“ Brand: Iceland / Type: Meat „
My favourite when I go to a nice fresh sandwich bar is Chicken Tikka, the supermarkets just don't get it quite right. It has to have just the right amount of spice, big taste and nice and moist with some lettuce for crunch.
Whenever I go into Iceland I buy their Chicken Tikka pieces to make my own, which I have to say is rather good! You'll find them in the chilled section and one box costs just £1 and contains enough for about 3 sandwiches I'd say, although I always test a few pieces along the way too. The pieces vary in size, I guess 'bitesize' is a good way to describe them. They are covered in Tikka favouring.
This is how I use them to make the ultimate Tikka baguette -
Take a handful of chicken pieces, mix them in a bowl with half a teaspoonful of balti paste (for a bit of heat) and some mayonnaise.
Take a brown baguette and pop come chopped lettuce in the bottom, then chuck in the Tikka mix, this way it's easier to eat as it weighs down the lettuce and it doesn't all fall out.
It's really tasty with some peach or nectarine on the top too.
I've also used these pieces, fried with a little oil and onions, a little more paste, some tomatoes and natural yogurt to make a quick and delicious, if not very authentic curry. The downside is as the chicken is pre cooked it's not a succulent as it would be cooking from raw but it's a good standby to have as all you have to do is warm the ingredients rather than actually cook anything - it takes minutes.
There is no nutritional information on the packet for these, so I'm afraid I can't comment for waist watchers, however it's only marinated chicken, how bad can it be?
Overall, a great value versatile and convenient product. Well done Iceland.