RAO’s Chicken Parmesan is a HIT!

The Lempert Report
August 31, 2021

Here’s a new product you are going to love

I’ve long been a fan of RAO’s on 114th street in Manhattan – it's always been tough to get a reservation – there are only 10 tables – so it's who you know. But a few years ago they started selling their pasta sauces in supermarkets (my favorite is the arrabiata) and then pasta – now they’ve moved to the frozen food case with an assortment of entrees. I tried the RAO’s Chicken Parmesan and to be honest it’s a delightful and delicious experience. One of our top new product ratings at 92 points. I microwaved it according to the directions and it cooked perfectly. Just the right combination of crispy breaded chicken breast with spaghetti.  Nothing artificial.350 calories for the entire serving, 15 grams of fat and 670 mg of sodium – both of which I wish was a bit lower, has no added sugars – just 5 naturally occurring grams from the mozzarella, parmesan and romano cheeses and 20 grams of protein.  Retails for $5.99 for an 8.5 oz portion – but on sale this week at Kroger for $4.99.