Product Type: Iceland Meat / Fish
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great idea here!!
Iceland Chicken Breast Fillet Strips
Member Name: freud
Iceland Chicken Breast Fillet Strips
Advantages: easy to use, great taste & texture, no waste.
Disadvantages: none for our family
The idea of cooking frozen chicken straight from the freezer made me a bit wary at first because I've always been used to carefully defosting it at room temperature before cooking it.
Before Christmas there was quite a big advertising campaign by Iceland about their 'cook from frozen' chicken range so I thought I'd give them a try.
To date my daughter & I have tried the following -
- chicken breast fillet strips
- sliced chicken tikka breast
- chicken breast fillet strips in a southern fried style coating
& have enjoyed them all.
It's a really good idea as far as our family is concerned as I have a daughter who lives & works the other side of the country & often can't give much notice when she's coming home, a 17 year old daughter who's always out & about & who often brings fellow college students home unexpectedly & a hubby who works all hours. So, to have a product sitting in the freezer ready to be made into a meal in minutes is a great idea.
The bags are plastic & cost just £1 & in the varieties I've bought there's a generous amount which does for several meals. The weight depends on the chicken itself - eg the ones with southern fried coating weigh 360g whilst the tikka strips weigh 400g.
I've noticed that if you purchase similar chicken from the chilled section of Iceland you pay more so it's worth checking the prices in the freezers first?
The chicken itself is really tasty & the strips are pretty uniform in size which makes a real difference. The texture is great & doesn't fall to pieces when cooking & of course there's no skin or 'bits' to deal with with saves time & effort. It probably doesn't taste as nice as fresh chicken but I rarely serve it just plain.
The 100% chicken breast strips are ideal for all sorts of dishes & I've used the for the following -
stir frys, soups, casseroles, chicken & mushroom pies, in potato salad with mayo,curries, in tortilla wraps & stews - all giving great results.
The tokka ones are tasty but not very strong so I've cooked them with onion & popped in some naan bread or served with rice. My daughter likes them but if I'm going to eat spicy food I like it quite hot. The southern fried chicken ones are also very tasty but not like Kentucky Fried chicken's unique taste.
All the nutritional information, cooking instructions & ingredients are clearly listed on the packs as well as freezer guidelines - easy to read even though the packs are very colourful.
I'm impressed with this range & would recommend trying them if you have a rather strange family as I do!
- great price for what you get.
- different types of chicken strips available which may appeal to diffrent tastes?
- easy to use.
- no waste.
- no preparation of fresh raw chicken involved.
- great idea for helping make meals in moments.
Summary: a great way to help make meals in moments with no fiddling!
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