“ Brand: Taste Original / Type: Meat „
I have just bought and eaten some of the Taste Original Mini Chicken Satay from Sainsbury. I bought 12 satay sticks for £1.12 which seemed very reasonable indeed (9p a stick). The packet tells you they are made with minced chicken breast which has been marinated in Indonesian style spices. The come skewered on wooden skewers and each stick comprises of two pieces of chicken.
The taste is very good. It is spicy without being hot and taste like the chicken satay I have had in Thai / Indonesian restaurants. The smell (and taste) quite garlicy and as I happen to be someone that loves garlic I did not find this overwhelming, but if you're not keen on garlic then these may not be for you.
Unlike many Satay sticks, they do not come with a peanut or sweet chili dipping sauce, which is a shame as I generally think this compliments chicken satay very well. Having said that, I didn't find the chicken dry and so they were perfectly pleasant to eat on their own.
I tend to like my chicken satay cold - and if that's the case then these are ready to eat. However, if you'd prefer to have them warm you can bung them in the microwave for a minute and hey presto!
They are well sealed and they stay in date for about a month as long as they haven't been opened - so its something you can keep in the fridge for a snack.
I really liked it and, in all honesty, I sat and ate all 12 in one session!
I brought these Taste Original Mini Chicken Satay from Tesco, I paid about £1.25 for about 20 mini satays on sticks. Taste Original are one of the discount brands that Tesco have started selling but they don't taste cheap and are EXACTLY the same as the Tesco own brand chicken satays that are more expensive.
Each satay is 2 small pieces of chicken threaded onto a blunt cocktail stick. When you open the pack you can smell the spices and the chicken doesn't smell like it's going to be too spicey.
The taste is delish, the chicken is cooked good and has got a natural texture instead of tasting madly processed like a lot of these chicken things usually do. They've got a proper nice tikka flavour, it's not hot at all and is majorly addictive. The taste is mainly of curry but it's got that edge that lets you know straight away that it's tikka and not some other unnamed spice.
They are a bit dry so I deffo recommend you have something to dip the satay sticks in. I used just plain mayo and got a smear on each bit of chicken and that was enough to bring the spicey flavour out a bit more and it also made them less dry to eat. The chicken has got a nice chewy texture as you're eating and I bet you end up picking them out of the packet one after another because of them being soooooo addictive!
I've ate the whole pack now, I think a couple were eaten by other people in the house but I know I've deffo had most of them. I could eat another pack as well because once you get the taste of these things it's like you could eat them for every meal and snack of the day!
You can eat these straight out of the fridge or warm them up in the oven, I don't think stuff like this ever warms up very well so haven't tried that but I suppose it's handy if you want to have them as a starter or something.