- Other meal reviews:
3 Cheese Pasta Dinner
Steak and Potatoes
Cold Salmon with Rice
Asian Chicken Salad
Chicken Salad & Pasta side
Lemon Chicken (nasty – AVOID)
Meatballs with spinach & ricotta cheese
Let me ask you, does the above meal look good to you? OK I will agree with you, visually it does not look bad. There is pleasant color on the Zucchini and the salad looks great. But let me tell you this Delta 1st class Lemon Chicken dinner is just awful.
If you happen to be new-ish to the blog let me tell you I am a HUGE fan of Delta food. I have again and again posted about how food in 1st class (and Delta ONE) is one of the things Delta really does right and consistently right. I still stand by my assertion of the cold steak and potato salad dish they used to serve was one of the best meals I have had on an airplane – EVER! Needless to say I am impressed with what Delta offers – most times.
This Lemon Chicken is not one of those times. If the attempt to makes this a healthy meal with the fried vegetables was the point they why all the bland, dry and nasty breading. If you are going to slather breading all over a rather dry piece of chicken then it had better have flavor other than the sensation of sticking a raw lemon in your month during certain bits. Lemon serves much better as a furniture polish than a poultry flavoring.
Then the veggies themselves were sad. I am a “grill guy” so like some char for flavor. But if you are going to have some with char and the rest all but mush you are missing the point. Make them crisp not total mush.
Then lastly it is just dry dry dry. I like some of the chicken dishes Delta makes but they tend to have some kind of sauce to offset the tendency for airline chicken to be dry. Dry breading is not the way.
The best part of this meal was the salad. That had flavor, a nice mix of bits and enough dressing to enjoy. But I did not order a dinner salad, I ordered dinner.
You tell me, have you tried this yuckie Lemon Chicken dinner from Delta? Am I spot on with my review or did you like this shoe leather encrusted lemon blast? – René