Healthy Choice Grilled Chicken Marsala Review

Healthy Choice Grilled Chicken Marsala

Sometimes you just want a simple, low-calorie meal to hold you over until dinner. Healthy Choice attempts to fill that niche with their Grilled Chicken Marsala, part of their Simply Steamers line of frozen food. According to the box, this meal only contains 180 calories, which is definitely one of the lowest calorie counts we’ve seen in a meal like this one. (Some of the other low-calorie dishes we’ve tried include Sweet Earth’s Lighten Up! Breakfast Burrito and Evol’s Lean & Fit breakfast sandwiches.)

Like Healthy Choice’s other meals, this one comes with the main ingredients in a colander so they stay elevated above the sauce while you’re cooking this.

Healthy Choice Grilled Chicken Marsala

When you’re done cooking it, simply dump the contents of the colander into the bowl below and give it a good stir. While this isn’t always a great method for certain stir fry dishes, we think it works fine for this one.

This comes out of the microwave with a potent earthy smell, which makes sense considering that it includes russet potatoes and mushrooms. This is the type of meal we imagine a hobbit might try to whip up from scratch.

As the name suggests, this is a pretty simple meal, with chicken, mushrooms, and a few veggies cooked in some marsala wine sauce.

Healthy Choice Grilled Chicken Marsala

The chicken here is pretty good. As a grilled and seasoned breast meat, this is both flavorful and juicy. Our biggest complaint is that there really isn’t much of it in this meal. In fact, we have a similar complaint about the mushrooms — they taste great, but there are hardly any in this dish.

The veggies are in fine form here. The potatoes give this some much-needed heartiness, and they make this meal a bit more filling than it would have been otherwise — though we hesitate to use the word filling, as this meal is pretty light. The green beans taste really fresh, and we really like how long some of them are. The onions are really just present to add a little extra zing, as they’re pretty few in number — we’re pretty sure there are even less onions than mushrooms in this meal.

The marsala wine sauce is pretty subtle, letting the flavors of each of the individual ingredients really stand out. We really can’t complain.

When trying to describe Healthy Choice’s Grilled Chicken Marsala, we keep returning to the word earthy. It’s difficult to eat this meal without picturing a farmer hand-picking all the ingredients straight from the dirt. No one flavor tries to steal the show here, they all work together to create that taste that we keep referring to as — for lack of better words — earthy.

If you’re curious to learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this frozen food, check out our package scans below.

Healthy Choice Grilled Chicken Marsala

Healthy Choice Grilled Chicken Marsala