A Review of Crazy Cuizine's Mandarin Orange Chicken Bowl

Updated on January 8, 2020
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These Crazy Cuizine bowls are quick and easy to prepare.
These Crazy Cuizine bowls are quick and easy to prepare.

Orange Chicken Bowl: Fast Facts

  • Price: Under $5
  • Cooking Time: 6 minutes
  • Ingredients: Orange-flavored chicken breast tenders, brown rice, carrot slivers, peas, onions, and red bell pepper.

Crazy Cuizine bowls can likely be found in the frozen food aisle of your local supermarket.
Crazy Cuizine bowls can likely be found in the frozen food aisle of your local supermarket.

Why Orange Chicken?

Many of us who enjoy chicken seek an occasional twist on the common meat to spice things up. Fried, grilled, or baked chicken with mashed potatoes or French fries can only be tolerated for so long. Orange chicken is a nice, Asian-influenced option that can be enjoyed with rice and vegetables. Not only is it tasty, but it is also a healthy alternative to fried options.

Nutritional information for the orange chicken bowl
Nutritional information for the orange chicken bowl

A Few Words About Crazy Cuizine

Crazy Cuizine has been creating food products for about 30 years and offers a wide variety of dishes inspired by Japanese and Chinese cuisine. They offer plates of individual servings as well as main dishes that can provide a family-sized meal.

Convenient and economical, they are a desirable option for the savvy consumer. One of their mottos is "more meat and less breading." Consumers frequently complain that frozen chicken products come with too much breading and not enough meat. With Crazy Cuizine, the opposite is true—their meals usually provide delicious and tender white meat breast portions.

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The packaging makes for convenient storage and is easy to open when it's time heat and eat. This is what the meal looks like frozen in the bowl before being heated. The orange chicken bowl only needs only six minutes in the microwave.
The packaging makes for convenient storage and is easy to open when it's time heat and eat.
The packaging makes for convenient storage and is easy to open when it's time heat and eat.
This is what the meal looks like frozen in the bowl before being heated.
This is what the meal looks like frozen in the bowl before being heated.
The orange chicken bowl only needs only six minutes in the microwave.
The orange chicken bowl only needs only six minutes in the microwave.

Quick and Convenient

One of the things I enjoyed about this product is the convenience of its preparation. All you have to do is put it in the microwave for a few minutes and it cooks up just fine. There are no extra dishes to worry about or pans to warm up. Everything is right there. The rice was plump and flavorful, the chicken portions were delicious, the vegetables added a nice healthy complement, and the orange flavor offered a tangy surprise.

This is a great option for anyone whose time might be limited. As a bonus, it adds a nice aroma to the room it is heated in. If you bring this meal to work, you won't have to worry about complaints from office mates about pungent odors. The meal cooks quickly enough that it can be heated and enjoyed during a short 15-minute break.

Fresh Out of the Oven

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Can you see the steam?Once heated, mix the bowl's contents and wait about a minute before eating.
Can you see the steam?
Can you see the steam?
Once heated, mix the bowl's contents and wait about a minute before eating.
Once heated, mix the bowl's contents and wait about a minute before eating.

Final Thoughts

I would recommend this dish to anyone who is looking for something different when it comes to frozen foods. It's fairly healthy and it tastes delicious. The ease of preparation definitely makes it superior to other, more time-intensive lunch or dinner options, and the Asian flair adds a bit of exotic taste to your palate.

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