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Lean Cuisine Southwest-Style Chicken Panini

This is a fair product. Panini sandwiches are now a fixture in fast food outlets all over -- even Starbucks is selling them. This product comes ready to heat in the microwave and eat. It has a "Revolutionary Grilling Tray" included that does help give a slight crusted appearance to the sandwich.  

The sourdough type bread is OK until it begins to cool and then is a bit chewy. The filling has a somewhat Southwest flavor to it that is a little better than the filling in the Chicken, Spinach and Mushrooms Panini.  

This is actually a better product than some of the panini I have had at fast food joints and is likely better for you. There are better Lean Cuisine products, though, that you might consider keeping on hand for that emergency lunch.  

It gets 2 forks. Compared to some panini I have had it is fairly priced at about $3.00.  

Lean Cuisine Panini

Lean Cuisine Southwest-Style Chicken Panini

Nutrition Facts
Serving size = 1 Package (170g)
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
 
Calories 280
Calories from Fat 70
 
% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g
11%
    Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 730mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%
    Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
    Sugars 3g
 
Protein 20g
 

Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 30%
Iron 15%