Review: Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken

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Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken
  • Overall
2.5

Is Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken any good?

This is a mediocre frozen meal for my money. The flavor is unrelentingly sweet, which might be your thing, it’s not mine. The chicken pieces are lackluster and mushy too.

I was hesitant to try this one, I was certain I knew what was going to happen here. Sadly, I have to report I wasn’t wrong – this frozen meal’s piece de resistance is a bludgeoning of surgery sweetness. I had chanced my luck, maybe there was something of nuance here, after all the Moroccan Beef in this product line was great. Nope, this was a fairly generic tangerine orange flavored sauce screaming with sweetness.

Naturally, there’s a huge portion of the populace that will lap this up, but not me. I was additionally not too impressed with the piece of chicken in the dish, which microwave up fairly mushy. Add on top of that the vegetable studded rice, which wasn’t too amazing either, this was a bit of a let down. Still, for the price I paid (see below) I didn’t feel too disappointed overall.

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken – what’s in the box?

Inside the cardboard packaging you’ll find the microwavable plastic pack ready to go.

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken whats in the box
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken whats in the box

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken cooked and plated
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken cooked and plated

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken nutrition

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken nutrition
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken nutrition

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken ingredients

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken ingredients
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken ingredients

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken cooking instructions

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken cooking instructions
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken cooking instructions
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken package front
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken package front

Lean Cuisine Marketplace Orange Chicken nutrition – what’s a fair price?

Like other items in this range, the product is priced at $2.50. At least they are at my local Walmart, and I feel that’s a fair price.

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Hi I’m Stuart., amateur home cook and professional food writer.  You can find my writing at places like The Salt Lake Tribune and Gastronomic SLC, which I founded more than a decade ago.  As well as writing extensively about restaurants, I’m endlessly curious about that product on the shelf. Is it any good I wonder? If you’re like me, wonder no more.

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