New in the Market: Crazy Cuizine Asian Frozen Foods

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on March 26, 2012 · 1 comment

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Crazy Cuizine is a brand of Day-Lee Foods, producing a small quality line of Asian frozen foods.

We recently tasted three of their products, Chicken Potstickers, Teriyaki Chicken and Mandarin Orange Chicken. All three are fully cooked and simply need to be reheated and served. They were all excellent products.

Potstickers are Asian style gyoza dumplings. Gyoza is a Japanese word defining a dumpling typically filled with ground meat and vegetables and usually fried. The Chicken Potstickers from Crazy Cuizine are exactly that, dumplings filled with chopped boneless chicken, cabbage and onions. They come with a traditional soy dipping sauce. A 5-ounce serving, 8 pieces, which is a very generous portion has 240 calories, 7 grams of fat (1.5 are saturated fat), 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 32 grams of carbohydrate (including 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of fiber), 14 grams of protein, and 580 milligrams of sodium. If you use the soy dipping sauce, the sodium per serving goes to 790 milligrams.

Both the Teriyaki Chicken and Mandarin Orange Chicken include only chicken breast meat. They are both an all meat entrée which can be easily coupled with vegetables and rice to make a complete meal. We mixed both with stir-fry vegetables and brown rice for an easy dinner.

A 1 cup serving of Teriyaki Chicken has 240 calories, 8 grams of fat (1.5 grams saturated fat), 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 21 grams of carbohydrate (including 23 grams are sugar and 3 grams of fiber), 19 grams of protein, and 620 milligrams of sodium.

A 1 cup serving of Mandarin Orange Chicken has 260 calories, 7grams of fat (1 gram is saturated fat), 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 35 grams of carbohydrate (including 14 grams are sugar and no fiber), 13 grams of protein, and 500 milligrams of sodium.

When coupled with vegetables and rice, a 1 cup serving is a very adequate portion size.

All of the products are trans fat free and contain no preservatives or MSG.

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Andria Police October 18, 2013 at 2:41 am

I am curious if anyone could tell me where Day-Lee Foods / Crazy Cuizine actually gets their chicken from. Is it chinese slaughter house meat that’s processed and repackaged somewhere in the states? Or is it actually decent chicken?
I bought a box of the mandarin orange chicken today, and it is amazing. Juicy, crispy, yummy sauce, easy to prepare….my hubby is convinced that all this deliciousness MUST come at a price. I am really hoping I can find good news rather than bad.
Thanks in advance for any help you may have!

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