Chew & Review: Healthy Choice Lemon Herb Chicken Steaming Entrée

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First thought upon lifting the cover on my most recent Healthy Choice Steaming Entrée? Oh joy – the sauce is back. I don’t understand what the product development and testing team over at Healthy Choice is thinking. A cream colored, semi-translucent sauce is generally unappealing, and when it’s basically tasteless, it lacks any redeeming qualities whatsoever.

First the description: “chicken tenderloins with whole grain pasta, cherry tomatoes and green beans in herb lemon-Chardonnay sauce”. Now the box:

Healthy Choice Lemon Herb Chicken

Sounds like it could be good. Looks like it could be good. But, no, it was not good. Ok, Healthy Choice, I had absolutely no idea that the creepy sauce was a Chardonnay sauce until I thoroughly read the box. Why don’t you put a big old wine bottle in the picture ingredients? That would pique my interest a lot more than a picture of green beans and make me a lot more likely to buy this product. I bought this meal because of its low Points factor and because I knew my 5 loyal blog subscribers (Hi!) would want to hear about it.

Up close, it looks almost exactly nothing like the picture on the box…and there’s that sauce. Tasteless, and too thin to do much but sit in a puddle on the bottom of the tray and look gross. The pasta was kind of mushy, and even the 10 green beans and 6 cherry tomatoes couldn’t save this meal from the flavorless abyss.

Healthy Choice Lemon Herb Chicken

Bottom line – I won’t be getting this again. With enough spray butter and salt this became tolerable, but I’d much rather chuck this thing into the garbage and drink 2 glasses of Chardonnay instead.

Nutritional Information in Healthy Choice Lemon Herb Chicken:

Calories: 210

Fat: 3.5 grams

Fiber: 4 grams

Points Value = 4

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2 Comments

  1. Anna says:

    You’re right — chardonnay chicken would sell a lot more “Steamies” than lemon herb. Hello, Healthy Choice? Please hire me for your marketing team. Thanks.

  2. Enfys says:

    I love your review… I’m having this right now for lunch at MY desk… while the picture on the box looks appealing, everything you said in your review is spot on… thin sauce with no flavor, very little chicken (I mean, what… nearly an ounce… maybe?), almost no lemon flavor, and no herb flavor that I could detect… so while the dish sounds great in theory, the reality of it is quite the let down.

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