Product Type: Weight Watchers Ready Meals
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Curry In A Hurry!
Weight Watchers Chicken Curry
Member Name: dinosaur9211
Weight Watchers Chicken Curry
Advantages: tastes lovely, won't make you fat
Disadvantages: veggies in the sauce would have been nice
I previously wrote a review about the sweet chilli chicken curry from the Weight Watchers range and brought this chicken curry at the same time. These ready meals are mostly used for during the week when my busy lifestyle makes me too tired to cook anything! I did used to buy the standard ready meals from supermarkets but they are so bad for you and with joining Weight Watchers I decided to give these a go. If you're thinking about trying them too check out my review about the Sweet Chilli Chicken because I recommend it!
The meal cooks the same as any other ready meal - in the microwave or the oven. I prefer to use the micowave because I usually begin to cook these once I'm starving! Cooking in the oven takes 40 minutes but obviously this depends on the oven you have. Mine is incredibly fast to heat up and cook for some reason (I found this out from burning a pizza in 10 minutes!). So as I have mentioned, I cook the meal via microwave by piercing the lid of the plastic container and putting it in for about 10 minutes. I always cook ready meals for around 10 minutes regardless of the packaging because it makes sure they are cooked properly.
To sum up the product, it is basically chunks of chicken in a mild curry sauce served with boiled rice.
On the box it gives you all nutritional information aswell as the weightwaters points (4.5) and other information. There is also a picture of the meal which looks really yummy! The meal is in a plastic container with a clear plastic lid so you can see your frozen meal inside. I have to admit, it annoys me that when you empty the meal from the plastic container it never goes right, it always looks like a mess! I'm sure it is almost impossible to make it look as nice as it does on the front of the box.
The meal portion isn't really very big, I am a little peckish afterwards - nothing fruit or nuts can't solve afterwards. I do like how small they are though because it means you don't eat too much.
The meal does have quite a few chicken chunks and there is just the right amount of sauce so you're not left with dry chicken or rice at the end. Curry with lots of sauce is always a bonus! The chicken is very tender and cooks well in the microwave, I am always careful incase it isn't cooked properly. I am a bit funny with chicken because most I don't really like when there is veins running through!
The sauce is lovely, not too thick and not too runny so pretty much perfect consistency. It tastes a lot like the curry sauce you get from the chip shop (which I do actually love) but with a bit more of a bite. If you've ever been to Wagamamas I'd compare it to the Chicken curry sauce they have there. It is quite creamy so it has a nice texture to it, but not too creamy to be confused with salad dressing consistency.
I didn't seem to find anything other than chicken and sauce in this which was disappointing. A few chunks of vegetables would of been a nice addition but never mind - it didn't cost me much so I can't complain!
As for the typical curry, it isn't that spicy. I'd say its probably as spicy as a chicken tikka, not as mild as a korma though. I did add some chilli powder into mine to give it an extra kick because I do love spicy food.
Important information: Not suitable for vegetarians, gluten free, may contain nuts.
I brought my meal from Asda which cost me £5 for 4 meals. I brought two of these and two sweet chilli and regardless of whether they are in the offer or not - I would still purchase them. Probably not for a while though as I get bored of meals very quickly.
This meal is a great choice down the ready meal isle of the supermarket if you're on a tight budget and attempting to loose weight - or even if you aren't trying to loose weight!
Summary: one of my favourite meals