Saturday, August 27, 2011

An easy dinner option

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program I was sent a coupon for a free sample of Birds Eye Viola! product line.

The Birds Eye Viola! line has tons of options to choose from such as Garlic Chicken, Beef and broccoli and Shrimp Scampi. 

This was my pick:

Cheesy Ranch Chicken sounded great to me!

The first thing I noticed about this package was the sauce packet.

They sure don't skimp on the sauce which is a very nice thing.

I prepared it according to package directions and ended up with this:

I was pleasantly surprised how well this turned out. The penne held together and the vegetables were cooked just right.

My favorite thing (besides lots of cheese sauce) was the size of the vegetables.

Nice big pieces of carrot and broccoli.
I really felt like I was getting a nice hearty portion of veggies.

And the chicken was tender and not rubbery at all. The chicken pieces were also nice and big.

I was expecting to not like this product but when I can have penne with tons of cheese sauce for only 4.5g of fat per serving? I am sold!

The best part is that you have a complete meal on the table in 10 minutes.

While I am not likely to use this product very often (because I like cooking too much) I can see that it would be great to have it on hand on the days when I am just too tired to cook an elaborate meal.

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