.

We had it with a shrimp and veggie stir fry and steamed pork buns, all from Trader Joe's. 

Pork buns are .... sighhhhh .... YUMMY. I ate two.

All three components of this meal were right around $10 total, and we had enough for two dinners and leftovers for my lunch today. Much less expensive than take-out and just as delicious!


  1. This is funny because we are doing frozen TJ chinese tonight too! Looks delish!

  2. I haven't had their buns! Have you seen the newest TJ's healthy cookbook? I just got it in the mail but haven't read it yet. Can't waittt!

  3. We've been doing a lot of frozen Chinese from TJ's too (even though we're vegetarian - they have lots of options for that too). Their stir fry veggies are also some of the best! Cooked and tossed with Thai Curry or their other Asian sauces with some brown rice on the side also makes for a relatively healthy and delicious dinner! Their bags of fried rice are also insanely good.

  4. Looks so yummy!! I heard the orange chicken is the best!! Chelsea @

  5. In love with that mandarin chicken! We do it with the TJ's frozen fried rice and I'd do it every time over Chinese take out.

  6. We just got back from the mountains yesterday, too, and I really didn't feel like going to the grocery store either, so we scraped together some veggies that we already had on hand - honey glazed carrots, corn, green beans, and black eyed peas. I would have much rather had this, though! Haha.

  7. Looks good! I need to make a trip to TJ and stock up. What is a pork bun? It looks yum whatever it is!

  8. We love their chicken as well! We pair ours with their frozen fried rice and its so delicious!

  9. Yum! Trader Joe's is my go-to for ready made meals and the mandarin chicken is absolutely amazing! I'll have to try the other sides you bought too sometime!


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