“ Brand: Hanbury Vale / Type: Chicken „
On a sunday I do love a roast dinner. Having said that though I cannot be bothered with all the effort one takes me so when I spotted this ready to roast Chicken Breast Joint in Asda which comes pre stuffed and that it only cost £2.99 a time I thought this sounded a nice fuss free joint!
The joint comes in a see through plastic tray with clear film over it and then over that you get a light green 'sleeve' and on the front of it there is a photograph of the roasted joint shown and we are told that it is Hanbury Vale Ready To Roast Chicken Breast Joint With Chicken, Sage & Onion Stuffing 'Boneless chicken breast joint basted for extra succulence' and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown as is the best before date and we are told that it is 600g in weight and serves 4 people. On the back of the sleeve other information tells us the ingredients used and a full nutritional rundown chart is displayed, we are told how to store it (it is freezable by the way) and cooking instructions are given as are contact details for the manufacturer. Nice enough packaging, minimal and informative enough.
What you get is a tubular shaped beigy coloured chicken, stuffed with stuffing in the middle of it and its rather plump looking. To cook this is simple you simply pop it in the oven for 1 hr and 20 minutes from defrosted but if frozen it takes 1hr 45 minutes to completely cook. When cooked it went a nice golden brown colour all over, with some clear juices running from it and its a skin on joint and easy to cut and that skin goes slightly crispy. The stuffing is just that really. There isn't all that much stuffing within it and that tasted of onion and sage really although looking at the ingredient list it also contained chicken and chicken skin I couldn't taste that but it was within the meat so I guess I wouldn't really.
It makes 4 small portions, is ever so easy to cut through, looks nice.... however I served this between two of us and it gave us nice large portions with no gristle or fat within it and all in all I think this makes a great fuss free dinner and its worth every single penny it costs!
Nutritional Information Per 150g Serving:
This I bought from Tesco costing £2.99 and its great value so its gets the thumbs up from me!