December 1, 2023

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Taste Test:Healthy Choice Asian-inspired dish disappoints

Ann J. Kelley

Healthy Choice has added Asian-inspired dishes to its Cafe Steamers microwave meals, and members of the Times-Union Consumer Panel recently tried the Kung Pao Chicken.

Several panelists found the entree, which consists of chicken tenderloins, brown rice, broccoli, red peppers, water chestnuts and Kung Pao sauce, too skimpy a portion to make a satisfying meal, while others were surprised at the bland flavor of the usually spicy dish.

“For a frozen entree, it serves the bill,” said retiree Jim Duggan, whose favorite part of the meal was the chicken. “It’s in fairly good size pieces, and I was amazed at how good it was. I thought it would be dry, but it was tender and moist.”