“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Chicken „
This is part of the newest Weight Watchers range called Taste Temptations. Unfortunately this range is more expensive than the normal products in the Weight Watchers frozen meals section, but they seem a bit more fancy in a way.
I liked the name of this one. Roast Chicken Breast in a Roasted Onion, Rosemary and Thyme Gravy with Golden Crispy Potatoes. Since the meal is 320g, then I didnt expect a lot of Potatoes with this, but any Potato product would probably satisfy my Savoury tooth that was missing Chips.
This little frozen meal cost a whopping £2.49, which I wouldn't pay for a frozen meal. I got this the other week at Asda when it was on offer for £1.50.
You can cook this in the oven, but I always cook ready meals in the Microwave, as I think they are quick and easy. I know the Potatoes won't turn out quite as Crisp in the Micro, but I like to have Gravy on my Potatoes anyway so I wasn't bothered.
There was 3 quite large bits of Chicken in here, and they were quite tasty. Certainly Breast meat, but a little dry tasting on the outside at bits. The Potatoes were nice. I think I counted 5 of them, but they were cut into little pieces, so it sort of looked like you were getting more than you were in a way. The Gravy was nice. It was quite runny and perhaps slightly watery/ It just seemed like it needed a bit more flavour and seasoning. I could taste the Onion, but not much else to be honest.
This meal had 400 calories in it, and was filling enough. I would have preferred perhaps another bit Chicken I guess, as the amount of Gravy kinda drowned the Meal.
This was an alright meal, but i've had a lot better meals from the Weight Watchers range.
I disagree - I googled the meal to show my friend as I had it the other day and loved it. I microwaved it though - maybe that's why it turned out different (as it does say for best results oven cook on the packet). I thought it was really tasty and teaming it with fresh sprouts and carrots meant I had a lovely tasty roast dinner with very few calories and grams of fat. Perfect!
While I am not overly keen on the many standard Weight Watchers meals available in the supermarket, I have recently begun sampling their Taste Temptations range which are the equivalent of the premium supermarket meals such as Tesco Finest and Sainsbury's Taste The Difference. I have been impressed with most of them so far, and when I spotted the lengthily named Roast Chicken Breast In A Roasted Onion, Rosemary And Thyme Gravy With Golden Crispy Potatoes I decided to pop one in the trolley for my dinner.
Upon returning home I cooked it immediately as it had taken longer to get home that I had anticipated and it had started to defrost slightly. 35 minutes later the timer went off and I set about tucking into what looked like a very tasty meal indeed. When I speared the chicken breast however I realised it was going to need a few minutes more so back into the oven it went.
Disaster struck. After a further five minutes I checked that the chicken was cooked through (it was) but what were supposed to be 'golden crispy' potatoes were now charred and dark brown. Oh well, I don't mind the taste of burned potato (or burned toast!) at all so I put it all on the plate anyway.
I was impressed with how plump the chicken breast was, it looked succulent and meaty beneath the rich looking pale gravy. The smell rising from my plate was one of subtle rosemary and I could also detect the even subtler scent of roasted onions, it smelled delicious and I was hoping it was going to taste as good.
It didn't. It was an awful meal and while I ate some of it because I didn't want it to go to waste, I can't say I enjoyed it at all. The chicken breast was plump and juicy, but it had very little in the way of flavour and seemed to taste very watery. The outside of the chicken was extremely dry even after I had dipped it in the gravy, but the inside was overly moist and felt almost slimy as I was eating. It tasted nothing like a proper chicken breast, actually it tasted of nothing at all!
The potatoes were marginally better, despite being a little burned. They are very similar to the roast potatoes you will find in a Birds Eye Roast Dinner, tasting nothing like real potatoes but quite nice all the same. I had to cut off the charred edges as the flavour was just of charcoal, rather than the yummy burning you sometimes get on proper roast potatoes. Oh, and they weren't crispy at all. They were soft with quite a stodgy centre that was tasty enough, although I would have expected better from this more premium (and more expensive) Weight Watchers range.
The gravy was the best thing about the meal in my opinion. It was flavoursome with a rich herby flavour, if only they could have incorporated this tasty gravy in with a better meal! There were little pieces of onion mixed in with the gravy, not quite enough for me to be able to taste them but they created a nice change of texture.
I paid £2.69 for this meal from Tesco and feel so annoyed at this expense that I have just fired off an email to Weight Watchers complaining. I always feel their standard meals are lacking in flavour which is why I rarely buy them, but this more expensive range should be so much better. The meal contained 5 Weight Watchers points, well 2 actually as I only ate a third of the meal in the end, and if I remember correctly this equates to around 400 calories. And that is 400 calories you could spend on something much nicer!