Lean Cuisine Honestly Good 100% all natural Pomegranate Chicken
Product Description: “Whole grilled chicken breast filet, whole grain pilaf with currants, green beans, yellow beans, ribbon cut carrots, and a pomegranate glaze in a separate pouch.”
Fat: 9 g
WW Points Plus: 10
First Impressions: Look at this fancy new thing from Lean Cuisine. Trying to win back some of the Kashi crowd, huh? Well, okay. Before I’ve cooked anything, it does all look like food, except for the frozen little sauce pack. I have to defrost that in a cup of cold water. It doesn’t say for how long, but I guessed for the first 4 minutes you have to cook the main meal. Then you have to squeeze the semi-defrosted goo onto the chicken, and cook it some more. It does smell awfully good. And after it’s finished cooking, it looks a lot like the package art, except that the sauce is darker and there seems to be more of it.
Gustatory Impressions: This tastes almost like something you made from scratch. The vegetables are just a tiny bit… squeaky. They taste fresh, though the texture is just a bit off. The whole grain pilaf is yummy, especially if you get a bite with a currant in it, or if you mix a bit of the sauce in it. The chicken tastes really good. Moist and not a bit of fat that I found. The sauce is yummy and after I was able to put out of my mind how weird it looked before cooking, I really enjoyed it.
Summary: This thing costs five dollars at my grocery store, and it’s 390 calories. So maybe wait for it to go on sale, and save it for dinner instead of lunch. But it’s pretty fantastic tasting. I can’t wait to see if the other meals in this line live up to this one. I would definitely get it again (once it’s on sale, of course.)
Rating: 5 out of 5 forks