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Trader Joe's Chicken Balti Pies

Chicken Balti Pies

Ingredients

Pie Dough:
Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour [Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Butter (Sweet Cream), Water, Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour (Flour, Ascorbic Acid [Vitamin C as Dough Conditioner], Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Enzymes), Non-Fat Dry Milk, Sea Salt, White Distilled Vinegar.

Filling:
Seasoned Chicken (Chicken Breast, Chicken Thigh Meat, Water, Potato Starch, Sugar, Sea Salt, Curry Powder [Spices {Including Mustard}, Turmeric {Color}, Paprika, Silicon Dioxide {Anti-Caking}], Paprika, Black Pepper), Water, Onion, Gold Potatoes, Carrots, Tomatoes, Chicken Fat, Eggs, Tomato Paste, Corn Starch, Chicken Base (Chicken Meat Including Chicken Juices, Sea Salt, Organic Maltodextrin, Chicken Fat, Organic Sugar, Dried Whey [Milk], Natural Flavors Turmeric [Color]), Curry Powder (Spices [Including Mustard], Turmeric [Color], Paprika, Silicon Dioxide [Anti-Caking]), Coriander, Enriched Unbleached Flour (Hard Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Red Chili Pepper, Brown Sugar, Garlic, Cumin, Nigella Seeds.

Contains Wheat, Milk, Eggs.

Cooking Instructions

Conventional Oven:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove outer packaging and film. Place on a baking sheet on the center oven rack and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until heated through. Carefully remove from oven and let stand 1 minute before serving.

Microwave (1200 watt):
Microwave cook times may vary depending on oven wattage. Remove outer packaging and film. Place on a microwave safe dish, heat on high for 5 minutes or until hot. Carefully remove from oven and let stand 1 minute before serving.

Cooking Notes

Our Chicken Balti Pies took a little longer than advertised when cooked in a conventional oven. You might want to use an instant oven thermometer to check for doneness.

Nutrition Facts
2 servings per container
Serving size 1 Pie (283g/10oz)

Amount per serving
Calories 740
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 160mg 54%
Sodium 800mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 23g

Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 35mg 195%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

We’ve been broadening our horizons at Trader Joe’s lately – heading further East and trying some of the treats that India has to offer.

We’ve tried a few meat pie offerings at TJ’s (with mixed results), but we were definitely intrigued to try what’s essentially an Indian version of a Chicken Pot Pie.

The good news? It was surprisingly delicious!

We found the outer crust to be very tasty. It was nice and buttery – similar to other pie crusts we’ve tasted at TJ’s.

But the real treat was inside. The filling had a good kick of spice and was very flavorful. Even the chicken was moist, seasoned and well cooked.

One negative: the potatoes seemed a bit waterlogged, so it made the sauce a bit thinner than it should have been. Stirring the pie filling thoroughly helped considerably.

All told, we very much enjoyed these Chicken Balti Pies from Trader Joe’s. They were a fun way to add some variety and spice to our dinner arsenal.

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Summary : We liked the spicy and flavorful filling of these Chicken Balti Pies. They're a fun way to broaden your horizons and sample some of the flavors of India.

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