“ Quick and easy to prepare, Birds Eye Crispy Chicken Dippers are great for sharing with friends. Inexpensive and undeniably tasty, they are sure to be a hit with the children! Nutritional values lacking, however. „
Great as a snack or as part of a larger meal these Birds Eye Chicken Dippers in my opinion are a brilliant option. Very quick to prepare in an oven, you don't even have to turn them on the tray and after 15 minutes they are ready hot and golden.
I personally have eaten these the last few times just by themselves on a plate with tomato ketchup and they are splendid. As long as you don't over cook them the batter on the outside is crispy and golden and such a nice combination with the chicken inside. We are assured by the manufacturer that these are made using only 100% chicken breast which is obviously good to know and this chicken is 50% of the product contents overall.
There are twelve dippers in the box I bought from Tesco for £1.50 but this price would vary when there are promotions or if you purchase them from other retailers. I admit I could have eaten more than twelve when that is the only food item I had on my plate but these could be shared between two people when eaten with maybe chips, potatoes or other items as part of a bigger meal.
I am a fan of Chicken McNuggets from McDonalds and these are just as good at satisfying my desire for battered chicken. Roughly five dippers contains 210 calories and 11 grams of fat which isn't disastrous and I'm impressed they contain real chicken breast.
All in all these are perfect as a snack or as one item amongst others in a meal.
There are the odd occasion when we are home in the day that we have some freezer food as a snack, or with dinner. I was at my friends house probably 2 years ago as our kids were having a playdate (and we were having a gossip!) when for lunch she made us some dippers and chips. They were yummy and my daughter loved them so of course I asked here which ones she got. She showed me these Birds Eye branded chicken dippers and we have been loyal to this brand ever since!
These can be bought in variable quantities, from a bag containing 12, 24 or 42. I like to have food on standby in the freezer, and a bag of 12 wouldn't feed us at all so its more practical for me to buy the 42 bag which is what we currently have residing in the freezer! They can be expensive, with a bag of 42 dippers costing usually £4.60 but I always get things on offer (my golden rule of buying any branded food!) so I know I bought this on offer for £3 probably in Sainsburys or Tesco.
The dippers themselves are quite good quality, decent sized little pieces of blended chicken breast, wrapped in a nice thick crispy batter. They cook in the oven relatively quickly, I don't bother too much with instructions, simply throwing them in on a tray and giving them about 15 minutes, turning them over halfway through until they are golden brown with nice crispy edges.
I much prefer dippers as opposed to nuggets as they feel more meaty, and have a chunkier bite to it, compared to a nugget which is normally minimal meat and a lot of batter all around. These dippers really don't disappoint, very enjoyable to eat, and quite filling as I as a grown woman can have about 5 of these with a handful of chips and feel quite satisfied. They don't have much flavour to them, no pepper or seasoning in the salt so I combat this by always eating them with ketchup or a dollop of mayonnaise and my taste buds are happy!
These dippers are quite good quality, they contain 50% chicken breast and the rest is batter, vegetable oil and breadcrumbs. I haven't found any dodgy or suspicious looking taste/texture in these dippers and I have been eating them for years now so I find them more trustworthy than trying a basic brand. I may try a budget brand version of dippers one day (just to test the cost vs taste battle) but until my large bag runs out we will be eating these!
On the whole I really like these dippers, they taste nice, are quite filling and decent quality without being overly expensive. I would definitely recommend them and I am now craving a few!
=Birds Eye Crispy Chicken Dippers=
A box of Birds Eye Crispy Chicken Dippers are a box of 15, I brought mine when they were on offer for £1, and I keep the for freezer meals, when I am in a rush or my daughter is going to one of her clubs then its freezer to oven meal.
=How are they packaged=
They come in a cardboard box, and the Birds Eye logo is clearly displayed on the front, and the description "15 Crispy Chicken Dippers", it states that the dippers are made from 100% chicken breast.
From a catch the eye perspective they have a picture of some cooked dipper with vegetables and chocolate sauce. In the bottom corner, they have the Guideline daily amount for a 5-10year old based on a consumption of 4 dippers.
On the rear of the box there is guidelines for cooking, ingredients and the nutritional information.
Chicken Breast (50%)
Batter: Wheat Flour, Water, Maize Flour, Cornflour, Vegetable Oil, Raising Agents (E450, E500)#, Lactose, Salt ,Breadcrumb: Wheat Flour, Yeast, Salt
Marinade: Water, Wheat Flour, Salt, Cornflour, Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Natural Flavourings (contain Celery) ,# E450 and E500 are the basic ingredients of Baking Powder, which is used to make the batter light and crispy
=4 Chicken Dippers ( 70g ) provides=
Calories 175 10%
Sugars 0.4g less than 1%
Fat 9.4g 13%
Saturates 1.6g 8%
Salt 0.7g 18%
=They are easy to cook=
-Oven - Preheat the oven and then vook for 15 minutes at 210C or Gas 7 or
-Grill- 12 minutes - cook until golden and crispy.
=The Verdict - Eating them=
As there was only 12 in the box, we decided to cook the 12 as it was my daughter and me, and we chucked in some waffles, added some Baked beans for fibre. As it was home from school, tea, then ballet and tap class.
=Cooked and Ready=
The food cooked according to the time specified, they kept their shape and was an evenly golden colour.
The texture of the coating was like a batter, it was nice, crispy, smooth, the inside tasted like chicken and looked like chicken, it was a white colour, although you could see it had been maybe minced to be shaped like this.
=Would I buy again=
I would buy if they were on offer for £1, anything above that and I don't really feel they are worth that, as for us one box goes in 1 meal.
I would class these as a freezer emergency food, but I found that the fat and the salt content was high even though I oven cooked them. But for an occasional treat they are ok.
I bought these during a top up online delivery shop from Tesco afew weeks ago. They were discounted and cost £1.00 for a box containing 12 dippers. I thought it would be a good addition to the freezer.
Why did I buy these?
Most days I cook from scratch, but ( mainly at the weekend ) I like to have alittle ' lazy time' and rather than worry about how long Im going to spend in a hot and sweaty kitchen cooking for hours on end, I can have a look in the freezer, pick something out and stick in the oven. This is one of those options. I buy them for the kids as they enjoy them, and its a lot cheaper than taking them to McDonalds for their nuggets, which is more or less the same thing.
How are they packaged
They come in a cardboard box with the ' BirdsEye ' logo clearly on the front and the product name ' 12 Crispy Chicken Dippers '. Beneath that it says the dippers are made from 100% chicken breast. Huge, very appetising picture of some dippers next to some veg and tomato sauce. In the bottom right hand corner is the Guideline Daily Amount of a 5-10 year old based on 4 dippers.
On the back it gives a brief description of what the product is, ingredients, nutritional information and how to cook.
Chicken Breast (50%),Batter ,Vegetable Oil ,Breadcrumb ,Marinade ,Batter: Wheat Flour, Water, Maize Flour, Cornflour, Vegetable Oil, Raising Agents (E450, E500)#, Lactose, Salt ,Breadcrumb: Wheat Flour, Yeast, Salt ,Marinade: Water, Wheat Flour, Salt, Cornflour, Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Natural Flavourings (contain Celery) ,# E450 and E500 are the basic ingredients of Baking Powder, which is used to make the batter light and crispy
4 Chicken Dippers ( 70g ) provides:
Calories 175 10%
Sugars 0.4g less than 1%
Fat 9.4g 13%
Saturates 1.6g 8%
Salt 0.7g 18%
How to cook
15 mins in a preheated oven at 210 degrees/Gas Mark 7 or place in medium grill for 12 mins. Cook until golden and crispy.
How do we find them?
They looked a decent size when they were frozen, and kept their shape and didn't shrink after they were cooked. They cooked quite quickly in the oven and were lightly brown pretty much evenly. They didn't give of a huge amount of oil, just a tiny amount and to be fair they looked nice and appealing.
The texture of the dippers when eating was that the outside was crispy and the inside quite soft. It tasted like chicken in the middle but more grounded up in look and texture. I didn't feel there was much in the form of seasoning, but I felt that was fine as these are something bought for the kids-even if I do eat the occasional one!
The size of them was perfect for my children to hold and to eat. Any bigger they probably would have found eating them like a chore, any smaller there wouldn't be much point.
Nice to eat as part of a main meal or have afew as a snack.
I wouldn't give these to my children regularly as the fat and salt content is very high. A treat from time to time, and only afew per treat.
Would I buy again? Why not. Like most things everything is in moderation. If they enjoy it, don't eat them all the time and they are priced right them they would be added into my basket to be put into the freezer for mummys lazy day!
~ Why I Bought Them ~
I picked a few boxes of these up when they were on offer in Tesco. It is always handy to have something quick and easy in the freezer for days when I can't really be bothered to cook a proper meal and these seemed ideal.
~ Price ~
I bought these when they were on offer at a pound per box. The retail price for a box of 15 of the dippers is £1.69 which is still quite cheap in my opinion. You can also get them in a big bag which has 42 dippers in it and this costs around £4.50.
~ Packaging ~
The chicken dippers come loose inside a cardboard box. The box has all of the info you need on it such as the ingredients and the product name and there's also a photograph of the dippers so you are able to see what they look like. The box is not too bulky and it doesn't take up very much space in my freezer.
~ My Opinion ~
I am trying to get healthier so it is not often that I buy food like this, however when I saw that the dippers were on offer I decided to buy a few boxes to stick in the freezer for lazy days, or when I fancied a bit of a treat. The chicken dippers are extremely quick and easy to cook and all of the cooking info is on the back.
My oven is quite fierce and it only took around 10 minutes before they were cooked thoroughly. I did find it a little hard to tell if they were cooked properly though as the colour of the batter did not change at all, it didn't get darker or golden like I expected but I just cut into one of the dippers to see if it was cooked and it was clear that it was. The batter on the chicken dippers is not too heavy and stodgy but it is not too light either. The thickness of the batter is just right in my opinion.
The batter does feel a little bit greasy and it left the baking tray with a bit of a greasy layer on it, but it wasn't so greasy that it was disgusting. The chicken was a little bland in taste but had a nice texture, but I didn't think that it tasted particularly nice and I had to dip it in lots of tomato sauce to enjoy the taste. The batter didn't really taste that nice either as it was a little salty. After eating about eight of the dippers I felt quite full but not like my hunger was satisfied and it didn't feel like an enjoyable meal.
Due to this I will just be eating a few now and again when I want a warm snack and I won't be buying anymore when I have used the boxes of them up that I already have. As for the nutrition aspect, these chicken dippers are battered so it goes without saying that they are definitely not the healthiest option but they're not too high in calories either.
100 grams (around 4 dippers) contains around 250 calories and over 13 grams of fat. Though this isn't a huge amount of calories or fat, I find that I need to eat at least 8 of the dippers to feel 'satisfied', which equates to about 500+ calories, so I always make sure I eat them with salad so that I don't feel too guilty afterwards!
~ All in All ~
They're nice enough but they're not very tasty or filling and I won't be buying them again.
It inst a big deal but i bought these which said 12 chicken dippers on the box when i opened it there were only 10 inside i could of enjoyed those extra two lol but they taste great easy to put in the oven when i cant be bothered to cook if it happens again i'm going to report it.
Birds Eye Chicken Dippers are a nice treat for a snack or lunch. They are very nice and are one of my favourite things to eat when chilling at home.
------------Taste & Smell---------------
The Chicken Dippers are made with chicken breast and lightly coated with batter. The chicken in the dippers is a little on the dry side but this is what it is the breast after all. The dryness of the chicken quickly becomes unnoticeable when I dip them into whatever sauce I have with them. I mostly have them with Barbecue sauce as that's my favourite.
The coating of the Chicken Dippers is very crispy and I always leave them in the oven a little longer than the suggested time because I like when they are well crispy.
The smell of the Chicken Dippers is very nice because they have a strong smell and when they are cooking they leave a smell of chicken all over the house. The strong smell helps because usually when you start to smell the dippers it means they are about to finish cooking.
Birds Eye Chicken Dippers I would say are a good quality food. Each dippers is shaped like a quarter of a moon sort of but with on bigger side than the other. They are about 1cm thick and 4-5cm long. Each are a very good proportion and in each pack I buy I always find that they are a similar size. The shape allows me to hold one side whilst dipping the other side without getting sauce all over my hands.
The fact that the dippers are made with 100% chicken breast and have no artificial colours,preservatives and flavours make them a much healthier and quality product.
These dippers actually taste like your eating chicken which is why I love them. Although these aren't nuggets I have tasted some nuggets in the past that are suppose to be chicken but it's clear that there is other ingredients in them because they didn't taste like proper chicken.
---------Storage, Cooking & Combinations---------
They are to be stored in the freezer and depending on the size they will come in either a box or a bag. It's a shame that the bags don't come in a resealable bag because this would be much more convenient when storing them because they always fall out in the freezer.
These Chicken Dippers are very easy to cook and they will take not longer than 15- 20 minutes in the oven. When they are done they will look golden and feel crisp.
I usually eat the dippers by themselves and just have loads of source to dip them in also I have about 8-10 at a time.
They are good to eat with chips/fries and beans that is the second meal I always eat for lunch. All the kids in my family love these so I would definitely recommend them for kids mainly.
770g bag - 42 dippers - £4.00 in ASDA
440g bag - 24 dippers - £2.98 in ASDA
220g bag - 12 dippers - £1.52 in ASDA ( these are regularly on sale for £1)
I recommend getting the biggest pack because it's more worth it and if you find you like them you will probably eat them alot.
I think overall I like these Birds Eye Chicken Dippers and they are definitely worth the buy.
I bought these chicken dippers one day in the supermarket when there were on offer. I have seen them on offer many times and think they are great value for your money. They are tasty, quick and easy to cook, kids love them, they go with a variety of different foods plus sometimes quite cheap.
I think Birds eye are very trustworthy with their food as you know what is being put in them. they tell you on the packet what they use. They use 50% of chicken breast meat and the rest is other tasty ingredients like coating. I would trust the range completely and buy other foods from them like fish. It's great knowing what your kids are eating.
The chicken dippers are very tasty and come out of the oven a lovely golden brown. They take no time at all, they are great if you just home from work and don't have time to cook. They go with so many different things but have to say best with chips and red sauce.
As you can tell I highly recommend these as I love them and so does my niece!!
I mostly cook my kids exactly the same meal that myself and my husband are eating, but occasionally we fancy eating something a bit spicier that i know they won't eat, so for those occasion i rely on a few kiddy treat meals. This selection is usually cook from frozen on a tray in the oven.
I have recently picked up chicken dippers for a change from fish fingers as my kids are fond of dipping their food in ketchup and mayonaise. I sometimes also cook us this sort of meal instead of having a sandwich at lunchtime as i have both kids at home to feed, and my eldest in particular needs a lot of food after a morning of being at nursery school burning off energy.
I picked up the Birds Eye dippers because i have fond memories of my mum buying food from this brand when i was a child. I know it is of a consistent quality, and it is made with real chicken breast rather than the reformed meat found in some brands, so i feel if i am not cooking for my kids then i should offer them a high quality alternative.
Cooking these dippers are easy. I place the amount i want to serve on a tray, and they cook in 15 minutes on Gas mark 7. This is a slightly shorter cooking time than most potato shape products, but if i put them all in at the same time, turning at 10 minutes then taking out at 20 minutes, i have a well cooked product. I am not going to be concerned that the raw chicken in the dipper has not cooked and might make the kids ill.
The dippers are about 50% chicken breast, and then breadcrumbs and a marinade make up the other 50% of the dipper, and this is the crunchy coating.
The coating is a bit similar to chip shop batter in that it contains baking powder which makes it really light and airy. I find that after the cooking time, if the dippers have been turned in cooking both sides are equally crispy. It does get a little oily on the outside, but not enough to make you feel the food is greasy. The coating is indeed crisp and tasty and golden in colour. It remains crispy when dipped into sauces too.
The shape of the dipper is ideal for small children to pick up on a fork, dip, and then bite with their mouth. Because it is a fun product to eat, i have no worries that they are not going to eat it, and they will clear their plate quite happily. A recommended portion for a 5-10 year old child is 5 dippers. My two can already eat this at 3 and 4, so i can imagine they will want more than this by 10. A portion is 215kcals, which is 12% of the daily calorie allowance, and 17% of the fat allowance for a child of this age.
I'm conscious that too much processed food is not good for my little men, so i will save these as an occasional treat. As junk food goes, this is not that bad.
With over 12 months on the use by date from purchase, this is something i am quite happy to put into the freezer to cover these occasions.
One night in Asda I spotted these crispy dippers (x12) on offer for a pound a box rather than the usual price which is closer to £2.00 (in all good supermarkets etc). I love chicken nuggets and the likes and so I bought these for mine and my flatmates/bestmates tea one night to have with a sweet and sour sauce hot dip, noodles and chips!
The light yellow box has a photograph of the dippers on the front of it and we are told that they are Birds Eye 12 Crispy Chicken Dippers and that they contain 100% chicken breast and no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and that they are 'Crispy And Tasty Every Time' and there is an at a glance nutritional chart displayed as well as being told that Birds Eye have a commitment to quality. On the back of the box other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart shown, we are given cooking instructions and of course contact details for Birds Eye too. Nice enough box, open it up and within the box unwrapped are the chicken dippers. Nice enough, informative enough packaging this has to it.
Best cooked from frozen you can either grill or oven cook them. I personally oven cooked them which took me 15 minutes (grilling them takes about 12 minutes with regular turning of them) and when they came out of the oven I was impressed by the length and thickness of them as well as the batter that going into the oven was a yellowish colour came out looking golden and a smell of chicken engulfed my kitchen.
Shape wise these are wider to one end more than the other so you can dip them in a sauce or whatever of your choice (Easy to pick up). Taste wise the batter is crispy though not flaky and the chicken inside is moist and pink with no fat or gristle in it at all and they are seasoned and plain enough in flavour to dip in whatever you want.
Both me and my mate loved these great quality dippers, I found them easy to cook and we found them really tasty and filling too!
Nutritional Information Per 5 Chicken Dippers:
please correct me if im wrong but on the front of the bag of chicken dippers it says it is made with 100% chicken but when you look at the ingredients it says 50% chicken, i was going to buy a bag for my 8 month old son to try some chicken as i cant afford fresh chicken (was going to remove the batter and break up the chicken into small pieces) and i always thought it was 100% chicken so i was left very disapointed and left the shop with no chicken.
Though I normally like real chicken as it were, I am quite a fan of the various Birdseye products and after seeing a TV ad for these recently, had a sudden hankering to try these.
I loved McDonalds chicken nuggets when younger but am too aware of what they are now to eat them but these are 100% chicken breast meat so I am happy with that and if I had kids, I would be heppy to feed them this too.
These come in golden yellow box which is oddly big as they shake and rattle around, there were twelve in this box which meant two portions for me and maybe three for a kid so it does''t go very far. I understand you can get bags of thirty six too which is likely better value.
I had high hopes for these as I very much enjoy their various fish fingers on a regular basis and I was not let down. The batter or cripsy coating was crispy as hoped with a good crunch and the chicken tasted genuinely like chicken rather than just like mush as with supermarket chicken nuggets.
These would obviously go well with chips but I like mine with buttery jacket potatoes and peas or beans. Lovely even if they are aimed at kids.
Birds Eye Crisp Chicken Dippers are nice. Although I normally eat Chicken in the Chicken Breast Steak type of meal, I like the odd Dipping Chicken product. It makes a change anyway.
As far as I know you only get these in 2 different pack sizes. There is the box which has 15 Chicken Dippers. This costs around £1.60 and not often on offer. The bag has 36 Dippers, and works out a bit cheaper than buying the equivalent in the boxes. For some reason we've never bought the bag, although we are keen on offers. Must do it sometimes, as could end up saving a bit. Since these are frozen then you wouldn't have to worry about a short use by date.
The box and bag are both a yellow if slightly light orange colour. The branding is easy to see and there is a picture of the Chicken Dipper on the front. On the back there is the cooking instructions, ingredients and nutritional information. I don't have the pack near me just now but seem to remember that 3 Dippers has about 130 calories. I can easily eat the whole 15 with Chips and Spaghetti, so not that good for you.
These are an alright shape and size. They look a sort of curved shape, and aren't too thick. They aren't that thin either, but you get a good chunk of Chicken Breast meat in here. Since the Jamie Oliver campaign they have stated that they are made with Breast Meat on the front. The Chicken has a light, thin coating of batter on these, which is just enough. I wouldn't like it any thicker.
You cook these in the oven for about 18 minutes and when they come out the Chicken seems tender and slightly moist whereas the Batter is nice and crisp. You can cook these longer if you want them darker or crunchier, but I like them when they are a light golden colour as this leaves them just right for me.
A nice fun Chicken product.
Yesterday i was late returning home. It was a particularly busy and streesul day in the office. I knew the kids would be starving when I got home and due to us having a new fitted kitchen fitted the cupboards and fridge are bare. I popped in to the local coop to see what I could buy that would be quick and easy for tea.
I searched the freezer isle and amongst the numerous offerings were BIRDS EYE crispy dippers. The first thing that caught my eye was the bright yellow packaging.There is a picture of one of the dippers on the front which looked particularly alluring. Also emblazoned across the front of the box was a banner expressing that these chicken dippers are made with 100% chicken breast.
On the back of the packaging there is extensive nutritional information, list of ingredients, allergy advice and cooking guidelines. I was particularly impressed with the commitment to quality statement which assures consumers that the chicken used is selected by a team of trusted farmers and also barn reared with vegetable feed. This is incredibly reassuring. As i am quite fussy about what my children eat.
The Birds Eye chicken dippers were placed on a baking tray and cooked in the oven for 15 minutes. When removing them from the oven the delicious cooked chicken smell was very appetising. There were 12 chicken dippers to share between the children. I think that this is excellent, especially as i only paid £1 for this box in my local co op.
The dippers when cooked, had a gorgeous golden brown colour. The batter coating was light and did not appear greasy or soggy. Indeed when I sampled a dipper I was suprised at how deliciously crispy the batter was. The chicken underneath the batter coating was succulent and white . Not at all processed. The taste of the chicken was very fresh and tasted of a high quality.
The children loved these dippers. They wolfed them down in a rate of knots. My son loves red sauce and found the shape of the dippers ideal to dip with. He also commented on how delicious the chicken tasted when mixed with the red sauce.
When reading the nutritional values it is evident that 5 chicken dippers contain 215 calories. I think that this is acceptable and not overly fattening. Obviously I would not choose to give my children these every evening. But as a once a week treat I think they are far healthier than a fast food alternative.
These chicken dippers are a great back up to have in the freezer. They are so quick and convenient to use. They would also make a great party food. Also ideal if your child brings a friend home for tea.
I would certainly buy these chicken dippers again. They ooze quality and although they are more expensive than most alternative chicken nuggets they are in a different league when comparing taste and quality. I am happy for my child to eat these. They are delicious, flavoursome and made with 100% chicken. What more can you ask for.
Birds Eye Crispy Chicken Dippers
Description: Manufacturer: Birds Eye / Type: Meat.
As a general rule, I tend not to eat chicken nugget type foods, but my friends little girl loves them so whenever they come round to visit, I make sure that I have some of these Chicken dippers because I know that she loves them and would happily eat them all day. For convenience, we usually eat them with her and I have found them to be one of the better varieties, which go well with mayonnaise, ketchup or BBQ sauce.
These Chicken Dippers come in a cardboard box which is a yellowy orange colour and has the Birds Eye logo on the front, along with a picture of the dippers. There are 15 in a box which is enough for two or even three people, depending upon what you serve them with. They are found in the freezer section of most supermarkets and will cost you around £1.55 though they can often be found on special offer too. You can also buy bigger bags of these dippers if you wish, which is handy for occasions such as kids parties.
The dippers can be cooked under a grill or popped into the oven, I usually use the oven and they are ready in around 15 minutes. Be sure to check the pack for instructions as these may differ depending on the type of oven that you have.
The dippers have a crispy coating which is actually quite tasty and not nearly as bland as some chicken nuggets can be. The chicken inside is light and genuinely tastes like real chicken, unlike some brands which are a bit unidentifiable. The overall consistency is good, with the crispy outer coating providing a nice balance to the chicken inside.
Now don't get me wrong, these are never going to be as good as freshly made chicken goujons, but for what they are, they are actually quite tasty. They are simple and convenient to prepare and go well with other finger foods such as potato wedges, with some sauces to dip them into. If you are a chicken nugget fan then you are likely to enjoy these, so why not pick some up next time you are shopping!
Nutritional information per serving is as follows;
Calories - 215
Sugar - 0.5g
Fat - 12g
Saturates - 2.8g
Salt - 0.8g