“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Chicken „
I am constantly worrying about my weight and basically go up and down with dieting; I guess I am a yo yo dieter. However, even when I am not dieting im always on the lookout for tasty lower fat or lower calories foods. Lately, this is where Marks & Spencer food has come in. It isn't that often that I shop there as it really is expensive overall, but now and again you can get good deals. Most of the time, you get lovely food and their count on us range ha some great tasting products! My partner shops there quite often and he told me about a low calorie meal; this Chicken & Vegetable Chow Mein one. It sounded great. I decide to pop over to Marks and take a look for myself. The deal was that you can get two meals for £5.00. This sounded reasonable to me, especially for Marks. Being low in calories (only 265kcals per 380g pack), I wondered how filling this would be. Time and time Again, I have bought low fat or low calories meals, to discover that they are either not filling or there is just too little! Therefore not really being much use if you are watching your weight.
The product shows a really tempting picture on the front of the box. It has lovely chicken breast, beansprouts, shredded carrot, savoy cabbage, mushrooms and egg noodles in a chow Mein sauce. I cannot say that I am a great lover of Chinese food but really it all depends where you buy it from. I have bought other Chinese meal product from Marks & Spencer and never been disappointed.
The taste of this meal is delicious. What is also great about it is that the savoy cabbage reasons crunchy. You would think, it would be sort of soggy after being cooked in the microwave but this does not happen. The Chow Mein sauce is really at the bottom of the dish; this gives you the option of either stirring the sauce all in the meal or leaving it as it is. I decided to stir it in a bit but left the savoy cabbage alone, leaving it lovely and crispy. The same goes for the bean sprouts, they were really nice and crispy too. There was plenty of tender Chicken breast meat, the flavour of the sauce was good and the meal really was very filling. I never expected to actually be full up after eating a meal containing such few calories!
Marks & Spencer recommend microwaving this product for the best results. It only takes 4 and half minutes to cook! If you wish to oven cook it, it takes 25 minutes.
There are far too many ingredients to put them all down here so these are the main ones;
Beansprouts, Cooked marinated chicken breast slices, Chicken stock, Carrots, Savoy Cabbage, Soy Sauce, Cloud ear mushrooms, Shao Xing rice wine, Corn flour, Sweet Wheaten Paste, Sugar, Rapseed Oil, Ginger puree, Garlic puree, Sesame oil, Colour (Palin Caramel), Mushroom stock, Star anise, Pasteurised free range egg, Salt, Sodium bicarbonate, Citrus acid, Paprika, Turmeric, Lemon juice, Soybeans, Black beans
Contains sesame, Eggs, Soya, Wheat, and Gluten.
This is an excellent food product from Marks & Spencer. Worthy of the full 5 Dooyoo stars in my view.