Home Chef is a meal in a box subscription – every week, you choose from a variety of recipes and have all the ingredients and preparation instructions delivered to your door. The basic concept is the same as other weekly meal delivery services, but it has its own unique features and recipes. Their meal options include many great Asian, Indian, African, and South American inspired dishes, along with more traditional American home-style and steakhouse fare. They offer at least one oven-ready meal a week and even have protein packs and seafood samplers.
Home Chef vs. the Grocery Store
With meals starting at $7.99, Home Chef is more affordable than shopping the same ingredients at a supermarket. Not only do our meal kits save you time, they can save you over $20 per entrée.
Home Chef vs. Other Ingredient Delivery Services
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My items were kept nice and cold with this special insulation.
The insulation can be placed in my curbside pickup container, as can the cardboard box. I also found two frozen gel ice packs.
The meals were separated into their own bags, except for the meat.
The meat was packed separately on the bottom of the box below another cardboard insert and with two more reusable ice packs. The reusable ice packs were still almost completely frozen solid!
Home Chef offers at least 10 selections available for 2, 4, 6, or 8 people. Meals for your box are suggested based on your preferences, but you can change the selections any time. The portions are large, and this is currently the least expensive and has the most choice out of any similar major subscriptions (for 2 people) – around $9.95 per person per selection, although there are options that are more or less, depending on the meal.
I found a green envelope.
Some offers were inside.
Instructions were easy to understand and I liked that this was a stove-top meal, since it’s too hot for the oven at my house!
I started by assembling the ingredients. The tomato was a little pale but edible and I ended up shredding some extra cheese from my fridge.
Time to clean and prep the veggies. The instructions will let you know if an ingredient is used in different ways. For instance, I needed to dice and slice the onion, plus I needed to zest the lime before juicing half of it, and quartering the other half.
Pico ingredients went into a bowl.
I patted the steak strips dry before lightly browning them, they will continue cooking in a later step.
My kitchen was smelling pretty yummy when I sauteed the onions and jalapenos.
I added the beef back to the pan along with the seasoning mix and some water.
I put the tortillas on a griddle with the cheese sprinkled on each one, then when the meat finished cooking I put it on top. Make sure to cook out all of the water or the quesadillas will be soggy.
Toast on one side then flip.
A serving is three of those filled tortillas, but I could only eat two and that’s how many I placed on my plate. Top with the pico, squeeze on some sour cream, and place that lime wedge on the side in case you want a bit more of that bright, zippy flavor (I always do). This was delicious and very filling, a winner every time!
Souvlaki Chicken Breast with Lemon Dill Crema and Arugula Feta Salad (489 calories, Easy level) I decided to be brave and order another stove top meal but this one had an ingredient that I wasn’t sure about, dill. I’ve only ever had it in pickles!
But thanks to Home Chef I’ve learned to love arugula and so I thought, why not? Maybe I’ll learn to like dill too!
It was all in perfect shape.
Here’s that arugula, I cleaned it and put it in the salad spinner.
I juiced the lemon, sliced the tomatoes in half, and chopped up the dill. It didn’t taste like pickles!
The crema is simply sour cream, lemon juice, and dill, plus salt and water.
I patted the chicken breast dry and packed on the spices before cooking in the skillet.
I placed the salad ingredients in a bowl but didn’t add the dressing until just before serving.
I mixed that salad up and placed it on the plate, then put the chicken breast next to it and topped that with the crema. This was without a doubt the best meal I’ve had from Home Chef, which is saying a lot because all of their meals are delicious but this was perfect! I loved the seasoning on the chicken, which combined with the crema reminded me of my favorite Greek restaurant’s chicken dish. The salad was so fresh and the croutons were even amazing. I shared this with my family and everyone agreed it was yummy.
The two choices I went with for May were so good, very tasty and fresh! I think Home Chef has a good selection of meals and they vary from oven baked, stove top, or even grill. They did a great job of keeping the meat cool and the items packed safely and everything was in perfect shape. My box of two meals for two people (which actually fed 3 people) was $39.80 plus $10 shipping, $49.80 total. If I had added a third meal then shipping would have been free.
Have you tried Home Chef? What did you think of your meals?