The Lean Cuisine Apple Cranberry Chicken is described as, "grilled chicken in an apple reduction with cranberries, french cut green beans and whole wheat pilaf." That's quite an appetizing description, and given my love of cranberries, it's no wonder that I scooped this up when I saw it on sale at the supermarket recently at 2 for $5.00.
I can't recall the last time I had a bad experience with a Lean Cuisine meal, and this meal was no different. While I didn't go, wow, I was pleased with the sweet sauce (which really didn't taste of apples though), the plenty veggies and the texture of the whole grain orzo pasta (I'm starting to prefer this to rice in frozen dinners). This is a solid meal - what you see on the packaging is what you get - and I liked it! The cranberries were a nice touch, and I felt like I was getting a little bit of everything in every bite - no skimping on the meat (like Tai Pei Garlic Shrimp), or the veggies or the sauce. Everything comes together harmoniously to deliver a good meal.
Each Lean Cuisine Apple Cranberry Chicken entree provides 300 calories, 6% of the daily value for total fat (10% of the DV for saturated fat), 500 mg of sodium (21% of the DV), 14 grams of protein, 24% of the DV for fiber and 24 grams of sugar - told you the sauce was sweet! And it's 5 Weight Watcher Points for those of you who are counting.
The ingredients list can be found at LeanCuisine.com and starts with whole wheat orzo pasta & cooked white meat chicken. The rest of the list is pretty straightforward.
I enjoyed Lean Cuisine Apple Cranberry Chicken, and the only reason I might not reach for this again is because of the amount of sugar - and that's a totally personal preference. I'm just not really a big fan of "sweet" saucy frozen meals - most (all) already have lots of sodium, I really don't need them to be high in sugars too. But, like I said, this meal is good (and it's not overly sweet), so you will not regret your purchase.