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May 13, 2011

Frozen Friday - Healthy Choice - Sesame Glazed Chicken

The Asian-themed Healthy Choice Steaming Entrée, Sesame Glazed Chicken features chicken tenderloins with whole grain rice, water chestnuts, sugar snap peas and red peppers in a sweet sesame glaze.

Like other Steaming Entrées, this 9-ounce frozen meal is generally about $2.99 or around $2.00 on sale.

This one was mostly good for me (Get it? Healthy Choice? Mostly good? Okay, I'll stop.). I liked the veggies and the nutty whole grain rice.
The chicken was tender and the water chestnuts have that unique texture; it feels a bit like a very firm, dense watermelon.
What I didn't like was the amount of sesame glaze that they include. The sauce is salty-sweet with a tinge of sesame nuttiness with a heavy leaning towards sweet and there's enough to cover everything if not more. I would have liked a lot more with the glaze on the side  (or maybe with a lot more rice to balance it out) but still, I'd eat it again.

Nutritional Info - Healthy Choice Sesame Glazed Chicken (255g)
Calories - 330 (from Fat - 45)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 590mg
Carbs - 56g (Sugar - 18g)
Protein - 14g


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  1. Lol your replies are awesome, fun stuff. I watch the carbs some, but I'm still at the age where I get away with a little. Not as much as several years ago though, man those were the days. Anyways, high protein stuff can taste good too, so at least there's always that.

    I imagine some of the carbs here is due to the sauce, especially the 18 grams of sugar. So I agree with BE in that it'd be great if it was on the side, I often think these frozen dinners are way too sauce heavy. Your point about veggies and rice is true too though, cheap grains often dominate cheap meals. 

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