Lean Cuisine Herb Roasted Chicken Review

Lean Cuisine Herb Roasted Chicken

Ah, Lean Cuisine’s Comfort line. Lean Cuisine’s attempt at making a frozen food feel like a home-cooked meal isn’t always a success, but sometimes it works out pretty okay. And the Herb Roasted Chicken is an example of everything working out, for the most part.

The cook time on this is fairly long at six and a half minutes, so we weren’t sure this would be worth the wait. But after trying it, we have to admit that it’s absolutely worth it.

The secret to this dish’s success is the sauce. It may look a bit like snot (sorry for the unappetizing imagery, but we’re not wrong), but it actually tastes pretty good. And it’s loaded with pepper. If you don’t want to actually taste the pepper, you’re going to want to avoid this whole dish, because it’s loaded with the stuff.

But we don’t find that to be a bad thing. It could have been a disaster, but here it really brings out the flavor of all the other ingredients, all of which are surprisingly high in quality.

Lean Cuisine Herb Roasted Chicken

The rib-meat chicken breast is pretty great. It’s tender and extremely juicy, and it tastes great when drenched in the herb sauce.

There’s a pretty good portion of potatoes in here as well, and those taste excellent. They have a nice, roasted texture with the peel still on, and this is probably where you’ll taste the pepper the strongest.

The rest of the veggies taste surprisingly fresh, from the bell peppers to the broccoli. There’s supposed to be a bit of mushrooms in here as well — at least according to the box — but we only found one or two tiny little pieces. They felt more like they were there on accident than as an intentional part of the dish. More of the little guys would have really been a treat.

Lean Cuisine’s Herb Roasted Chicken doesn’t replicate the taste of a home-cooked meal exactly, but it’s loaded with freshness and flavor. We expected this to be just okay, and every single ingredient here surpassed our expectations. It’s a savory chicken dish with some fresh veggies and a delicious sauce — what more could you ask for?

To learn more about the nutrition content and ingredients in this frozen meal, check out our package scans below.

Lean Cuisine Herb Roasted Chicken

Lean Cuisine Herb Roasted Chicken

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