“ Brand: Heinz / Type: Sauces „
The BBQ is gorgeous. I am pregnant and craving it but our local Morrisons have stopped stocking it. We have tried Asda &Tescos to no avail. Does anyone know where we can get it from?
I initially picked this up in Tesco as I had a Clubcard voucher for 30p off. The usual price is about £1.49 so it's a little bit more than other similar sauces eg. Chicken Tonight, however I was curious and always like to try something new. I eat a lot of chicken and struggle to think of different things to do with it so I thought I'd give this a try.
Spread and Bake comes in a 315g clear glass jar with a screw top. It's a smaller jar than you would get a typical cook-in sauce, but that's presumably because you're supposed to use less as you're only spreading it over the meat rather than pouring it all over to cover your chicken.
It comes in four flavours: Barbecue, Tikka, Mediterranean Tomato and Moroccan. I went for the BBQ one as I thought it would go well with chicken.
When I opened the jar, I could smell the delicious barbecue aroma which got my tastebuds tingling! It was an orangey-brown colour which looked appealing and fresh without being too artificial. I spread it over four large chicken thighs (to feed two of us) and found the consistency a little runnier than I'd expected - it ran off the chicken a bit but perhaps I used too much. Each jar is supposed to make 4-6 generous portions, so I used about a third of the jar and put the rest back in the fridge (the label says you can keep it a week in the fridge). I put the chicken in a Pyrex baking dish and baked in the oven for about half an hour. It smelt delicious while it was cooking and although when I took it out it looked a bit burnt on the top, I think this was actually quite appealing as it reminded me of proper sticky smokey barbecued food.
When I tasted this I wasn't disappointed! The sauce is tangy and fruity with a hint of sweetness, but not overpoweringly so. There is definitely some tomato in there too. It kept the chicken lovely and moist, and helped the skin crisp up on top - mmmm! I really enjoyed this with some rice to mop up the sauce: it definitely got runnier as it cooked so it's a good job I used a deep dish. Don't cook it on a baking tray!
There are 88 calories per serving so I don't think it's too unhealthy, especially if you have it on lean chicken with some veggies.
Nutritional info per 1/6 of a jar:
of which sugars 5.7g
of which saturates 0.2g
Salt equivalent 0.4g
Someone suggested to me a recipe using a tikka paste the other day, so when I saw this spread and bake from Heinz I thought I would give it a try. When my shopping actually arrived, they had delivered me barbecue instead of the tikka variety I had ordered so the pot sat in my cupboard for a couple of weeks before I got around to using it.
Spread and bake come in three different varieties, barbecue, tikka and Moroccan. They are a sauce that you can spread onto a chicken breast to give it a glaze and nice flavour as the sauce seeps into the meat whilst cooking.
I was stuck for something to cook the other night so when I found this jar I decided to give it a go. The sauce comes in a clear glass jar with a simple twist off lid.
As you open it, a strong smell of barbecue hit me. It smelt almost the same as the barbecue sauce that you get in a restaurant such as TGI Fridays when you order ribs. This was a good start for me as I love this authentic barbecue smell.
Reading the instructions I saw that the idea was to get a chicken breast and score the meat before spreading the sauce over the meat.
We didn't have any large pieces of meat on this occasion so I decided to improvise and spread the mixture over the smaller goujons I had.
The sauce comes out in a very thick consistency and was gloopy as I spread it over the meat. The smell was still very strong and was inviting me to try it; however I resisted deciding to wait until it was all cooked.
There is a lot of sauce in my 315g jar. I almost couldn't use it all, so I would suggest you would need a large amount of chicken to use up this sauce in one meal.
The chicken coated and it goes in the oven for twenty minutes or so until cooked. This will depend on the size of your chicken pieces of course.
Once cooked the sauce has turned a slightly darker colour as it has cooked through. It has also levelled out a bit in consistency and it now a bit runner. This has only made the sauce seem like it has bred in the dish.
Our dish had turned from chicken pieces being coated in sauce, to looking like a chicken in sauce, but it still looked inviting.
The taste of the sauce was very strong and rich. It almost tasted like the restaurant quality that I have eaten in the past.
We all found that it was very nice but too much of it in one go was a bit over powering.
After we'd finished I decided this would be better serving as two meals and even using on something such as spare ribs, despite this product being marketed for chicken.
I would also recommend using large chicken breasts for this meal rather than the smaller bits we used.
Overall it made a nice sauce for meat and I will be trying the tikka variety to complete my recipe, but now I know how the sauce acts during cooking it's given me a head start for the next recipe.
A jar of Spread and bake will cost £1.11.
I bought this while it was on offer as it looked like a nice change to plain chicken breast. I have only tried the Mediterranean tomato variety and I was really impressed with it.
One of the main reasons I like this is because it is packed full of vegetables and tomatoes and very little artificial ingredients.
Heinz Spread and Bake comes in small jars that will cover about 8/10 chicken breasts. To prepare the chicken you need to spoon a couple of spoonfuls on Spread and Bake onto the chicken breasts and leave them to bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. When they are ready the chicken will be cooked and the Spread and Bake should still be on the breast.
The spread and bake tastes absolutely delicious and tastes very fresh. The Mediterranean flavour seems quite healthy however I dont know about the Moroccan or tikka flavours.
If you have not used all the jar you can leave it in the fridge for several days and use it again later.
Having seen this sauce advertied on the TV i though i would give it a go, and was really impressed with it. I have only tasted the Tikka one but it was really tasty and would defently recommend it to anyone. It is very easy to do, and is a change to having just plain chicken. The jar is plenty big enough for a family of 4 depending on how much you spread on the chicken depends on how many chicken breast it will go around. Be a nice idea to maybe do a smaller jar for those who are only cooking for 1 or 2 as it doesnt keep in the fridge for bery long. For those of you who like a different taste on your chickenevery now and then i would recommened you go out and buy one of these from you local supermarket or shop. Its Yummy Enjoy
Mediterranean Tomato, Moroccan, Tikka or Sticky BBQ, which is the Spread and Bake for you?