Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lean Cuisine serves up lunch with their Chef’s pick entrees

As part of the Daily Buzz Food program I was given the opportunity to check out the new line from Lean Cuisine.  I don’t usually buy pre packaged food but I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to check out a convenient lunch that I could eat at my desk and with all the new offerings what’s not to love?

I got my coupon in yesterdays mail and this morning on my way into work I stopped at the King Kullen grocery store down the road and was a little disappointed in the selection this grocery store had.  I went with the Chicken Makhani when I couldn't find the chile lime chicken (which was what I would have preferred).  In this particular grocery store the only Chef’s pick entrees they had to choose from was the Chicken Makhani or the Chicken Carbonara.  They have a pretty impressive lineup of meals to choose from including Steak Tips Portobello; Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce;  Thai-Style Chicken; Chicken Marsala; Lemon Chicken (which my BF insists is their best one, I'll have to try it for myself); Orange Chicken and Chicken Pecan are among just a few of the entrees you have to choose from.

After the suggested 5 minutes in the microwave and 2 minutes resting it was time to sit back down at my desk and have lunch.

It was... meh.

For 300 calories it was filling, there was plenty of rice, the chicken was moist and tender but the serving of chicken seemed quite small and the peas and carrots were almost nonexistent.  The sauce was terribly bland and that was a shock to me because as it was cooking it smelled fairly good. Upon eating it though, it could have used more seasoning and if I was home I would have added seasonings to it.

I would like to try the Chile lime chicken if I happen to come across it while grocery shopping.  I won't make a special trip to the store to find it though.

I have partnered with Lean Cuisine through DailyBuzz Food to help promote their new line of Chef's Pick products. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you Lean Cuisine!