Lean Cuisine Chicken Enchilada Suiza Review


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This low-cal enchilada's "creamy sauce" and "poblano flavor" found favor with a couple of our taste-testers, but most were turned off by the "moist and slimy" consistency and "bland, weird flavor." Panelists did mention the visible char marks on the tortilla were a nice touch, but taste-wise, we suggest you give these a skip.

The Lean Cuisine Chicken Enchilada Suiza tied the brand's asparagus and cheese ravioli as the cheapest meal our panel reviewed, with both going for just $1.74 at our local supermarket. Although the price tag for this Mexican-style frozen selection was attractive, the meal's success was questionable. Our team of Lean Cuisine Chicken Enchilada Suiza reviewers were somewhat divided in their opinions. Two panelists independently gave it 7 out of 10 points, citing the "charred tortilla" and "good taste and texture." Our remaining taste-testers were less enamored, with descriptors such as "nasty" with an "odd texture" and "unpleasing taste" hurled at it. After taking a bite, one panelist opined, "I would lose a lot of weight if I could only eat this."

The scant reviews available online mostly favored Lean Cuisine Chicken Enchilada Suiza ($1.74/9 oz., Target). The Frozen Foodie, a Tumblr blogger with claims to Mexican food expertise based on ancestry, reported enjoying the corn tortillas in particular, along with chicken that looked like chicken. She also liked the flavors of the sour cream-based sauce but conceded that a splash of hot sauce would liven things up a bit. Commentary at Tasty Lies is similarly positive, with praise doled out for the generous amount of seasoned sauce but some quibbling about less chicken and vegetables than the picture on the package indicates.

This chicken enchilada has a sodium content similar to the other frozen foods we tested. It contains 520 grams of sodium, or 22 percent of the average person's daily recommended allowance (DV). There are 280 calories and 10 grams of protein in this single serving frozen meal. Total fat comes to 4 grams, or 6 percent DV, while fiber sits at 3 grams, a 12 percent DV. Vitamins A and C come to 6 percent and 2 percent of recommended average daily intake, respectively, and the DV for calcium is 15 percent.

Gina Briles

Gina K. Briles writes family, household, and shopping-related product reviews. She is a displaced Jayhawk and a coffee addict living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two small children, and Vizsla dog.

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