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      05.11.2012 17:06
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      Cheap meal portions for two persons, but tasteless

      I love Chicken Breast meat and i frequently eat it; its sometimes a reasonable cost (usually if you get deals in supermarkets); its low in calories and good for you. However, unless im having a roast Chicken dinner when i eat it, it mujst be flavoured (either spicy or BBQ).

      Unfortunately my daughter doesnt like spicy things; ive tried her with spicy chicken dishes, curries, even some other dishes which i dont think are spicy at all, but the respons is usually the same...'its too spicy'. So, i thought i would buy her this Birds Eye Crispy Chicken (made with 100% Chicken breast). The quality of the Chicken breast is good and Birds Eye state that its ' 100% Chicken breast responsibly sourced from carefullly selected farms, the majority of which are family owned'.

      The Chicken is coated in Crispy batter. The box states that the chicken breast is marinated and the ingredients suggest this, but to me, its tasteless. This could be because i am so used to spicy foods that i just dont notice any flavour; im not sure. My daughter will eat this but its not her favourite; she prefers iy when i get BBQ flavour chicken which isnt spicy but isnt too bland either.

      This Chicken is easy to cook; it only takes about 20 minutes in the oven.

      *Ingredients*

      Chicken breast (51%), Batter, Marinade, Vegetable oil, Breadcrumb, Batter

      Batter (Wheat flour, Water, maize flour, Wheat starch, Vegetable oil, Salt, Raising agents, Spices, Turmeric extract. Dextrose, Pepper extract)

      Marinade ( Water, Wheat flour, Salt, Wheat starch, Corn flour, Rice flour, Vegetable powders (Onion, Carrot, Shallot, Leek, Tomato), Garlic powder, Dextrose, Paprika

      Breadcrumb (Wheat flour, Rice flour, Salt, Vegetable oil, Water, Yeast )

      *Calories*

      215 kcals per portion

      * Allergy advice *; Contains Wheat

      There is something quite interesting written on the box; i used to think that when food might say something like '40% chicken breast' this meant the chicken was only 40% chicken breast; however, with this Birds Eye Chicken, that is definately not the case.

      The Box states ' Why does it state made with 100% Chicken breast if its 51% Chicken breast'

      It then answers;

      'Made with 100% Chicken Breast means we only use Chicken breast meat in our range. The other 49% relates to the other tasty ingredients such as the coating'

      Its good this has been stated as sometimes it can be confusing and personally i dont buy any chicken foods any more that are chopped and shaped; it has to be total chicken breast for me.

      Price wise, i got this in Asda for only a £1.00. Its well worth this price as there are 2 portions in the box and it is 100% Chicken breast meat. However, the problem is, its not flavoursome to me and too bland for my tastes.

      I would however, recommend it for those who only like plain foods.

      Worthy of 3 Dooyoo stars in my view.

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      09.05.2012 16:15
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      Lovely grub!

      Often in my weekly shop I buy some sort of chicken breasts to eat. I love them sliced up and I put them in a pitta bread and salad or with a few chips (if Im being naughty) and more often than not I buy Birds Eye chicken as I quite simply love it and in Asda for a box of two chicken breasts they are usually on offer at a pound a box opposed to about £1.52 and that's when I always buy them lol.

      I usually though go for the char grills and it wasn't until recent months I started to buy these crispy chicken ones and now I've tried them...well I admit to addiction......they are quite simply yummy yum yum!

      The Packaging:

      These come in a square box which is yellow and blue in colour and on that we are told that they are Birds Eye 2 Crispy Chicken 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 being told a bit about the chicken, the ingredients and allergy advice is listed as is a full nutritional chart, the weight is stated (which is 170g) , cooking instructions and contact details for Birds Eye are also given. Nice enough packaging this is and of course it is informative enough too.

      The Crispy Chicken:

      When I first got this out of the box I have to admit I wasn't all that impressed by it really. They must be cooked from frozen and you can only oven cook them and to me they looked pale, uninteresting and very boring indeed however after cooking them for 25 minutes they looked crispy, golden and the aroma of chicken in my flat was lovely.

      Taste wise they are quite simply fabulous. Yep they are made from good quality chicken breast which is succulent and juicy and with no skin on it or any gristle at all. The coating is a light batter, slightly seasoned and although crispy not brittle or able to break teeth!

      These are simply really great and very versatile indeed. They have a lack of grease to them and remain crispy and light and at the same time are filling and these get a mega thumbs up from me!

      Nutritional Information Per Baked Chicken Breast:

      Energy: 215Kcal
      Fat: 12.0g
      Of which saturates: 2.2g

      Available in all good supermarkets etc.

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        01.08.2011 23:11
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        Good chicken pieces in batter from a trustworthy brand

        Up until recently I used to buy the food I needed to eat on the actual day I was going to consume it and I was purchasing a lot of microwaveable ready meals which I'm pretty sure was costing over the odds. I have had two orders delivered by the Tesco online service now and in my last one I received 2 crispy chicken pieces produced by Birds Eye. They come in a cardboard box and although it is still not preparing a meal from scratch I like to think cooking these in the oven is a tiny step up from heating everything in the microwave.

        I paid one pound for these two crispy chicken pieces which is a good price for a good product from a quality brand especially as they are normally priced at around £1.52 with Tesco. The box states that the weight of these two portions is 170g and although I get the feeling that this box is designed to share between two or create two meals I needed to eat both in one serving with some potato waffles to feel satisfied. These are great tasting as they are made with 100% chicken breast and the light batter is extremely crispy and contrasts so well with the moist chicken. Although extremely tasty I did feel the need to eat them with tomato ketchup but that is the case with many foods in my experience.

        As regards preparation they are reasonably quick taking at most twenty minutes and once you realise they are piping hot which is paramount as these are chicken they are good to go. They look lovely and golden when removed from the oven and you can hear them sizzling which is a good sign that they are ready to be consumed. Considering these are something you just heat in the oven I think these are splendid and I certainly enjoyed them and as they are frozen you can buy a stash when they are on promotion and keep them in your freezer for maybe a year or more. Nutritionally each chicken piece contains about 215 calories and 12g of fat which I think is roughly the same as an average chocolate bar and as I always prefer savoury I would always choose one of these over something from the confectionery aisle.

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          21.06.2010 16:22
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          A good quality low price product

          I am a huge fan of chicken. I like it cooked, grilled, fried, southern fried, however really. So I was keen to try these battered chicken breast - especially as they work at around 50-60p per "breast".

          I will get the negative out the way first - you probably noticed I put the word 'breast' in quote marks - that's because these are shaped like a chicken breast but they are quite clearly, from looking at them and feeling the texture, a kind of fine processed chicken mash. This texture is less pleasing than a proper chicken breast, but it isn't a major issue, it certainly wouldn't put me off buying them again.

          On the plus side, you get a fairly plain, but nice straight forward chicken flavour from them - so they won't offend anyone in the same way that say a spicy southern fried chicken fillet might. You can put them with all manner of dishes and they will fit in as the flavour won't overpower anything, but if you are having a plain meal of say one of these with rice and veg, you won't feel like you are eating chewy nothingness.

          As like most oven food, they are the simplest thing in the world to cook, just chuck them in the oven and wait. If you are feeling particularly Gordon Ramsey-esque you can turn them half way through to ensure a nice even crisp.

          On the health side of things, these are pretty good, only have 12g fat and 2.3 of that saturates - so you can easily fit them into a balanced diet.

          4/5, they lose a mark for being so heavily processed.

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            25.05.2010 21:52
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            A very good value product that's easy and quick to cook

            Sometimes time gets away from me and before I know it, it's that time when the tea should be on, and I've got nothing prepared. Trawling through my freezer this evening, I was relieved to find some Birds Eye Crispy Chicken lurking there and my tea dilemma was solved.

            You'll find Birds Eye Crispy Chicken in the freezer section of most supermarkets. They are sold in packs of two or four and retail at about £1.69 for packs of two or £2.99 for packs of four. I often see these on offer where the chicken pieces work out at about 50p per chicken piece which is when they usually find themselves in my trolley as I believe this to be a good price for the main part of a meal.

            The chicken pieces come packaged in a cardboard box which is yellow, orange and red in colour with the word 'Birds Eye' clearly visible across the front. The box shows a picture of the crispy chilcken cooked and ready to eat which looks very tempting.

            Birds Eye Crispy Chicken is very easy to cook. It is cooked from frozen in the oven on a baking tray for just 18-20 minutes. The chicken when cooked looks slightly more golden than when it went in, and is hot to touch in the middle.

            When removing from the oven, the chicken pieces look crispy in their batter and golden brown in colour. They are the size and shape of an average chicken breast and look and smell delicious.

            Personally I like these in a bread roll with some salad, mayo and barbeque sauce. They'd work just as well with chips and a salad, or maybe some rice and hot barbeque sauce or perhaps some sweet and sour dipping sauce. As the batter and chicken inside is not flavoured, they can be paired with quite strong flavours which makes them a very versatile meal choice.

            When cutting into these to check that they are cooked through, the batter is crispy as the knife cuts through and the chicken is moist. The chicken although 100% chicken breast, is not one piece of chicken breast and is instead what I'd call reformed chicken breast in that it is shaped into a chicken breast made from lots of small mashed up bits of chicken breast. The chicken meat is all white meat and is moist and not chewy or anything and really rather nice, but nothing like biting into a proper chicken breast. The chicken pieces taste just like a chicken breast would, it is just the texture that is quite different.

            The batter on the chicken is crispy as the name suggests and very tastey. The batter lets out a bit of oil when cooking, but nothing too bad like some of the products you can get.

            To conclude, I'm a big fan of these. Undoubtedly they would be a little bit nicer if they were one proper chicken breast piece inside the batter rather than a fake shaped breast, but if that were the case they would be alot more expensive and take alot longer to cook. For the money and the ease and convenience of cooking from frozen, this is a great part of a meal and I'd recommend it for the freezer for days when time gets away from you.

            I award them four Dooyoo stars.

            Thanks for reading, I hope you liked my review :-)

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            26.03.2010 11:09
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            An excellent Bird's Eye product if you don't mind the price

            Chicken is my favourite type of food and especially Birds Eye chicken as it's such good quality.

            These are plain and simple chicken breasts which are wrapped in a light and crispy batter. I've tried these quite a few times and every time I've been really happy with them. The chicken is great quality, as all Birds Eye's products are, and is a bright white colour and has a very soft texture with not a single chewy bit inside. The batter is really lovely and crisps up nicely in the oven to make a gorgeous bit of food.

            They take around 20 minutes to cook in the oven so they're easy and fairly quick to cook. Because they're plain chicken breasts without any added flavours or spices, these go well with pretty much anything whether that's chips, as part of a roast, beans or vegetables, or even with something like rice.

            You get 2 chicken breasts in each pack so I must admit that they don't go very far. To be honest I don't buy these all that often purely because of the price of them. A pack costs £1.69 in most supermarkets which, although they are an excellent quality and taste, I do think that this price is far too much for only 2 chicken breasts. They're quite a bit cheaper in Asda though costing only £1 and even a bit less than that at the moment as they have a 4 for £3 offer on Birds Eye food. But even at 50p for each chicken breast I think it's still a little steep. They aren't the biggest of chicken breasts either and I think they're better suited to a child's size portion rather than an adults.

            If they were a bit bigger at this price or just a bit cheaper, then I would buy these a lot more as there is absolutely nothing wrong with the quality, which is excellent, or the taste, which is delicious.

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              12.02.2010 20:56
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              5/5

              I was babysitting for a friend's daughter last night and she told me I could help myself to something to eat when I gave Emily her tea, when I asked Emily what she wanted she replied with most children's favourite "Chicken Nuggets". I had a look in the freezer and there were no chicken nuggets, so I had to go with the alternative, Birds Eye Crispy Chicken.

              Price: I looked these up at Sainsbury's and these are £1 for a box of 2 (usually £1.69) and £2 for a box of 4 (usually £2.99) I think this is a pretty good price, the chicken fillets are a decent size and a good meal for anyone. I'm definately going to stock up on a couple of boxes of these next time we go shopping especially seen as they're on offer.

              Packaging: This packaging is pretty distinct, it's bright orange with the well- recognised Birds Eye logo. There's also general nutritional information, a promise of regularly checked high quality trusted farms and the 100% chicken breast logo which is always reassuring when buying frozen foods, especially when you'll be serving them to children.

              Cooking Instructions: These can only be oven cooked, and are not suitable for grilling, you can also not re- freeze once defrosted. I cooked these at 200 degrees for about 20- 25 minutes, by this time the coating looked really crispy, you have to keep and eye on them though so as they don't burn.

              Taste: I was really impressed after trying these for the first time, the soft, succulent chicken worked really well with the crispy almost crunchy texture of the coating. The chicken had a lovely flavour and texture and you really can tell it's good chicken no fat or gristle. I was expecting these to get abit greasy but they were't they were everything you'd expect from a much more expensive product. Emily enjoyed them too, she didn't finish hers but they are a good sized portion and one is plenty between two young children.

              Nutritional Information: Per cooked Chicken:
              Calories: 220kcal
              Fat: 12g
              Sat Fat: 2.3g
              Salt: 1g

              Overall: I think these are great and I wish I'd of tried them sooner, they're really versatile and would be just as nice with salad as they are with chips, I would definately recomment these and they're pretty good nutritionally aswell. I'll definately be buying these again especially seen as they're such good value!

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                06.02.2010 22:50
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                Wicked Battered Chicken Breasts That Taste Fresher Than You Think They Will

                It's weird but I'm not mad keen on battered food because I can always taste the grease in them but I LOOOOVE these Crispy Chicken fillets from Birds Eye!

                They take about 25 mins to cook in the oven but you can also grill them. My aunt did some on the bbq in the summer and they went a bit dark but tasted proper nice.

                The chicken is proper tasty, it's cooked good and isn't slimey or wet like the Chargrills that Birds Eye do..... I love them too but the texture of these is more like proper chicken.

                The batter is quite light tasting even though it's thick on the chicken. It does have a bit of a greasy taste but I put it on some kitchen roll before I eat it anyway because the kitchen roll takes more oil off them than you think it's going to.

                The batter and chicken go good together and the 2 tastes are yummy. I usually put sauce to it, just something like bbq sauce or ketchup just to give it a bit of zing because the chicken itself is quite bland tasting.

                I eat these in all sorts of different ways but my fave is sliced up and put on a warm baguette with butter and HP bbq sauce. It's yummy and the hot chicken makes the butter melt into the bread, you can do the same on plain white bread as well but it's not such a good texture.

                You can have these with chips and beans as well for a mega quick meal that's delish and proper filling. When I have it like that I get the salt and vinegar onto the chicken when I'm doing the chips because it brings the flavour of the batter out.

                You can do loads more with them as well like having one sliced up in a salad or even cut one up after it's cooked and pour hot sweet and sour sauce over in... when the batter has soaked up some of the sauce it goes like the battered chicken from the Chinese! Yummy!

                A box of 2 costs about £1.79 but you can usually find them for £1.00 either on special offer in the supermarkets or places like Cool Trader.

                Recommended!!!

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                  25.01.2010 23:44
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                  Add them to your meals!

                  I always tend to have a pack of Birds Eye Crispy Chicken in my freezer for those just in case days when i haven't got anything in. I don't tend to eat them just as they are but tend to make fajitas with them for a quick and tasty meal that is so easy to make.

                  They normally retail for around £1.69 per pack of 2 but if you shop around you will generally find them at around £1 - worth hunting them out with that saving.

                  Each pack contains 2 crispy chicken pieces which are made from 100% chicken breast and wrapped in a light crispy batter. Cooked straight from the freezerput the chicken pieces on a baking tray and place in the middle of a preheated oven to be cooked at 230C or for fan assited ovens 210C or Gas Mark 8 for 18 to 10 mintes, remember the crispy chicken contains raw meat so ensure that it is cooked properly.

                  After my chicken is cooked i normally cut it up and add it to stir fried vegetables (peppers, sweetcorn and onions all seasoned with fajita spices), then put it in fajita's with a little sour cream and salsa for a tasty and easy meal.

                  The nutritional information is as follows per portion (1 piece of chicken):
                  Calories: 220
                  Fat: 12g
                  Saturates: 2.3g
                  Sodium: 0.4g

                  Birds Eye also has others in the range including Southern Fried, Hot & Spicy, Cracked Black Pepper, Lime & Chilli, Peri Peri to name a few.

                  The crispy chicken tastes good with a nice chicken taste and the light crispy batter is delicious, adding them to my fajitas really makes my meal. Of course you can also have them on their own with potatoes, veg or rice and are equally just as tasty.

                  I would recommend the Birds Eye Crispy Chicken they are a great thing to have in the freezer for those days when you have nothing out or really can't be bothered making a meal from scratch and if you can get them at a £1 a pack great value too.

                  You can purchase them from most major supermarkets in the freezer section.

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                    24.01.2010 12:26
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                    I've going to write a few Birds Eye reviews, as they are 1 of my favourite brands. We always have Birds Eye goodies in the freezer, and stock up when they are on offer which they are from time to time.

                    This box has 2 Breast of Chicken pieces all wrapped in a Crispy light Batter.

                    These are frozen and cook in the Oven in about 20-25 minutes.

                    Normally this range sells for about £1.60 per pack, but they are often sold for £1 in Asda every now and again. There is a few different Chicken items in the range, and perhaps some people would say this is boring but I think it is nice.

                    The pieces in here are a decent size. I have the whole pack along with some Chips and sometimes a bit Spaghetti on the side and this makes for quite a filling Tea.

                    The Chicken is tender and certainly Breast Meat. It is quite thick as well, but not too thick that you feel like you are chewing away and it is a big blob in your mouth. The Chicken comes apart easy as well, and although there is never really any taste to Chicken, it is nice in a simple way. The Coating is a thin covering of Batter, which is slightly rippled. This doesnt have to be cooked until really crisp, just keep an eye on it in the oven if you don't want it that crispy, but I like it to be pretty Crisp which tastes nice with the tenderness of the Chicken. There isn't much taste to the Coating either, just a light batter taste.

                    Although I like a lot in this range, and the others have loads more flavour than this one, this is just a nice simple Chicken meal where you can really taste a nice quality bit of Meat.

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                      22.01.2010 12:51
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                      A decent meal

                      Last night I'm quite in the mood and really fancy to have crispy chicken for dinner, as you probably aware I enjoyed product from birdseye range, so I found this cripy chicken which I bought last week which were on offer for just a £1, quite handy and very easy to prepare.

                      PACKAGING
                      It comes in a bright yellow and orange coloured cardboard box with a well known birds eye logo and labelling of the product information such as commitment to quality, ingredients, nutritional data and how to prepare. There's also a picture of crispy chicken on the front.

                      PREPARE
                      Tastiest when oven baked straight from freezer
                      -230C Fan 210C Gas mark 8 (18-20 minutes)
                      -Pre heat oven, middle of oven on a baking tray
                      -Cook untilcrisp and golden brown
                      As for me I decided to turn the chickens over during cooking, to make sure they were golden on both sides. For fan assisted oven the cooking time maybe reduced to 15 minutes. Please ensure food is cooked until pipping hot and do not refreeze after defrosting. It's not suitable for grilling.

                      PRICE
                      Available in packs of 2, 4 or 8 and cost between £1.65 and £4.00.
                      The price is reasonable for me but most supermarket usually have offer, so it's definitely a much better value if you can get it in a reduce price.

                      PRODUCT
                      There's a two medium marinated chunks of chicken breast in a light crispy batter coating. They are made with 100% chicken breast and contain no artificial flavours, preservatives.

                      COMMITMENT
                      They also indicated how they commit to quality by assuring that all the farms they source their chicken were regularly monitored by veterinary experts to ensure high standatrds of animal welfare, feed and food safety are met.
                      -farm assured
                      -barn reared with vegetarian feed
                      -selected groups of trusted farms
                      -commited team of poultry experts
                      Knowing details like this makes me confident that I'm giving my family a decent meal and a good quality frozen product.

                      TASTE
                      The chicken breast meat is really tender, slightly juicy with a real crispy light batter coating. The chicken is nice and succulent, no way dry. It makes a perfect combination of the crispy coating and the soft chicken. Easy to chew as well and the whole succulent portion is quite filling.

                      INGREDIENTS
                      Chicken Breast (51%), Batter, Marinade, Breadcrumbs, Vegetable Oil, Batter: Wheat Flour, Water, Maize Flour, Wheat Starch, Rice Flour, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Raising Agent (E450, E500), Turmeric Extract, Spices, Dextrose, Pepper Extract
                      Marinade: Water, Wheat Flour, Wheat Starch, Salt, Maize Starch, Rice Flour, Natural Flavouring( contain celery)
                      Breadcrumbs: Wheat Flour, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Water, Yeast.

                      E450, E500 are the basic ingredients of Baking Powder which is used to make the batter light and crispy.

                      For allergy advice, the product contains wheat, celery.

                      NUTRITIONAL DATA/per portion
                      Calories - 220
                      Sugar - 0.4g
                      Fat - 12g
                      Saturates - 2.3g
                      Salt - 1.0g

                      I think the calorie content is just fair enough, because I usually had 1 portion. On the otherhand, I think that the coating makes almost half the calorie content for each portion.

                      OPINION
                      As we enjoyed the taste, I usually cooked 2 pack to have enough for everyone. It's certainly simple enough to prepare, a really good value for money and a nice chicken meal that would be perfect to get along with rice and vegetables. Even the kids also love tha taste and adding to that is the better quality meat that birds eye use that's why I consider buying it again. The only downside for me is the size, which is quite too small for those who love chicken. And If you find it a bit bland, just add your favourite sauce or gravy to spice it up. For me, It's another thumbs up for birdseye range.

                      Thank you for reading;-D

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                        28.12.2009 20:15
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                        We often have some of the Birds Eye frozen Chicken products in our Freezer. Hubby is a bit of a fussy eater, and although I don't eat things like this very often, I do like to have these with Chips and some Spaghetti Hoops now and again.

                        The normal price for this 190g pack is around the £1.60 mark, but can often be found on offer for £1 in Asda. So therefore we stock up a bit more when on offer. Got to look after the pennies people!

                        Each pack has 2 bits of Chicken in it.

                        The packaging is alright. It is a simple enough cardboard box. It has a picture of the Chicken on the front. The Birds Eye logo is clear to see and it states on the front that it is made with 100% Chicken Breast. I think the Chicken Breat meat claim came after Jamie Oliver went about going on about products and the nasty Meat they were made from.

                        You cook these in a 220o oven for approx 18 minutes.

                        Per Chicken portion these have 165 calories and 8.6g fat. Surprising about the Fat content, as they look innocent enough.

                        So when they are cooked, what are these like? They are alright but not the most exciting CHicken product i've had. The Chicken Breast Meat is tender, and slightly juicy and the coating is a nice crisp batter. There isn't much taste to the coating, no facy herbs or spices. It is just like Battered Chicken. The coating is thick enough, but kinda on the thin side, which is alright in my view as I prefer the slab of Chicken that you get.

                        This makes a nice enough meal and I would say most people shoiuld like this, due to it being simple, and nothing fancy. However if you are looking for a Chicken product with a bit kick to it then I recommend trying the Reggee Reggee sauce version, as that is very yummy.

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                          30.11.2009 11:16
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                          MAKES A NICE CHICKEN DINNER

                          The Bird's Eye crispy chicken is an item that I often keep in my freezer as it is very handy to make up as part of my evening dinner.

                          The Bird's eye chicken comes in a bright coloured box that is yellow and orange. This means it is quite eye catching and stands out in the freezer compartment when I am in the supermarket.

                          The Bird's eye chicken is in a cardboard box and contains two pieces of chicken. The box was on offer in my local Asda supermarket recently and it only cost £1.

                          The chicken is really very easy to cook as all I need to do is pop it into a hot oven on a baking tray and it only takes about twenty minutes to cook.

                          The only thing I would say about a bad point is that the chicken pieces are not very big. They are ok for me because I always have a baked potato and lots of vegetables along with my chicken but for people with a bigger appetite than mine they would maybe need to eat two of the chicken pieces rather than just one.

                          The chicken inside the fillets is nice and tender and is not too dry the way that other frozen chicken food products can be from time to time. The chicken is nice and white and looks nice. The outside crispy coating on the chicken is a golden yellow colour and this looks nice too. The combination of the crispy coating and the soft chicken in the middle of the fillets makes this a nice food to have on my dinner plate and I enjoy them from time to time.

                          The chicken fillets do seem a bit greasy when I am cooking them and there is some grease that is left on my baking tray after I have cooked them but when I am eating them they do not taste greasy and the texture is not soggy or greasy but is nice and crispy on the outside.

                          The box containing the chicken fillets states that each of them is made with 100% chicken breast and I would agree with this as it is not difficult to see that the chicken meat inside the fillets is nice and white and is not 'bits' of chicken lumped together the way that some frozen chicken products are.

                          Each of the chicken portions contains 220 calories when baked in the oven.

                          I will buy keep buying these from time to time as they are a nice chicken meal to have on my dinner plate along with some vegetables or rice. They are good value too especially when they are only £1 for a box containing two of the chicken fillets.

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                            09.11.2009 22:20

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                            There are better options out there at the same price

                            I like Birds Eye products and I tend to keep a supply of them in the freezer for easy protein. However, I found these a little disappointing. The box contains 2 pieces of chopped and reformed chicken breast in a batter coating. I don't really mind that the meat is reformed when I am buying things for only about £1.60 a pack, but the packaging could be clearer that this is what it is. You can get them even cheaper if you wait for a special offer like 2 for £2 at Tesco.

                            The chicken is ok and the batter is crispy if you give it enough time in the oven. Overall though, they don't taste of much at all and are a little greasy. In each one there are 260 calories and 2.7g saturated fat, which is quite a lot for something that is not very big or interesting.

                            I would recommend you go for one of the other flavours, which have lots more taste, such as the hot and spicy or southern fried ones.

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                            16.10.2009 04:54
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                            Having read the other reviews on 'dooyoo' I'm not even 100% sure we're all talking about the same product, because I can't imagine anyone paying £2 to £3 for a packet of two of these things.

                            To my shame I went through a short phase of buying Birds Eye Crispy Chicken when it was on extreme special offer at Tescos about six months ago. Two - I don't know what to call them (and apparently, neither does Birds Eye, since "2 Crispy Chicken" which is what it says on the box, does not - when you think about it - actually mean all that much. Come on, we're not ordering from a Chinese restaurant menu or fast-food takeaway, here. You'd think the manufacturers could afford to be a little more descriptive in their product headline, at least). What are they - chicken breast fillets? Bleached, batter-coated chicken-breast-shaped wodges of reformed chicken meat? Anyway, two batter-coated 'units' of whatever fake cullinary term best describes what this is were selling in a cardboard packet, frozen, for a quid and the sprog, who was going through a finicky eating stage did appear at first to be willing to try them.

                            I found the actual chicken 'units' to be surprisngly inoffensive. The flesh was a bit too suspisciouly white to be true I thought, and though the 'units' had clearly been reshaped into an approximate chicken breast-fillet shape, the texture was pretty much like real chicken - with long, tender 'strings' of muscle just as you'd expect from real chicken meat. (This means that either food technology in the re-formed meat industry has really reached new heights of authenticity or - as seems more likely in this case - this Birds Eye product is genuinely minimally-processed.)

                            The chicken bits were nicely seasoned also and the batter crisped up quite well in the oven. They are, as other dooyoo reviewers have pointed out, just like great big chicken nuggets (but obviously not the really low-grade, grey cheap meat ones). I wouldn't say that one 'unit' would be quite sufficient for an adult person to count on as the basis for their dinner, though.

                            In the end in our case the sprog very rapidly tired of this new chicken product, so we ended up throwing away more than half of all the packets we bought. This, if possible, even more greatly compounds my original sin of having purchased cheap battery-produced frozen chicken product. ('Farm assured' means effectively nothing in animal welfare terms, when you're dealing with a mass-produced product like this). If these weren't on special offer, I certainly wouldn't look for these or buy them again myself. There are much better ways of eating bits of chicken, even frozen bits of chicken, I think.

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