Product Type: Birds Eye Meat / Fish
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Can't Beat A Birds Eye Burger
Birds Eye Chicken Burgers
Member Name: cazkins
Birds Eye Chicken Burgers
Advantages: Tasty & not bland thanks to breadcrumb coating, quick/easy to cook, crisp outside, tender inside
Disadvantages: None per se for me
I love chicken and even though I don't buy burgers frequently, these make a nice quick and easy sandwich filling. They're tasty, reasonably healthy without added gunk and can often be bought on offer.
Birds Eye is a very popular brand with around 65 years of experience and an ever-expanding range of nom noms. When it comes to buying frozen chicken, Birds Eye is usually the brand I go for, knowing it'll be good quality and at least reasonably healthy with no nasties. These come in a box of 4 (though you can also buy in a larger bag, which I've seen in Iceland) that's golden yellow in colour and has recognisable Birds Eye logo on the front. To the right is an image of what to expect, which is quite tempting and looks fairly fresh and healthy.
Each burger is made from chopped chicken breast and is coated in breadcrumbs. Cooking is very straightforward in either a grill or oven. To grill : Medium heat, 10-12 minutes. To oven bake : 12 minutes, 230°C or Fan 210°C, using a baking tray in the middle of the oven. These are only rough guidelines as per the box, so I tend to oven cook for the majority of the time and then grill them for a few minutes just to crisp them up a bit more. It's a good idea to keep an eye on them whilst they're cooking to turn them over occasionally. What you're left with is a crisp, golden burger.
These actually have a slightly different smell to what I'd expect for breaded chicken but it's delicious. I love the aroma when they're in the oven and they come out, when cooked for a reasonable time, golden and grip on the top without being hard. I tend to blot these after cooking to remove excess fat/grease, then serve up. How do they taste? The chicken is quite tender and as you'd expect, whilst the coating adds a crisp texture with an appealing taste and aroma. They're soft without being soggy because of the coating, and whilst they're relatively thin, say, in comparison to a chunky beef burger, they're adequate for a sandwich or burger bun.
Each burger contains 130 calories and 8g of fat, so having one or two each time is reasonable for dinner or lunch. I really like these in plain white sliced bread as well as burger buns, but I've also had them served with just salad because they don't taste bland thanks to the coating.
Overall, I would recommend these because they're fairly healthy when it comes to burgers considering they're coated with breadcrumbs, are easy to cook, and both smell and taste delicious.
A box of 4 (200g) retails for around £1.45 (Tesco)
Summary: Tasty burgers for chicken fans
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