QUICK REVIEW: Herdez Cocina Mexicana Chicken Mole Bowl

Written by | March 24, 2014

Topics: 7 Rating, Frozen Food

Herdez Chicken Mole Bowl

Purchased Price: $3.50 (on sale)
Size: 10 oz.
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Mole sauce had a pretty accurate flavor and a little spicy kick. Great size for a work lunch. Can be microwaved thawed (so you can keep it at your desk and prevent food theft!) Most of the chicken was tender. Rice had a good, sticky texture and real cilantro taste with a hint of lime. Kudos for at least trying to make authentic-tasting frozen Mexican food.
Cons: Some of the chicken was dry. Expensive for the amount of food you get. Mole sauce could have had a stronger presence. There were bland spots in the rice. Don’t pronounce mole like the animal (it’s moe-LAY).

Herdez Chicken Mole Bowl Closeup

Nutrition Facts: 390 calories, 120 calories from fat, 13 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 1,290 milligrams of sodium, 49 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 19 grams of protein, 10% vitamin A, 10% vitamin C, 4% calcium, and 15% iron.

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  1. scum1 says:

    The Mole may be authentic but I have yet to see a real mexican make cilantro lime rice. Nowhere in mexico am I aware them making rice this way. Maybe I’m wrong but I eat a lot of real mexican food and the rice is either plain or tomato based.

  2. Kelly says:

    I tried this a few weeks ago and I think that sounds about right. I mixed my mole with the rice and I’m not sure that helped it much to be honest. The cinnamon note in the sauce was a little too strong towards the end.

  3. Angel H. says:

    What’s that glop in the middle of the 2nd picture?

    • Kelley says:

      Honestly, while I was eating it I wondered the same thing. My first thought was cheese, but it wasn’t stringy and didn’t really taste like anything. I just kinda ate it with the rice and went with it. It didn’t seem to add or detract any flavor.

  4. scum1 says:

    Mole is an acquired taste for sure. I’d be curious how their other meals taste though

  5. Ant29 says:

    The middle looks like a fainted raw egg yolk

    • sylvia says:

      that’s what i though too Ant29. i wonder what it should be. and where’s the little green sprig of cilantro?

      • Kelley says:

        I believe the picture on the box is a “serving suggestion” – it took me a second to realize the glob on the box is probably guacamole (why you would have that on mole, I’m not entirely certain).

        If the yellow blob was egg, I’d like to think I would have noticed, but I’m not perfect.

  6. Kallidion says:

    We sell those at my local Walmart. Try the Huevos Rancheros bowl, it’s very good :)

  7. Kelly says:

    I’ve tried a few of these bowls and have to admit that they’re all pretty decent.

  8. Chad Garrett says:

    There’s no accent mark on the e. I think it’s pronounced MOLE-ay, not mole-AY.

  9. Danielle says:

    I haven’t found the Mole to try but I am looking for it. I just had the Carnitas & Charro Beans and it was very good. I felt it was good value for the price and amount of food. In fact I couldn’t finish the meal and am saving it for tomorrow. I will put the remainder in a tortilla. Thanks for a quality product.

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