“ Brand: Birds Eye / Type: Meat „
Both me and my boyfriend love the plain Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills. He likes them plain because he is a fussy eater, me I like to get chilli sauce and things out to pep them up a bit!
I spotted these Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills With Lime & Chilli in Asda and although they sounded right up my street I wasn't so sure about what the boyfriend would think but I decided just to cook the up and say nothing and see if he said anything about them!
The chargrills come in a yellow and green coloured box with a photograph of one of the chargrills on the front of it and I am told that they are Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills '2' Lime & chilli and that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and are made with 100% chicken breast and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information on the box includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and allergy advice is stated along with a full nutritional chart being shown, I'm told how to cook them and contact details for Birds Eye Ltd are given. Nice, bright and informative packaging this is.
What you get is two medium sized chicken breasts with some red powdery looking speckles sprinkled over it and to cook the you simply pop it/them in the oven for about 20 minutes. When they are cooked they come out of the oven moist looking and with a light golden colour to it/them and there is a slight aroma of lime notable.
Taste wise we found these simply ok but really nothing all that special. Glazed in lime that taste is slightly zesty and very natural though for us a bit too acidic and too much. The red chilli that this has is a decent amount of which was hot but sort of went well the limey taste though the more I ate of this chicken the hotter my mouth felt.
The chicken is of good quality and grainy so not processed at all and basically it just tastes like a marinated piece of chicken. Nothing more....nothing less really. Not my favourite flavour of chicken from the range but it isn't awful!
Nutritional Information Per Portion:
Available in all god supermarkets etc and if not on offer will cost about £1.50 a box.
Thought this flavouring would be a bit odd. They were in a way, but we were curious, Even so we only cooked 1 box of these and a box of another Chicken Birds Eye product that we liked, therefore if we weren't keen on these ones, then we wouldn't go that hungry.
These are quite new out and located in the freezer section of shops. They cost around £1.60, but we picked them up when they cost £1. A bit better than the normal price.
You got 2 decent sized bits of Chicken in the box. These are quite thick as well, but not too thick. You just cook these in the oven for about 20 minutes and the outside is slightly hard but in a good way, and the inside is tender and juicy.
When cooked these were nicer than what I expected. The Chicken had a bit Chargrill scoring on it, but didn't taste smoky or that. The taste from these were alright. I was expecting this to taste like a sharp Lime Taste like biting into a Lime Section, but it wasn't anything like that. The Lime scent was quite subtle, but had a nice tang to it. It was a bit sour, but in a good way. I couldn't taste the Chilli much, but there was a slight heat to this, which went nice with the citrus tang of the Lime.
These were nice for what they were and I could eat 2 of them, but they are more an aquired taste, and probably wouldn't appeal to everyone, but they are worth a try and especially when on offer.
*Product Price & Availability*
Birds Eye products are widely available in supermarkets, frozen food stores and I often see them in my local 'corner' shop.
They can vary in price depending on where they are purchased but are often on offer. In Asda the regular price is around £1.68. Currently in Asda they are priced at £1.00 or 4 for £3.00.
Each chicken piece, which is counted as one serving, contains 165 calories, 16g of protein, 4.3g of carbs, 9.3g of fat and 0.7g of salt equivalent.
I often use Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills in the various flavours, in various dishes. I do this mostly for the ease and convenience, but am also impressed by the current price at Asda and of course the taste (of some of them).
After cooking for 20 minutes I sliced my pieces of chicken up and threw them into a wok to make a stir fry with.
I found the lime and chilli flavours to both be very prominent, yet neither overwhelming, and both very enjoyable. These certainly hold a lot of flavour and so make any dish interesting.
The chicken is quality made from chicken breast, yet not a whole chicken breast. As I have used these many times before I expect that the chicken pieces are more like chunks that have been reformed... but it's just a warning to others not to expect a whole chicken breast.
Overall these are fabulous. Full of flavour, fairly healthy and really versatile. They are now amongst my favourite flavours of Birds Eye chargrills.