“ Brand: Birds Eye / Type: Meat „
Very small chicken fillets in these boxes and once cooked they get even smaller. I do not think these birds got to grow to their full potential and this gives me the thought that these chicken steaks could have been a lot bigger if they had been allowed to continue to grow.
The chicken steak once cooked was OK, a bit bland and tasteless but with the addition of a sweet and sour sauce nothing that could not be remedied. I think these would be OK as part of a Chinese dish with a sauce included but on their own they were very bland and boring. Not large by any stretch of the imagination and barely made a meal for four hungry people. Needed a lot of veggies to go with it to cope.
This chicken fillet package is as it says on the box very Simple as all you need is an oven and patience to wait 30 minutes for the chicken to cook, it does have a light batter which is barely noticeable but there none the less and the flavour is non existing.
This simple fillet steak would need culinary help in my view and some serious flavouring added to make it an interesting meal.
Here are a few suggestions that may well work with it.
Barbecue sauce, with a nice jacket potato and other veggies
Sweet and sour sauce with rice and spring rolls
Lemon or orange sauce with new potatoes and veggies
Nice flavouring gravy with roast tatties and the works.
I feel something along this line is the only way to eat these particular chicken steaks as they do not inspire a young or elderly person to eat them otherwise.
Cheap and cheerful at £1 to £2 per box and simple to cook.
Not mind blowing but could have some potential. Maybe as part of a Mexican style burrito or Taco.
I must admit, I am a fan of these "simply" products from Birds Eye, you tend to know what your getting and the quality is excellent.
I purchased these for the first time last week and decided to have them with chips, we rarely have chips in our house.
I paid £2.00 for 4 in a box from my local Heron foods, they were on offer and at £2 I thought this wasnt bad as you can pay £5-£6 for a packet of plain chicken breasts.
On opening the box, which looks quite appealing I must admit, I was a little disappointed, I was hoping to have one each, but they looked very small , I actually weighed one and it was a little over 100g. Basically they`re a chicken breast in a crispy batter. On reading the box I discover they`re marinated in water, tapioca starch and salt and are 73% meat.
Well anyhow back to the product. They were easy to cook and involved nothing more than popping them in an oven for 25 minutes at 200 degrees or gas mark 4.
They came out as they should, a chicken breast with a nice crispy batter, and they looked a lovely colour and smelt divine. On tasting, the batter was crunchy and the chicken breast moist, white and appealing. I`m glad I cooked two each, one wouldnt be enough and it looked a bit lost on the plate on its own. Two though I thought too many. So perhaps the moral is, one chicken, some chips and lots of "extras".
Well worth the offer price for a premium product but Birds Eye make crispy chickens already so why the ned for two products the same I`m not sure. Personally I prefer crispy chicken, probably because its better value
Chicken Breast 73%
Marinade as described above
of which sugars 0.8g
of which saturates 1.2g
equivalent as salt 1.6g
Overall opinion.... stick to the original crispy chicken by Birds Eye
I think i've only tried this last week. can't remember having this before, which is a bit odd as they aren't that new out there. I think I got confused by this range and the normal Crispy Chicken from Birds Eye. They are basically the same thing, so not sure why they need 2 of them.
We got a pack of 4 Fillets on offer for £2 at Tesco. This done out tea on sunday night with some Chips and Spaghetti.
This is in the freezers and I think that this pack normally sells around the £2.60 mark. The box looks ok, but nothing too eye catching. There is a nice enough picture on the front of some tender looking Chicken as well.
You cook this in the oven for about 20-25 minutes and the Crispy coating comes out a good crispness and the Chicken is nice and tender inside.
I was surprised at how thick the Chicken was, as i'm used to Birds Eye Chicken being that bit thinner. Then again the size of the piece of coated Chicken didn't seem as long and wide either. The coating was quite a thin coating, but thick enough. It's all about the Chicken though so I don't want a load of Chicken and hardly any coating.
The Chicken tasted nice and quite fresh although it was a frozen product. There wasn't any difference from the other range from Birds Eye, apart from the Coating which I would say was a little bit more crumb like.
I would have this again when on offer, but if the other ones from Birds Eye was on offer, and since it normally works out cheaper then I would go for the other ones all the time.
Just nothing that special about this one.
I love Birds Eye products and one of their items I'm particularly fond of is their simply chicken fillets in crispy batter. I find these a nice plain meal for when your not overly hungry and don't know what you fancy. They are a nice staple food!
They can be found in all supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's and I have also seen them in smaller shops and little newsagents. They are frozen products and can therefore be found in the freezers. In my local Asda they were placed in a freezer next to all the other beef burgers of different brands however sometimes they will be found alongside all the other Birds Eye Products.
There are various chicken fillets in the range however these are just the usual birds eye fillets in batter. They come in a box that contains 2 of them and each product weighs 107g. The box costs £2.25. This therefore works out at £1.12 per breast. Personally I don't feel that this is brilliant value but in the current credit crisis it isn't as bad as it is going to get. If you think about it a chicken burger from the likes of McDonalds will cost you around £1.10 so this is probably just about right!
The 2 breasts come in an attractive box. It is mainly orange in colour and looks really quite pretty. on the back obviously is all of the nutritional information and ingredients. On the front is the brand name, some product information, and a beautiful, mouth watering picture. The picture is of one of the chicken breast fillets. It is cut in half so you can see the delicious looking, very fresh chicken inside. It doesn't look like its very hot though which is confusing. In the background there are a few pictures of green beans however I didn't take this suggestion on board.
Taking them out the packet I noticed they were a nice size. They were a lot bigger than I had expected which was great! They did look quite pale in colour though and I hoped they'd brown up a little. The batter thankfully looked very thick and the batter seemed to be a really good coating. We baked ours in the oven and by the time they had cooked, a delicious smell had filled the house. My mum commented that it smelled like fast food but I personally loved this aroma.
We served them with a portion of chips and some sweetcorn. This was a lovely substantial meal and kept me filled up for quite a while. The breast was amazing. The batter on the outside was so amazing. It was really thick like I'd thought and tasted in between the taste of the batter you get in the fish and chip shop and the kind of breadcrumbs you get on products such as kievs! The chicken inside was lovely. It was a great texture and was really chewy. I loved it! It went amazing with the chips and sweet corn too. It was a great size and filled me up well!
One breast has 220 calories in it which I feel is about right. It could be a lot less but its not overly high!
Chicken is a regular tea time occurrence for me and tend to get frozen versions rather than fresh so I like to know I'm buying healthier choices and not just cheap pre-packed, chemically loaded junk. I came across these a while ago and thought they looked quite appealing with two photos of chunky fillets covered in crispy batter. They don't sound all that healthy with the batter I admit, but I trust Birds Eye as they've been pretty consistent in delivering quality food. The company was formed in 1973 and have since then become a very popular choice. Over that time they've expanded their range and put some effort into the health aspects of their products, such as lowering salt and saturated fat levels. I see them advertised on daytime TV all the time now promoting their 'good mood food'...not quite sure how Suggs got in there though!
These chicken fillets are found in the frozen section of most larger supermarkets, though I've only spotted these in Morrisons/Asda and not my local Tesco and cost just slightly under £3. (They're also available at Iceland (£3); when I last bought these they were half price in there so keep your eyes peeling for bargains). For your pennies you get 4 decent sized chicken fillets (440g) and I would say that one makes a perfect portion as they're quite chunky. These can be oven cooked at 200°C for approx 25 minutes. It's good idea to turn them over once in a while and keep checking on them as you want them cooked thoroughly inside (which is why it takes 25 minutes as they're chunky) but not burnt on the outside. I was put off at first when I read they're coated in batter, but it's not how I expected. Once cooked, they're golden and crispy, as opposed to greasy and soft like you may think. The chicken inside is tender and delicious and the outside crispy coating gives it a bit of texture. There's not much flavour to it as such, I can't quite describe it, but I wouldn't really say there's anything that would put you off too easily.
Each portion contains 235 calories and 7.4g fat (1.2g sat) which isn't bad for a decent sized portion. It's a good alternative to nasty southern fried or other battered/breaded chicken that's got little nutritional value; at least you get a crispy batter coating and healthy tender chicken with these. Goes down a treat with chips and salad, or some mash potatoes & veggies.
I would definitely recommend these for the taste and texture, plus there's little 'cooking' involved. At £3 I would rather buy these than similar cheaper versions because I trust these to be healthier and think they taste lovely! :o)