Product Type: Birds Eye Meat / Fish
Newest Review: ... with no nasties. The Chicken Fingers come in a rectangular box weighing 250g, containing 10 fingers of chickeny goodness. The logo is cl... more
Finger Lickin' Good?
Birds Eye Chicken Fingers
Member Name: cazkins
Birds Eye Chicken Fingers
Advantages: Tender chicken, crisp breadcrumb coating means they're not bland, no added nasties
Disadvantages: Fairly high cal/fat if you've got a bigger appetite
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)
Summary: Tasty fingers of chicken for kids and adults alike
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