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      16.05.2012 13:36
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      Tasty fingers of chicken for kids and adults alike

      I love my chicken and even though I tend to opt for 'healthier' versions, I like the occasional breaded chicken. These may be considered more of a kid friendly food, but I'd argue they're tasty enough for adults too so they're something I'd recommend giving a go for a quick and easy meal. 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. The Chicken Fingers come in a rectangular box weighing 250g, containing 10 fingers of chickeny goodness. The logo is clearly recognisable on the golden yellow box, and you can see an image of what to expect from the fingers, which looks quite tempting. These are very straightforward to cook. They take around 12 minutes to cook in the grill or oven, though I tend to use the instructions on the box as a rough guideline. I usually oven cook these for the majority of the cooking time, then grill for a few minutes to get both sides a little crispier. It's worth checking on these every now and again to turn them over, and the end result should be soft but crisp golden fingers. When getting them out of the oven/grill I tend to blot these first to rid of any excess fat/grease, then serve. They smell good and have a soft but crisp texture on the outside. Biting in to them, the chicken is soft and overall seems like good quality because it's tender and fresh. It's also good to know that these are free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives, and they're made from 100% chicken breast. Per 3 fingers, these contain 165 calories and 9g of fat, which is a fairly high amount I think when you consider that each finger is still relatively small. For a child, perhaps, 3 would be enough, though for larger appetites 5 would probably be better. None the less, the fat/cals could be worse, and I prefer knowing I've got a reasonably healthy product without any nasties. I would recommend these because they're quick and easy to cook whilst being mess-free, they smell and taste delicious, and they can make a quick tasty dish with various accompaniments. I sometimes have these with just salad, or chop them up to go with rice because the breadcrumb coating means they're not as bland as plain chicken. Retails for around £1.34 for 10 (Tesco)

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        09.05.2012 10:43
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        Nice chicken fingers....another winner from Birds Eye!

        One of the things that my ex left with me with was his love of chicken. He was a very plain and fussy eater and when he used to come and stay with me out was fancy food and in was very plain and thats the reason I first ever bought these and even though we have been split over a year now I still buy them for me from time to time as often they are on offer for a pound a box opposed to the usual retail price of about £1.50 a box.......in fact I have never once paid the full price for these come to think of it! The Packaging: The box is bright yellow with a slight sunset scene on it, a picture of Captain Birds Eye and a photograph of one of the chicken fingers and we are told that they are Birds Eye '10' chicken Fingers and that they are made from 100% chicken breast and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the box other information listed includes the ingredients, allergy advice and a full nutritional chart being shown, the weight is stated which is 250g, cooking instructions are listed and contact details for Birds Eye are given. Nice enough, informative packaging this is. The Fingers: To cook them is simple enough and all they require is 20 minutes in the oven from frozen or you can grill them for about 15 minutes. They basically look like fish fingers with the same sort of orangy colour on the outside which are the breadcrumbs of course and they are reasonably thick too and I find them to cook through and go a lovely orangey/golden colour in the time stated to cook them in really very well indeed. The outside is crispy/crunchy and the coating is even with a hint of a bread taste to it and no flavour of grease or appearance of grease appears at all. The inside of the finger is 100% chicken breast and tastes like that should and is unfatty with no gristle about and chunky and tasty and very slightly and gentlyseasoned. These don't fall apart on you and only contain 165 calories per 3 of them (grilled which I havent done to cook them as yet as I am too lazy!) and they make a lovely meal with a good dollop of your favourite sauce and some chips. Quick, simple and very tasty....these are! Available in all good supermarkets etc.

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        07.02.2011 13:31
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        see review x

        THE BOX The box looks just how it does in the picture, with captain birds eye and a picture of the chicken finger. The box is entirely card board, and is easy to open, which you can do at either end of the box, just by ripping the cardboard open. On the back is the instructions on how to cook and all the nutritional information that you need to know. HOW TO COOK They are really easy to cook, just put under the grill turning them over when one side is golden brown, when both sides are golden brown they are ready to eat. Never leave the grill unattended though and keep an eye on them at all times. They usually take about 15 minutes to fully cook, although different grills may vary on times, and cook quicker or may take longer. THE TASTE The taste of these are fantastic, the outside is just bread crumbs like you get on fishfingers, so these really are just like fish fingers except it has chicken on the inside instead of fish. Once you bite into the finger you get the lovely taste of succulent chicken. The bread crumbs on the finger add a really nice taste to the chicken, but they do not over power the taste. The combination of the two really work well together. Its just like the boxes of breaded chickens breasts you can get except they are in fingers instead, which I think kids will eat better, well mine do anyway loll. Of you like fish fingers and you also like chicken then you will just love the taste of these. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION This is based on per finger Calories 60 Sodium 7 mg Total Fat 3 g Saturated 1 g Polyunsaturated 0 g Protein 3 g Total Carbs 5 g THE PRICE You can buy these in tesco for £1.67p although I am sure that if you shop around you can find them cheaper, and they will also have them on special offer from time to time. WHAT TO EAT WITH I find that these go lovely with chips and garden peas, I don't think they taste as good with mash but that maybe just me, also if your like me and eat everything with gravy on then they do taste nice with gravy, although they do go a little soggy if your a slow eater but still a nice taste. These also taste very nice just in a sandwich as a quick snack, although I don't do that often, I think they are too pricey to waste 4 fingers on a sandwich. MY OPINION In my opinion I do think that these are over priced for what you get, the fingers are not that big, they are smaller than your average fish finger, and more expensive than them too. Although I would still recommend them as they are very tasty, and the kids do love them. I do only buy them every so often though, when they are on special offer. I know £1.67 is not a lot of money but there are cheaper things to buy, and when you have a family to feed they really don't go that far. I will buy them again though, as they are easy to cook, and very tasty too, and go well with gravy which is always a good thing in my book loll.

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          17.05.2010 22:33
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          TASTY, QUICK & EASY FOOD FOR ALL AGES!

          Chicken is my favourite meat so it stands to reason I've tried Birds Eye Chicken Fingers & love them! :) Not only do they taste yummy but they are really easy to cook; just 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven or under the grill & they're good to go. Chicken Fingers can be eaten with various foods such as chips & beans, as a sandwich or with salad if you want to be a little healthier. All ages can enjoy Chicken Fingers. If you like Birds Eye Fish Fingers you must give Chicken Fingers a chance to tantalise your taste buds. They can be a little dry/boring on there own (depending on your taste buds) but a little salt, vinegar or ketchup is the perfect match for your chicken fingers. Chicken Fingers come as a box of 10 (I've not seen them sold any differently although you usually get 11 in a box) & they can be purchased from most supermarkets for around £1, maybe a little more - I tend to buy them in the 4 items for £3 offer in Asda - bargain!! They are a frozen item and have a very long shelf life - at least 12 months. Birds Eye Chicken Fingers are made from chopped chicken breast coated in breadcrumbs - yummy! Theres no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives in these Chicken Fingers. They're so quick & easy to cook & very tasty - suitable for all the family.

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            01.03.2010 15:08
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            The best chicken fingers

            Chicken is my favourite meat and these chicken fingers from Birds Eye contain some of the tastiest and best quality chicken I've had. They are fingers of chopped chicken breast which is coated in breadcrumbs - very similar to fish fingers being the same size and shape. They're made from 100% chicken breast which is why they're such good quality. The chicken inside is very white and soft and it always tastes and feels so perfect. It's so soft and tender when you cut through it and it is just as excellent in quality as every other Birds Eye product. The breadcrumbs that coat the chicken are an orangey-brown colour and they're quite crumbly but they crisp up very nicely in the oven. These are quite similar to Birds Eye's chicken burgers actually although these are a little thicker and tastier in my opinion. Although they're a little more expensive than Birds Eye's chicken dippers and you only get 10 of these in a pack, the meat inside is of better quality and these are much more succulent to eat. They only take around 15 minutes to cook either in the oven or under the grill so they're quick and simple to make and go really well with something like McCain's Smiley Faces and some sweetcorn - that's how I like to eat mine anyway although this does sound more like a child's mean than an adults! These chicken fingers make part of a very tasty and fun meal for children but even for adults they're great as I love them!

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            01.03.2010 12:40
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            Another new Birds Eye product for us to try. I usually buy the Chicken Fillet type things from birds eye, but like the Chicken Dippers and also the little Chicken ball things you get as well, so I thought we could have this for tea some night. Although on the box they look like Fish Fingers and I knew when I tried them I would have an image of Fish in my head. I was sure it would work out ok. You get these in the freezer section and we picked up a couple of boxes for £1 each for 10 Fingers. Thinking that 5 Fingers each wouldn't fill us up, which I was right about, so we got the 2 boxes. The Fingers were stacked 2 high, through the box. The pack was ok. Nice looking picture on ther front, and all the Ingredients and Nutritional Information on the back. These were the same lenght and thickness of Fish Fingers. They weren't that wide, a bit longer than my middle finger and about 1cm thick. You cook these in the Oven for about 20 minutes and this lets the Chicken inside be tender and a bit moist, and the coating just that bit crisp. The coating was more a bit of Batter, but it also seemed that bit crumbly as well. It was only a thin covering and done the job well. The Chicken inside was thick enough and tasted like Breast Meat. These were alright, but I think they were my least favourite birds Eye Chicken product. They jsut reminded me of Fish Fingers that bit too much, so I will stick to the Chicken Dippers in future.

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            21.02.2010 15:25
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            A very decent frozen food from Birdseye.

            When the grandkids come round to stay or even just to get fed I have to have some frozen simple foods available or they will eat nothing, typical of kids they don't know good food when they see it or taste it so the other day my wife and I were shopping and preparing for one such visit when we say these Birdseye chicken fingers on offer. At only £1 for ten in Tesco these seemed like a good value buy and something the kids would eat and we were right, the kids loved them and they were a high quality food, even though they were what I would normally refer to as frozen rubbish, I have to admit if you must buy frozen then Birdseye do a decent job of most things. These chicken fingers looked like a typical fish finger but with chicken inside instead of fish of course, they are very simple to cook, just pop them in the oven for 20 minutes and they are golden brown, crisp and ready to go. I always expect the inside of a breadcrumb or batter that has been frozen to be a bit soggy and often that is the case but not here, the breadcrumb coating was a nice crisp one throughout and the chicken inside was white which is a good thing because if there had been anything other than white chicken on display there is not a chance my lot would have touched them. My youngest grandson left one on his plate and so through sheer curiosity I ate it and I have to admit I was very pleasantly surprised, nice enough tasting chicken and a very good breadcrumb coating, not soggy at all and a very decent frozen product overall. Nutritional value for these chicken fingers is as follows, per three fingers: 165 calories, 8.7g of fat and 0.6g of salt so not too bad on this front either. The normal price of these is £1.47 for the ten fingers but even at that price I would still suggest they are a frozen product worth buying and seeing how well they went down with the grandkids means I for one will definitely be buying them again.

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            21.02.2010 12:49
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            well worth a try if you see them on offer

            I hadn't heard of these until my younger daughter said she'd tried them & really enjoyed the taste. As she's still a fussy eater (at 18!) I bought some as she's often difficult to shop for. I'm pretty sure the RRP is around £1.49 for a box of 10 chicken fingers but Tesco had them on offer last week for just £1. They are packed in a substantial box but the one I have is slightly different to the one shown by Dooyoo - it has a picture of them served with sweetcorn, carrots & broccoli - presumably to give the impression of a healthy meal. The fingers are neatly packed inside & look exactly like fish fingers. They have a bright orange breadcrumb topping which turns to a deeper brown when cooked. All the cooking directions, storage advice, ingredients & nutritional values are clearly listed on the box. I was pleased to see that a serving of 3 is only 180 calories but, for people like me who are watching their weight, disappointed that there are 9.1g of fat. This seems pretty high in my opinion especially as they seem to be marketed for children who often like chips or similar with their meal. I'm not a fan of 'fake' chicken & expected thes4e to taste like nuggets but they are in fact much nicer. There were no grey 'bits' or grizzle in them & the chicken tasted like the description - 'made with chicken breast'. There was no waste & the combination of the topping & the filling was really good. They are really convenient to have in stock I feel because they only take a few minutes to grill or oven-bake & can be served with fresh/ steamed vegetables or with salad & a baked potato so not as unhealthy as many convenience foods. I like the way they didn't change shape or fall apart when cooking & looked good when served up because of the colour. The texture is good too & for the above reasons I'd recommend giving them a try whilst they're on offer?

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            12.01.2010 14:09
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            A Delicious Box Of Birds Eye Chicken Fingers.

            I have recently been trying to save a little money and because some of the recipes I cook myself are a little pricey I have been buying more things in a packet but trying to find things that are nutritional and still delicious. When I spotted these Birds Eye Chicken Fingers for just £1.00 for 10 in Tesco I decided to give them a go as I like Chicken & I like Fish Fingers so I figured I would like these (and I was right!). These chicken fingers come provided in a box and they are very similar in appearance to standard fish fingers as they are covered in orange crumbs and the fingers in this box are a uniform width but the lengths varied quite a lot and although there was quite a small finger in the box I did receive 11 fingers instead of 10 so that made up for it. These are easily cooked in the oven for around 20 minutes and I found that they were far less likely to break up than fish fingers when turning over. They did turn a slightly different colour orange as they cooked so this did indicate that they were cooked and when I dished them up they stayed perfectly well held together and hardly any crumbs fell off which was good as I don't like leaving a mess everywhere! I believe you can grill these as well but my grill basically catches fire when lit so I don't bother with that, EVER! Per serving of three chicken fingers there are Calories 165, Sugar 0.5g, Fat 8.7g, Saturates 1.5g, Salt 0.6g which is not too shabby at all and three was a fairly good serving with a nice amount of mash and some roasted vegetables. These chicken fingers had a lovely crisp, crunchy coating to them and they were lovely and soft within. The chicken was tender and well cooked and I could tell that this was made with 100% chicken breast as it looked and tasted like real chicken breast rather than pushed back together grey meat and off cuts of who knows what. The fingers cook really well and the contract between the soft, tender meat & the crisp coating is a lovely contrast. When I initially took a bite I could not actually taste too much but it is evident that these are made from chicken and you can tell that these are made with good meat as the quality shows through in the taste. I was very pleased with the quality of these chicken fingers and would have no qualms in serving them up to my little nieces & nephews who will happily hoover down almost anything anyway. Ingredients: Chicken Breast (47%), Batter, Breadcrumb, Marinade, Sunflower Oil, Batter: Water, Wheat Flour, Salt, Breadcrumb: Wheat Flour, Yeast, Salt, Marinade: Water, Salt, Natural Flavouring, Vegetable Oil I would definitely recommend these chicken fingers as the taste is very nice indeed, they are lovely and evenly coated and there is a nice ample amount of chicken within. They are the same size (the majority, pretty much) as fish fingers and are even more filling because they are packed full of chicken breast. These have the quality mark of Birds Eye all over them and you can taste that these are well made with good ingredients which is something that I would expect from Birds Eye. The price of these is usually around £1.47 and even at that price I would definitely recommend them and I will be buying these again in the future. These were yummy and the whole family agreed so I will be giving these 5/5!

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              20.12.2009 13:23
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              A Nice Change From Fish Fingers And Wicked In A Butty Too!

              I've never seen these Chicken Fingers before so don't know if they're new or not, I brought them for my little sisters dinner because I wanted something that was quick and easy to cook and also something she could feed herself because I was mega busy. They are just like fish fingers only made with chicken. You can use them in all the same ways as fish fingers too including eating them with chips or a jacket potato and they are also very nice with gravy over them. I preferred mine with gravy actually because I think they are a bit dry when you cook them in the oven, you can fry them too but I don't like fried food much and deffo won't cook my sisters food like that. I reckon they might not dry up so much if you do them in the frying pan but the batter would soak loads of oil up. The batter is nice, I thought it was going to be breadcrumbs but the chicken fingers are coated in that bubbly batter than a lot of the food brands are using at the minute. That's good because it means the outside goes nice and crispy while it's cooking, the batter reminds me of the batter on the crispy chicken fillets you can buy but it's not as crunchy as that. The chicken fingers are made from 100% breast meat and the chicken tastes mega natural. It's got a bit of a fresh taste and I can taste salt in the chicken as well, the meat is a lot stronger tasting than I thought it would be and tastes proper nice with the batter. Like I said they're a bit dry on their own, I poured bean juice over my sisters and didn't let her have the ends of the chicken fingers because I was scared she would choke with them being so hard and dry. It's the chicken that's dry more than anything though but that's the same sometimes even with a piece of fresh chicken, I had mine with mash and gravy and it was yummy like that. You can also put these on a sandwich just like fish fingers and put some ketchup on it, my chicken finger butty was delish and I reckon that's actually the best way to eat them! I only paid £1.00 for this box of 10 chicken fingers and I think that's a good price for Birds Eye, that was in Tesco and was some sort of special offer but I didn't notice the proper price.

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