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Better Than The Freezer Aisle: Copycat Lean Cuisine Chicken Margherita

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Better Than The Freezer Aisle: Copycat Lean Cuisine Chicken Margherita

Lisa
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6 Servings
7 Ingredients
13 Comments
No need to sacrifice flavor and serving size when you are counting calories. Skip the freezer aisle meals, and whip up your own delicious Chicken Margherita with fresh basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella!
6 Servings
7 Ingredients
13 Comments

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Penne
  • 2 ⅔ cups cook and dice Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chop Basil, Fresh
  • 1 cup halve Grape Tomatoes
  • ¾ cups Mozzarella Cheese, 2%, Shredded

Containers

Supplies

  • Labels
  • 1.Baking Pan, 9x13

Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Bake

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Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Ready to Eat

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Make It Now Cooking Directions

Oven Cook

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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe
6 Servings
Serving Size
1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories
260
Total Fat
7g
Saturated Fat
2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
Sodium
115mg
Total Carbohydrates
46g
Fiber
2g
Sugar
2g
Protein
27g
WW Freestyle
8
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Fat
0 Fruit
0 Milk
0 Other Carb
3 Starch
0 Veg
3 Lean Meat

13 Comments

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  1. I put this in the myfitnesspal app and its registering the carbs as much higher than 13g per serving. How were the nutrition facts calculated?

    1. Thanks for your feedback and concern! We use also My Fitness Pal to calculate nutrition info. It is not foolproof as there are tons of options and varieties.

  2. In the cooking directions to freeze for later, there’s a conflict between step numbers 3 and 4.

    Should we mix in the cheese and tomatoes with the rest of the ingredients? Or should we add the other ingredients to the baking dish and THEN TOP with the cheese and tomatoes?

    1. Hi Katherine — we have you bake it to heat everything through and have the cheese melt and all the flavors meld together. Hope this helps! ~OAMM

  3. This was great! I did only one extra thing: I cooked my chicken in 2tsp olive oil with about 1 Tbsp minced garlic. Then I cut down the olive oil in the recipe to 1 tsp. It was very savory, especially when there was a grape tomato in the bite – gave it a nice zing. I would also add that the portions are, what I would say, almost generous – they are a little larger than what you’d get in the Lean Cuisine box, in my opinion. Usually, they give small portions to keep the points low. Thanks for another great recipe!

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