It takes about 6 and half minutes to cook this bad boy in the microwave. The smell that enters the air is heavy. I can smell the basil sauce, for sure. So it smells promising.
When I get it out of the microwave, I see very thin noodles. Okay, I can dig that. The piece of chicken is huge which is a plus. Also, a bit of cheese is sprinkeled on the top for my pleasure. I pull off the plastic and begin to chow down.
There isn't alot of tomato sauce in this meal. In replacement, there is a lot of tomato chunks. Am I a fan of this? The kid in me would say 'no', but I'm willing to try it. I wrap a small bunch of noodles on my fork and manage to grab a tomato chunk in the process. Hm. The noodles are cooked perfectly. Nice. But there isn't a lot of depth to the sauce. The basil I had smelled while it was cooking? I tasted more basil in the air then I did in the sauce. Although I am surprised by the amount of flavor in the tomato chunk. A pleasant surprise. Not for the chicken.
I take a chuck of chicken and place it in my mouth. Wow, why does this taste deep fried? Whatever it is, I like it! It is a tasty, juicy piece of chicken, something I wasn't expecting. Although on the downside, I notice that this chicken is a bit hard to cut and a bit chewy.
Overall a nice dish. I'm sure I'll be hungry again in a few hours. Not bad but I've had better in the frozen section of my grocery store. I wouldn't buy it again. I'll give Lean Cuisine: Chicken Parmesan a: 2 out of 5.