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      06.03.2011 23:21
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      Not one I wan to eat again thanks!

      When it comes to cooking I have to admit to being a bit lazy and if I can I will always cut corners. One night I felt like a bit of chicken but not being a fan of it really on its own I opted to pick up a sauce in Asda and thats when I spotted this on offer in there at a pound a jar so I grabbed one for me and my flatmate/bestmates tea.

      The Packaging:

      The sauce comes in a see-through glass jar which has a green twist on/off lid to the top of it concealing a large hole and on the front of the jar we are told that it is knorr Chicken Tonight Honey & Mustard 'With honey & djjon-style mustard' and we are told to just add chicken and that it contains no artificial colours or flavours. On the back of the jar other information listed tells us the ingredients used, there is a full nutritional rundown chart shown as well as an at a glance one there as well, we are told how to use the sauce, the size is stated and I have only ever see this in the size I bought it in which is 525g and contact details for Unilever (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Nicely laid out information is on the jar of this and it is informative enough.

      The Sauce Itself:

      Open the jar and you are met with a very sweet and creamy smell with quite a powerful and pungent smell of garlic to it. In appearance the sauce is a creamy colour and consistence, you can see some batons of carrots within it and lots of the mustard seeds which are a light brown colour.

      To use this you simply fry off some chicken and then add the sauce to it till it thickens and for about 20 minutes otherwise you can fry off the chicken first and then transfer that and the sauce into a dish and into the oven for around an hour, I personally always cook these kind of dishes with these Chicken Tonight sauces on the hob for quickness to be honest as I really am a lazy so and so.

      The smell is as I said earlier garlicy and the sauce is not too runny and looks interesting enough and covers the chicken well and clings on to it. The taste of this sauce is of honey and that gives it a nice sweetness against the creamy sauce and the mustard seeds really only give texture but are easy to digest and the carrots though look nice enough don't really taste and are a bit watery in my opinion. I do find the taste of garlic within this a bit too strong for me and although I can taste a fried onion taste within the mix I can't find any at all. This is meant to serve 4 people generously and I do agree with that and that it is a high quality sauce but for me too rich in the garlic and too sweet though naturally so and for that reason I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase this again sadly as I really did like the sound of this one!

      Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4th Jar):

      Calories: 136
      Sugars: 13.5g
      Fat: 7.0g
      Saturates: 1.0g
      Salt: 1.6g

      Available in all good supermarkets and if you can't find this on some sort of offer expect to pay around £1.50 a jar.

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        28.07.2010 08:21
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        Pleasantly Flavoured Sauce For Chicken

        This review is for the low fat version of the Honey and Mustard Chicken Tonight sauce.


        Packaging:

        The sauce comes in a standard glass jar with a green screw top lid. The label covers around 70% of the jar and has the Knorr logo and the front along with a statement that the sauce contains no artificial colours or flavours. The rest of the label contains the ingredients, nutritional information, cooking information and the contact details for Unilever who are the owners of the Knorr brand.


        Nutritional Information per 100g {per 1/4 jar: 125g}:

        Energy kJ: 313kJ {410kJ}
        kcal: 74kcal {97kcal}
        Protein: 1.1g {1.5g}
        Carbohydrate: 12.3g {16.1g}
        of which sugars: 10.5g {13.7g}
        Fat: 2.3g {3.0g}
        of which saturates: 0.4g {0.5g}
        Fibre: 1.5g {1.9g}
        Sodium: 0.5g {0.6g}
        Salt Equivalent: 1.2g {1.6g}


        Ingredients: Water, Carrots (17%), Onions (9.4%), Mustard (6.5%), (Water, Mustard Seed, Spirit Vinegar, Salt, Natural Mustard Flavouring),Sugar, Honey (3.5%), Cornflour, Cream (1.5%), Sunflower Oil, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Milk Protein, Garlic Powder, Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), Ginger, Pasteurised Egg Yolk, Salt, Parsley (0.06%).


        Allergy Information:

        The product contains traces of celery


        Price:

        At time of writing Asda are selling this for £1.


        Taste and opinion:

        Both boyfriend and I think that chicken is a rather dry meat so, if we're not having it as part of a roast with gravy then we tend to have some sort of sauce with it. This honey and mustard flavour is one of a number of options available in the Chicken Tonight range, some of which are available in both "full fat" and "low fat" versions.

        This particular flavour is a sort of off-yellow colour and there are small slices of carrot which are clearly visible. I'd probably describe the sauce itself as being of a medium thickness. It's not thin and watery but neither it is thick, gloopy and claggy. There's more than enough sauce to cover an adequate amount of meat to feed 3 or 4 people, especially if you're planning on have rice, some sort of potato product or something else with the honey and mustard chicken.

        After "dishing up" I took my first taste of the sauce. The honey gives the sauce a sweet taste which may put people who are not partial to sweet things off it. However, that doesn't mean that it's as sweet as chocolate or cakes that you'd find in the confectionery line, just that it's got a sweeter taste than the majority of sauces that are available for use with pasta, chicken or other meats. The bourguignon sauce for Beef Tonight for example contains 3.8% sugar whilst this honey and mustard sauce is made up of 10.5% sugar.

        The one thing I was slightly concerned about with this sauce was the mustard. Mustard isn't something that I'm very fond of as a general rule so I tend to avoid eating it. I was pleased to find that this sauce doesn't taste too strongly of mustard at all, although this is perhaps because the taste of it has been softened somewhat by the honey. Overall I'd say that this is a sweet, creamy sauce with a slight tang from the mustard. I would imagine that the fact that this sauce is sweeter than most of the others on the market would mean that people who aren't fond of sweet things might have a problem eating large amounts of it.

        In dietary terms this is very good on the fat front, containing just 2.3% of fat, but not so in terms of sugar content. There are no nasty "E" numbers, artificial sweeteners, colours of flavours which is always a good thing. I'd recommend this as a pleasant sauce to be used with chicken, although, as I said, some people may have issues with the fact that it is sweeter than other sauces on the market.

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          18.05.2010 13:52
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          Makes a brilliant meal on a budget

          I'm a huge fan of this sauce. It's realy simple to use and makes a delicous meal.
          It's a 525g jar and recommends that it's used with 450g of diced chicken. There are 2 ways to use the sauce - either on the hob, or oven bake. I personally use the oven method, which involves pan fring the chicken in a little oil until golden brown, then putting the chicken in a casserole dish and stirring in the sauce. You then simply put the whole lot in the oven at 180 for an hour. Pan frying the chicken usually takes me around 10 minutes, so after that I can just relax for an hour whilst the dinner cooks.
          I usually serve this dish with rice, but roast potatos work really well too. The sauce does not have a strong honey taste (I personally hate honey - but love this sauce!), it's very creamy and it makes the chicken taste lovely, slightly sweet and tangy. The jar also suggests adding sliced green and yellow peppers to the sauce - I've tried this and it tastes great.
          It usually costs around £1.50 a jar, but is regularly on offer for £1 in most supermarkets.
          The jar says the recipe serves 4 hungry people - I personally think that would be abit of a push, but it would probably serve 2 adults and 2 children comfortably when dished up with rice and potatos.
          This is a great sauce that makes it look like you've spent longer in the kitchen than you actually have!

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          07.04.2010 21:49
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          One of the best sauces for chicken i have tasted!!

          We eat a lot of chicken in our house, we dont tend to buy many other meats except maybe turkey or pork. We are always looking for new ways to eat our chicken! Chicken itself is a very boring bland meat, but with a nice tasty sauce it makes a great meal.

          I love honey and also love mustard, so when i saw this chicken tonight sauce with honey and mustard mixed together, i knew i would love it! I think this sauce is very hit and miss, you either love it or you hate it. I love it, it is my fave sauce, but my boyfriend really doesnt like it! Even though he loves honey and mustard seperately.

          I have to beg him to let us have this for tea once in a while! I only get to buy it if its ever on offer £1 a jar. Normally it is around £1.50 a jar, which he wont pay!

          This sauce comes in a 525g jar, and as there is only two of us, a jar is a bit too much for us. We use the whole jar anyway as i have loads of this sauce, but there is always loads left over. I would like to buy it in a bit smaller jar.

          In the jar are loads and loads of little carrots. This is the one bad thing about this sauce, there are way too many carrots in there! A few would be fine, but as i dont like carrots too much, i try and sieve them out!

          The taste of this sauce is very sweet and strong, it can be quite tangy, but i think it is delicous! It has so much flavour, it is not a bland old ordinary sauce. It has such a different taste to other sauces i have tried.

          The sauce itself is not too thick, and quite creamy. Be careful not to over cook this sauce as it doesnt taste right if over cooked even slightly!

          The chicken tonight range also includes creamy peppercorn, country french, mushroom and spanish style sauce. I have tried all of these flavours, but i only like the peppercorn and honey/mustard flavours.

          To cook this sauce you can just brown your chicken in a frying pan for five minutes, then pour in the sauce and simmer for 20 minutes. Or you can add your chicken breasts to a oven proof dish and add the sauce and cook for about 50 minutes. The sauce always dries up or overcooks though when i do it in the oven, i can keep an eye on it easier if i do it on the hob.

          I usually have mashed potato with this meal, but it goes great with new potatoes or rice.

          A quarter of the jar of this sauce contains 136 calories, so it isnt that healthy! But im sure all them carrots are giving you at least one of your five a day so it isnt too bad!

          This product if free from artificial colours and flavourings. It has an amazing two years shelf life! Store it in a cool dry place, and if you dont want to use the whole jar all at once you can refridgerate the rest as long as you consume it within three days.

          This sauce is highly recommened if you want to try something different and you are sick of bland sauces! Give it a go, you might love it just like i do!

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          27.02.2010 20:16
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          Will buy again

          The Knorr Chicken Tonight Honey and Mustard sauce is definitely my favourite of the chicken tonight range. As my wife doesn't eat any other meat than chicken, which as a big fan of beef and lamb is highly annoying, we are always trying different sauces from the local supermarket. This product however, is an all time favourite of ours and is one which we have very often.


          ~~The product~~

          The product itself is of excellent quality with a slightly sweet taste provided by the honey. It contains onions and large pieces of carrot as well. It is made with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is low in saturated fat.

          There are a number of alternatives on the market including products from the supermarkets own brand, for example, the Tesco range and the Tesco Value range.


          ~~The price and packaging~~

          The typical price for this product is approximately £1.60, normally priced in Tesco for example at £1.55, however, at the moment (February 2010) they are on offer for only £1 per jar and these offers tend to pop up fairly often so keep your eyes peeled.

          The container is a sturdy glass jar with a tin lid which comes with an integrated safety button to ensure that the jar hasn't been opened prematurely. The jar size comes as a standard single option of 525 grams which serves typically four people.


          ~~Overall~~

          Overall, this is a fantastic product for a reasonable price and often has numerous deals to keep the cost down. The quality is second to none and is a product I have bought several times in the past and will continue to buy. I give this product a Dooyoo rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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            12.01.2010 12:27

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            great sauce for a quick & easy meal idea

            this is a cheap and tasty jar of sauce! simply cook some chicken fillets, and pour sauce over - you can either heat the sauce and serve it on the side or put back in the oven for 15-20mins. i think the sauce is good for kids because of the veg content - think it is just carrots, but kids would hardly notice them. as this sauce is full of flavour, i normally serve the honey & mustard chicken with extra carrots, or sweetcorn, and either mash potato or home made chips. i have tried to make my own version and it just will never be as good as this jar of sauce. i am a fan of the knorr brand and use the packets of soup, stock etc. i tend not to use jars of sauces where possible, but this one slipped through the net. i would recommend this sauce for a quick and easy meal idea.

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            29.11.2009 21:47
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            Serves 4 But I Wonder How Many Of Those Will Like It???

            I used to buy loads of Chicken Tonight jars but then I learned a few of my own sauces so haven't bothered with them for ages. They was on special offer in Asda recently so I got a couple of jars of the newer flavours to try.

            This Honey And Mustard one is quite nice but I don't think I'd want to eat it again. I think any food that is flavoured with honey and mustard can be a bit hit and miss and this one hasn't blended the flavours good enough I don't think.

            I browned the chicken and let the sauce simmer for a bit longer than it said on the jar because I wanted some of it to evaporate. It's a creamier sauce than it looks though and it didn't evaporate off much so I had to be careful not to put too much sauce on each plate.

            The mustard is Djonn so I thought it would be a tangy sauce but the flavour doesn't come through very well I don't think. The sauce is a bit too creamy and has got a bit of a herby aftertaste and I think it's those things that are stopping the mustard flavour happening.

            I couldn't always taste the honey in it but it made the sauce weirdly sweet. For a cooking sauce this is proper sugary tasting and thinking about it that was probably why I couldn't taste the mustard. The creaminess and sugariness of the sauce made me think it was a pudding and not something covering fillets of chicken!

            There are carrots and onions in the sauce and they cook through nice, a bit of a waste of effort really though because they don't taste of anything and feel majorly processed. I'd prefer the sauce without the bits of vegetable.

            A 525g jar is usually about £1.60 and I've not seen them on special offer very often. The other flavours are nice but this one is just too weird for me.

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