Recently, I came across Lean Cuisine Chicken Pecan Dinner, in the frozen meals section at my local grocery store. This creative meal intrigued me, I must admit. I decided to be daring, purchase it, try it and write a product review about the experience. This is what I discovered!
I love chicken and I also love pecans. I must admit, I had never had a meal with both together, in one dish. Lean Cuisine Chicken Pecan Dinner has roasted chicken tenderloins, maple bourbon sauce, woo hoo, pecans, currants, carrots, snap peas, wheat berries, sea salt, brown sugar, onions, garlic, whole wheat orzo and many other ingredients. What a combo. Very interesting. This dish is low cal, fiber rich and high in protein. It has no preservatives or artificial flavors. It is also microwave friendly. I liked that. I could not wait to taste it. This meal is part of the Lean Cuisine spa cuisine meals line.
The preparation of this dish is simple, fast and it is perfect for microwave cooking. I popped it into my microwave and cooked for four minutes on high. I then let it stand for one more minute in the microwave, to complete the cooking process. This dinner smelled very good. I am an orzo fan and if you are not too familiar with orzo, it is very much like rice but, wider and juicier. When I tasted this meal, I liked it. The chicken is the best part of this dinner, in my opinion. It is glazed in a maple bourbon sauce with pecans that is very tasty! On the side is the combo of orzo, veggies, currants and they are indeed very flavorful.
If you like sweet sauces with your chicken, you will most likely like this meal. I did. This dinner is cleverly creative. It is fun to try and I have not had a frozen meal like this ever. I have to give Lean Cuisine a “thumbs up” for this one. It is unique cuisine. I rate Lean Cuisine Chicken Pecan Dinner four stars out of five stars. I will be buying it again.
This meal has 310 calories. 60 of those calories come from fat. It has 7 grams of total fat, only 1 gram of saturated fat, 2.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 2 grams of monounsaturated fat, 35 mg’s of cholesterol, 580 mg’s of sodium, 560 mg’s of potassium, 43 grams of total carbs, 5 grams of dietary fiber, 13 grams of sugars and 18 grams of protein. This meal provides sixty percent of my daily vitamin A requirement. Fantastic! This meal equals 6 weight watchers points, on the scale used by Lean Cuisine. It is not an endorsed food product of weight watchers. This dinner does contain milk, pecans, soy and wheat.
I enjoyed trying Lean Cuisine Chicken Pecan Dinner and writing this product review about it. This dish is filling, meaty and lots of fun to eat. It is a sweet dish and it is worth trying, in my opinion. It is indeed different. For more information, you can visit the Leancuisine.com website.