I made an amazing Frozen Meal today from Ivy’s Garden Sweet and Sour Chicken for 2! When I opened the package each part of the meal had its own compartment in the tray. It has directions for Oven or Microwave…. I used my oven.
I baked the chicken in the oven for about 20 minutes on 350F degrees. The chicken came out of the oven brown and crispy. The sauce was made on the stove top in a pan. To make it, I put about a tablespoon of sesame oil in the pan, then once the right heat I added the ingredients. The chopped onion, bell peppers and pineapples from the tray were whole pieces of real veggies and fruit. After 2 minutes I added in the sweet and sour sauce from the try. After I let it simmer for a few minutes I added the hot chicken. After combining the chicken and sauce, I could barely wait to try the Gluten-free meal.
I was hopeful the chicken would stay crunchy in the sauce, it did! It was a great texture through to the last bite. The flavors are very authentic in this frozen Meal. The sauce was perfect with the chunks of pineapple, onion and green bell pepper. According to Ivy’s Garden they create “authentic Gluten-free Chinese food dishes”, I agree they really do a fantastic job!
I give this frozen meal 4 stars… and recommend my friends try this meal kit. Especially if you are Celiac, on a Gluten-free diet and wish to taste the delicious flavors of Sweet and Sour Chicken with out risking going to a restaurant; where cross-contamination may occur. I will be getting this new product again. I applaud “Gluten-free Woman” Ivy for coming up with such wonderful Gluten-free meals for convenience… she really is super! I did research on Ivy.
The company is based out of my home state California. The company is a few hours, up north from me. I like that. Below is a little more about her found on her company website:
“Five Things You Should Know about Ivy (“Chinese Supermom”):
1. She grew up in Hong Kong and loves good food
2. She believes freshly cooked dinners every night forms the core of a strong family
3. She raised 2 successful kids by believing “You are what you eat”
4. She ran a successful graphic/web design agency in Silicon Valley for 18 years
5. She discovered she could not eat gluten about seven years ago” -via Ivy’s Garden
For more information about Ivy’s Garden see link: https://www.ivysgardenfood.com/us/our-story/
Thank you Ivy’s Garden!
“Eat well and live well!”-Melissa Bess Reed, CMA