07 May, 2009
Stouffer’s Corner Bistro Chicken Asiago Panini
Posted by: Gregory Ng: The Frozen Food Master
In a word: Amazing. This selection from the new Corner Bistro line from Stouffer’s is one of the best meals I have eaten out of microwave in quite a while. But it isn’t without some flaws.
Let’s first start with the specs: The Stouffer’s Corner Bistro Chicken Asiago Panini is made up of grilled white meat chicken with sun dried tomatoes and spinach in a creamy Asiago cheese sauce on wheat bread.
It is chock full of quality ingredients and an amazing concoction of flavors that was so satisfying in my mouth that I contemplated going home early for some private time with my new tasty friend. The chicken was quality. The sun dried tomatoes added a burst of sweet flavor that highlighted the saltiness of the asiago cheese sauce. The wheat bread had a buttery finish that made it taste like I was consuming a well-made sandwich from 2 pieces of garlic bread.
I was so taken by the presentation, the smell, and then the taste that I forgot to put the 2 sides together and make a sandwich. Instead, I ate it like 2 pieces of bruschetta.
But as I mentioned, it isn’t without some flaws. This was advertised as a panini that “Grills in the Microwave” but after cooking this item fully, there was not a grill mark in sight. Don’t get me wrong, it was cooked through and I am convinced that had I cooked it for longer than directed, the grill marks would have appeared but the insides would have been dried out. In the end, the bread was crisp but not perfect.
Calories from Fat: 200
Total Fat: 22g
Saturated Fat: 7g
Total Carbs: 45g
Dietary Fiber: 7g