Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera

Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera - Package

Pre-Stir:

Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera - Pre-stir

Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera - Stirred

Looks: Better luck next time. The vegetables are more of a cafeteria-green-bean green than a summer-meadow green, and the cherry tomatoes didn’t even survive being stirred into the noodles. The consistency of the entire dish is closer to a casserole than the light mixture of pasta and vegetables depicted on the box. 2 out of 5

Taste: While it didn’t make me cry, I wasn’t happy to be eating it either. The chicken was very dry, the noodles were cooked about 50% past al-dente, and the vegetables didn’t have a taste (or texture) at all. The painted-on grill marks on the chicken were convincing though. 2 out of 5

6 Comments

  1. njudah says:

    the only things they have that I’ve ever liked were their microwave pizzas (only on sale) when I’m too busy to cook something “real” and one or two of their spaghetti like entrees. the rest are too plasticky.

  2. zero_9_1_1 says:

    I eat low calorie frozen meal for lunch almost every weekday, and have tried almost all (if not all) of the lean cuisine, health choice, freshneasy varieties. Its kind of surprising to see how much you disliked the grilled chicken primavera because it *EASILY* my favorite of all the frozen meals.

    Yes the chicken is a bit dry, and the noodles, vegetables combo can end up rather soggy, but the taste is great, and the amount of veggies dwarfs any similar frozen product by a longshot. And with only 220 calories, and a rich creamy sauce on the noodles, this is a no-brainer.

    If another frozen meal exists that’s heavy on the veggies, big on taste, and low in calories I’d be interested!!

  3. Apocalypso Facto says:

    Lean Cuisine products were the worst microwaved meals I ever tried during my 2.5 months stay in USA. They taste like cardboard…

  4. Jo says:

    I don’t like Lean Cuisine. They have a really… well, microwaved taste. Smart Choice microwave dinners are quite good, though (they’re in a red box). I eat those often! 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    oh my god that is so good , i loved it .

  6. Anonymous says:

    Had this a couple of days ago and was amazed! It’s so tasty and so low calorie!

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