Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Caesar Review

Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Caesar

Lean Cuisine’s Comfort line of frozen foods is all about dishes that feel like they’re home-baked. The Grilled Chicken Caesar is an attempt at a spiral pasta dish — or radiatore pasta dish, if you want to be snobbish about it — with grilled chicken and caesar sauce. As fans of broccoli chicken dishes, this concept definitely caught our eye.

But can this Lean Cuisine meal live up to the promises of the mouth-watering image on the box?

Well, the box is a bit of an exaggerator, it seems. There’s about triple the amount of broccoli on the package than there is in this meal. Ours had two major chunks of the stuff, with a few smaller pieces that probably broke off the bigger ones while we were stirring the pasta. But a small broccoli portion might actually be a positive; it’s a bit too soggy and doesn’t taste very fresh.

Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Caesar

The chicken content is pretty skimpy as well — the chunks are tiny and scant, as opposed to those huge grilled pieces on the box. They also have a pale, slimy look to them. But, despite all this, they don’t taste all that bad. It’s certainly not the worst chicken we’ve had in a frozen meal.

Now, the pasta is where this dish really starts to earn its keep. We love the radiatore shape — these noodles have a nice texture and the ribs capture the caesar sauce wonderfully. Plus, they’re a lot of fun.

The caesar sauce is pretty good as well. Don’t expect a creamy alfredo or anything; this is a pasta salad rather than a true pasta dish. But it’s the perfect complement to those fun little noodles.

All this weighs in at about 230 calories (50 from fat), so there’s very little guilt involved.

Lean Cuisine’s Grilled Caesar Chicken may not match the picture on the box, but it does a few things we really love. It’s got flaws, don’t get us wrong, but it’s also a pretty great tasting pasta salad with a low calorie count. And sometimes, that’s exactly what you’re looking for.

If you’re interested in learning more about the nutrition or ingredients in this Lean Cuisine frozen food, check out our package scans below.

Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Caesar

Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Caesar