Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s Basil Parmesan Chicken may be found in the frozen section of the grocery store next to the frozen vegetables.
I’ve eaten at Macaroni Grill before and can say this frozen meal is not as good as the restaurant meals, but it’s tasty.
I love the bags of frozen meals because it’s so easy to add extra vegetables as you heat up the meal in a non-stick pan on the stove.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s basil Parmesan chicken dish comes with grilled white meat chicken, broccoli florets, which are nice because you aren’t stuck with the stems. The Cavatappi pasta is tossed with a creamy basil Parmesan sauce. It’s not a spicy dish at all. If you have a child who likes things to taste creamy but does not like tomato sauce, this is a good alternative to pasta with red sauce.
If you are in a hurry, but want added nutrition, toss in some cut up asparagus and red peppers as well. To make it even more kid-friendly, sprinkle on just a tad of cheddar cheese.
They suggest adding 1/4 cup milk to the skillet and cooking covered on medium heat for 13 to 16 minutes. It’s not necessary to add the milk, but you can. The package also suggests adding cubed mozzarella cheese before serving or sprinkling with pine nuts or slivered almonds.
For adults, the Basil Parmesan Chicken dish pairs nicely with a dry white wine or extra dry champagne
Here are a few nutritional facts I learned from my Romano Macaroni Grill review of the basil Parmesan chicken:
No. 1: 460 calories per serving without the added milk ingredient.
No. 2: 20 grams of fat.
No. 3: 4 grams of fiber.
No. 4: 29 grams of protein.
No. 5: Vitamins include 10 percent of the recommended Vitamin A; 35 percent Vitamin C; 8 percent calcium and 8 percent Iron.
Ingredients include cavatappi pasta, water, cooked white meat, broccoli, tomatoes, butter, cream, corn starch, salt, natural flavor, garlic, spice, onion powder, yeast extract, carob bean gum, buttermilk and other ingredients.
Although it’s fairly high in fat, I think it’s fine if you add fresh vegetables and stretch it out to four servings instead of the recommended two.
For my Macaroni Grill review, I found their basil Parmesan chicken from the line of Macaroni Grill At Home Frozen meals at Publix Grocery Store. For more information, visit www.Macaronigrillathome.com.
For taste and nutrition, I give the Romano’s Macaroni Grill Basil Parmesan Chicken 4.3 out of 5 stars. I liked it but not as much as the Bertolli chicken alla vodka with Farfalle pasta.
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