Chili's Grill & Bar New Freshly Prepared Menu Items Review

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, March 11, 2010

Making sure my family is eating fresh, healthy food is very important to me. That's why it is not very often that we go out to eat as a family. I find that preparing meals at home rather than taking them out to eat ensures that they are getting a healthier diet. Unfortunately, many casual restaurants use bagged and ready-to-serve ingredients rather than those which are freshly prepared. That's why I was very excited when approached by the Chili's Grill & Bar marketing team to try out some of their newly added, freshly prepared, menu items!

The Chili's Grill & Bar marketing team sent us a $50 gift card so we could try out some of their newly added menu items. It couldn't have come at a better time, as we've been cooped up for far too long due to the winter we've been having!

Last weekend we packed up the kids and headed to Chili's. The closest Chili's to us is about an hour away. It was great to get out of the house and have a family day. The fact that we were going to have the opportunity to try out Chili's new freshly prepared menu items made it even better! I couldn't wait to see what we all thought of them.

When we sat down to order, I was shocked at the great selection of new items they had added to the menu! We had to ask the waitress to give us a few minutes, as there were so many things that looked amazing. The following are just some of many that we could choose from:

  • Asian Salad w/ Chicken
  • Caribbean Salad w/ Chicken
  • Grilled BBQ Chicken Salad
  • Santa Fe Chicken Wrap
  • Steakhouse Sandwich
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Mini Tacos
I have to mention that, not only are these meals freshly preapred, they are also paired with an appetizer of your choice. For one of these entrees and an appetizer, the cost is just $9.99! We thought this was fantastic for the amount of food you receive! Appetizer choices included things like:
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Southwestern Eggrolls
  • Fried Cheese
  • Texas Cheese Fries
  • Crispy Onion String & JalapeƱo Stack
For myself, my husband, and our daughter, we ordered the following entrees and appetizers:
2 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
1 Mini Tacos meal
Chips & Salsa
Texas Cheese Fries
Fried Cheese

I have to say that we were very impressed with the service. They had our appetizers out to us right away, and shortly after came our entrees. We were always being asked how everything tasted and if there was anything else we needed which was nice too.

Now, back to the food! We received our appetizers first. They were amazing! Not only were the delicious, but each one came with a ton of food. So much, that we had lots to bring home as leftovers. Yay! My favorite was the Texas Cheese Fries and hubby's favorite was the Fried Cheese.

Then came our entrees. We all tried a little bit of everything and really liked it. My daughter didn't care much for the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich which was a little different than the pork sandwiches she's had in the past. This one had fresh cole slaw and onions along with the BBQ pork, which I for one thought was great! The tacos were very good too, and by far my husband's and daughter's favorite! They came with yummy beans and rice which made them even better.

Overall we were very pleased with the new freshly preapred menu items at Chili's Grill & Bar. There was a ton of food that made great leftovers too! I love knowing that there's a place we can bring our family that is not only affordable for the amount of food you get, but also that serves healthier options. I am looking forward to going there again and hopefully trying their Asian Salad w/ Chicken next time.

Contest: I also wanted to mention a Chili's contest called "Shout Out to Eat Out". Contestants will asked upload a 10-30 second video telling why they don’t want to cook tonight. A daily winner will randomly be selected and entered to win a gift card to Chili’s everyday for a certain number of months which has not been decided yet. Once their contest site is up and running, I will pass that information along to you to check out!

You can also check Chili's out on Twitter and Facebook.

**I was sent a $50 GC from the Chili's Grill & Bar marketing team to try the new Chili's freshly prepared menu items. I was not compensated for writing this review and all opinions are my own and 100% honest.**


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