“ Type: Sauces „
I was in the supermarket one evening having decided I wanted something different and nothing I had in the house would do. After scouring shelves for inspiration I noticed a Spanish-inspired sauce for chicken (I can't remember the name of the range now, but it was in the fancy ingredient section and cost nearly £3). Even though it was expensive it became something I made fairly frequently. This then got discontinued from my local Sainsbury's and I have to say I was pretty upset--until I noticed the Chicken Tonight Spanish Chicken sauce. Turns out the other one getting discontinued was a blessing in disguise, as the Chicken Tonight version is just as delicious and half the price, usually costing around £1.80. It also regularly goes on offer at £1 or 2 for 1, which means I stock up since I know that it'll get eaten!
The sauce is tomato-based, with peppers, garlic and thyme. It has a lovely, fresh flavour and makes a really delicious meal super easy and quick to make. The label suggests cooking it with chicken and then serving it with salad and potatoes, but I serve it with rice and add one extra ingredient that makes it all the more tasty and Spanish-flavoured: chorizo. I cook the chicken and chorizo until done, then add the sauce and simmer for about 15 minutes, which is perfect as that's how long the rice I serve with it takes to cook. It really is one of the simplest meals to make, and while I know ready-made sauce isn't always a great option, this one is quite low in calories, salt, and saturated fat. The chorizo obviously makes the meal slightly less healthy but it really adds to it. The sauce has no artificial ingredients, either, so while I'm sure I could manage to make this sauce fresh, it's much easier to use the jar and I don't have to feel too guilty about it.
I now cook this once every couple of weeks and always look forward to it. This sauce is such an easy way to get some different flavours in a meal and is very filling. The jar is a great size (500g) and with a small pack of diced chicken breast and some chorizo, it makes plenty for four for dinner (or in my case, two for dinner and then lots of leftovers for a few lunches!). The leftovers are still very tasty the next day after being microwaved. The sauce itself also has a great consistency--it's not too thick but definitely not watery either.
The great thing about this sauce is that it's quite flexible. I used to add fresh chilli but decided that the chorizo gives enough of a kick and there's not a huge difference when adding a chilli to it. Adding extra vegetables would probably be a good idea too, or having it with potatoes rather than rice. I always mean to experiment with it a bit more but it's just so good as I usually have it that I never bother to do so. Overall, though, I would highly recommend this sauce as an addition to anyone's dinner repertoire, especially on a busy weeknight when you just want to get cooking over with!
I like to try a lot of different foods and sauces, especially when the products are on a cheap deal. I was shopping a couple of weeks ago and saw this Chicken Tonight Spanish Chicken Sauce. It was on offer for 77p a jar, and after reading the jar to see what was in it the sauce, I decided to buy it as it sounded like it would taste quite nice.
To use this sauce, you just have to fry off some chicken ( or use Quorn if you are a vegetarian ) and any vegetables you may wish to add to the dish. When the chicken is nicely cooked, pour over the sauce and stir it through so all is covered well. Then just turn the heat down to simmer and leave the dish to cook for 15 - 20 minutes. I served mine with rice and salad, which I found to be the perfect accompniment to the meal, but of course anything you wish to add to it will work fine.
Once cooked, this really is a great meal. I think it tastes lovely, and I have since bought many more jars to use as the taste is wonderful. The sauce is just the perfect texture, not too thick and not too runny. It coats the chicken and vegetables really well, and even when you first start cooking this you can really smell the herbs used in this.
The sauce has a lovely tomato base to it, and the sauce is mostly tomato, with a good amount of basil and other gentle herbs infused into it. The taste just explodes in your mouth, and is warm and gentle, but oh so satisfying. I found it to be really filling as well, I was not expecting to be as full with this meal. My partner loves this sauce too, and I think most familys will enjoy it as it is the kind of taste that most people will enjoy.
This sauce can be bought in most major supermarkets, and it will usually cost you around £1.70 a jar when it is not on offer. Personally, I can not recommend this sauce enough. It tastes great, is easy to cook and is quite low in calories too! 5 out of 5 from me.
I haven't bought Chicken Tonight for years but when I saw it on offer in Tesco for £1 a jar (500g) a few months ago I bought a couple of jars.
Yesterday after discovering I had some chicken tucked away in the freezer, I looked to the cupboard to see what was on offer in the way of inspiration and saw the forgotten Spanish Chicken Tonight, hurray!
I do like to cook from scratch, although it's difficult at the moment as I'm not very mobile and have a new baby taking up most of my waking moments.
I have found in the past that the Spanish sauce is a quick and easy way to brighten up a chicken dish.
The sauce is made up primarily of tomatoes, peppers, olive oil and thyme.
1/4 jar serving contains only 53 kcals and 1.6g fat and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Although it contains onions, red and green peppers, I like to add extra vegetables.
I don't have a set format and use whatever I have in at the time.
Last night, I fried roughly cut onions, celery, green and red peppers lightly in chilli olive oil for a couple of minutes before adding cubed chicken breast. The sauce is added once the chicken is golden. At this point I also added mushrooms.
After cooking on the hob for 20 minutes the dish is ready to serve! Rice and/or chips is my preferred option.
Salsa and sour cream on the side can result in a taste sensation!!
It is a really tasty dish, very tomatoey and slightly smoky in flavour. The extra veg fried in the chilli oil gives it a real kick - not that this is needed, it is tasty enough - I didn't have any plain olive oil!
I have previously found the 500g jar too large for myself and my son, the remains can however be stored in the fridge for three days once opened or frozen once cooked.
My partner is a veggie and has never entertained me using this sauce for his consumption as it does not state on the glass jar 'suitable for vegetarians'.
Having checked the ingredients myself countless times and finding nothing untoward, I decided to call the Knorr customer care line (most unlike me, obviously desperate for adult conversation!).
I was informed my the very upbeat lady on the other end of the line that the product is suitable for vegetarians, containing no meat or meat derivatives. It was not marketed as such as it obviously recommended for use with chicken.
The jar was divided into two and Quorn pieces added to the one half.
Two sets of satisfied diners :-)
Give this a try if you're short on time, at £1 a jar it's well worth the money!
As much as I try to cook as much as possible from scratch it is not always easy when you work full time and sometimes you need something quick and easy. I have been buying Knorr Chicken Tonight Spanish Chicken sauce for a while now and it is great value, tasty and quick base for an excellent meal.
The Spanish Chicken sauce comes in a 500g glass jar, with a screw cap with safety button showing if tampering has occurred.
On the front of the jar is a picture of a serving suggestion as well as the Knorr logo and a clear label showing the sauces contains no artificial flavours and colours. On the back you can find detailed nutritional information, ingredients listings and cooking instructions.
The Knorr Chicken Tonight sauces can be found in the cooking sauces isle of all large supermarkets. The price for a 500g jar which when made to the instructions can feed up to four people is around £1.55 although it is often on offer in many supermarkets so keep a look out for a bargain.
You just need to note that you do also need to purchase the Chicken that you wish to add to the sauce to make a meal so this does increase the cost but I still think it is good value especially as it takes so little preparation time.
~~~~~How to Cook~~~~~
I always follow the instructions on the back of the jar to make this dish. You can make the Spanish Chicken on the hob or in the oven, you need to brown the chicken first in a pan with some olive oil then either add the sauce and simmer in the pan for 20 minutes or place in a casserole dish and cook for one hour in the oven.
I have tried both methods and both produce equally as good results, it just depends how quickly you want your dinner.
I always serve my Spanish Chicken with green beans and mash potato but the jar suggests green salad and new potatoes. The chicken has a wonderful fresh taste and is very tomato based so is quite a strong and powerful flavour so could easily be served with rice, pasta or couscous too.
For a ready-made sauce this one is quite nutritionally well balanced, as it has no added artificial colours or preservatives and is quite low in fat and calories as long as you use lean chicken it will provide a good balanced meal.
The nutritional information of the sauce is as follows (per ¼ of jar):
Calories (kcal) - 53
Fat - 1.6g
Fibre - 1.2g
Salt - 1.1g
Protein - 1.3g
I and my partner love this sauce not only is it a quick and easy meal to make after a busy day it is also very tasty. The sauce is a thick and rich tomato based sauce with pieces of red and green pepper, as it is quite strongly flavoured it works brilliantly with the chicken to balance out the flavour. Also if served with some fresh vegetables it can provide a lovely healthy meal compared with many ready-made sauces. The sauce does contain a fairly high amount of salt and sugar but I think as part of a balanced diet and not eating on a daily basis then it is a great way to eat a good hot meal when in a hurry.
As I have said in previous reviews, I normally make my own sauces, but today I was having a bit of a lazy day, so I used a jar of Knorr Chicken Tonight (Spanish Chicken). I bought it in Tesco last week because it was on offer for £1.
Each jar contains 500g of sauce and nornally costs approx £1.30. It states on the jar that it will feed '4 hungry people'. Yes, I suppose that is true as long as you don't want a lot of sauce. We managed to get through a jar between 2 of us and that was without second helpings. Saying that, we did have a little sauce over the potatoes that I had cooked.
It tasted divine! It was very sweet, I guess it could be sickly for some that don't have a sweet tooth. The sauce was quite chunky with plenty of peppers and quite filling (don't know whether that was because we ate double the recommended amount!). It suggests on the jar that you add chicken, and that's what I did. I cooked it in the oven. All I needed to do was place the chicken and the contents of the jar in an oven proof dish and cook on gas 4 for 1 hour. The chicken was tender and tasty.
I do think you need to bulk the meal out a little, I added veg and potatoes. It suggests to have salad with it, but I didn't fancy mixing the hot sauce with a cold salad. It was just perfect with the veg.
Handy to keep in the cupboard for a 'lazy' day. It has a long shelflife.
The sauce comes in a glass jar with a screw cap. If you choose not to use all the contents in one go it can be refrigerated and consumed within 3 days. The jar has a colourful label, naming the product and with a picture of tomatoes.
Another good thing, it is low in calories. 42 calories per 100g and 0.2g of saturated fat.
Knorr have many different flavours in the Ckicken Tonight range, and I will be giving them a try.
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I got a jar of this the other week from Asda. They were selling 2 jars from the whole range for only £1.50, whereas 1 jar cost £1.32, so it was worth a try I decided.
This is is a clear glass jar with a large screw lid. You can see the liquid through the jar and it looks quite a deep red colour. If you move the jar from side to side then you see it is quite runny, but I don't mind that. The label is a wrap around label with a bit about the product, ingredients and nutritional information. Also how to use this as well.
I tend to buy a raw Chicken and Boil it quite often. You get a good amount of Meat from it, and it works out cheaper and nicer than other prepared Meat in the shops.
All you do with this is add Chicken to this, stir it all together in a pan and heat up and that's basically it. This is thick enough to stick to the Chicken and coat it and not too strong a taste either.
You don't have to use the whole jar. You can just judge how much you need by the amount of Chicken. This seems to go slightly runnier when cooked, but it's still ok.
This has a nice taste to it. It is very Mediterranian tasting. It is full of Tomato, slightly peppery, and you get the impression that this is a mix of Olive Oil, Mixed Peppers and not much else. It doesn't sound that exciting, and I guess it isn't but it is just a nice simple flavouring that should be suitable for any tastes.
Not the best Chicken Tonight i've had, but I would enjoy now and again.
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Knorr Chicken Tonight Spanish Chicken sauce is available in most supermarkets. I had always been curious about trying this as I have enjoyed the Country French sauce from the same range. I bought the sauce from Asda where it was on a 2 for £1.50 offer. I also bought the Honey and Mustard sauce (which I have yet to try). The usual cost of the sauce is around £1.20.
* * * *Packaging* * * *
The sauce comes in a glass jar with a green lid and label. The label contains all of the cooking and nutritional information. The lid is easy to unscrew (I always have problems with this!)
* * * *Preparation/ Cooking* * * *
The sauce is very easy to cook. It can be made either on the hob or in the oven. I made it on the hob as it is quicker (it takes about an hour in the oven). The instruction tell you to use chicken but I decided to add some veg too (courgettes and onion). Simply cut the chicken into pieces and fry in a pan until thoroughly cooked. Then add the sauce and simmer for 20 minutes. I served this with rice but it would go really well with pasta or even mash and veg. I don't think the sauce necessarily needs to be used with chicken but would work well with other meat particularly beef or fish. The jar serves 4 people. I often find that when jars state that they serve 4 people everybody ends up with a really small portion but these portions were in fact quite generous and with the rice it made a filling meal.
* * * *Taste* * * *
It smelt delicious when it was cooking and I wasn't disappointed with the taste. The chicken was tender after being simmered for 20 minutes. The sauce itself was a nice consistency with chunks of tomatoes and peppers. The tomatoes gave it a deep rich flavour whilst the peppers gave it a bit of a kick. Although the sauce isn't very hot is does have a spicy quality to it. It went really well with the rice and there was plenty of sauce to cover the rice.
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This was a quick, tasty and cheap tea. Ideal for days when you can't be bothered cooking as you can just throw everything in the pan and let it simmer. I very filling and satisfying meal.
I usually like to cook things from scratch but now and then it's nice to be able to get home from work and not have lots to worry about and this is why I buy sauces to keep in the cupboard for such emergencies as being tired or being too lazy to cook!
Chicken Tonight is made by Knorr and comes provided in a glass jar with a press release lid so that you know it's not been opened or tampered with in any way. The jar can be recycled and contains a label with the usual nutritional information, ingredients, cooking instructions and barcode and the whole thing is very easy to read.
To make the chicken tonight I usually cook some chicken and vegetables in the wok and then once the chicken is thoroughly cooked I pour this sauce all over and simmer for around 20 minutes just to allow the sauce to seep in to the chicken a little and give it more flavour.
The sauce has a spanish kind of feel to it (hence the name) and is made with olive oil, tomatoes, peppers, garlic & thyme and it works perfect with pretty much anything but the usual accompaniments here in my house are normally mashed potato, chips, rice or pasta. It's quite a versatile sauce and when I was caught without a pasta bake sauce on one occasion I just used this for something different and the sauce compliments cheese very well.
I find this sauce very simple to use and it's not too time consuming either. The sauce does wash out of clothing (providing you use a good washing powder) as I'm a messy pup and always spill things all over me! This particular flavour is always a hit with the family and I must say it is delicious. There is enough sauce to cover a fair amount of chicken (I normally cook around 500g) and I normally add a little water to the bottom of the jar and then use it to wash out the last of the sauce just so there is no wastage.
Per 100g there is 42 calories & 1.3g of fat so this is not too bad at all if enjoyed in relative moderation.
I would definitely recommend this sauce as it's delicious and I am rating it 5/5. This is definitely something to keep in the cupboard and I always look out for frequent special offers in Asda, Tesco & Sainsburys (Asda have these on offer quite often for just £1.00) as this is ideal for stocking up my cupboards.
Chicken Tonight's Spanish Chicken is one of my favourite cook-in sauces, and one I have been buying for several years now. Although it's a sauce that is very easy to make, I don't always have the time or inclination, and I think it's always handy to keep a couple of these sorts of jars in the cupboard.
~What is it~
This is a sauce to go with chicken, although I've used it as a pasta sauce and it works just as well. The sauce is a blend of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, garlic and thyme. Unlike other sauces available, this one contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is low in saturated fat.
This comes in a glass jar which tapers slightly at the top and has a green screw top lid. The label has a background picture of red peppers and tomatoes and a picture of the finished dish.
~Cooking with it~
There are two methods listed on the jar for making this - the first being on the hob, the second being in the oven, poured over the chicken sort of like a casserole. I must admit the only way I've tried this is on the hob, because I buy this for convenience and can't be bothered to wait a full 60 minutes for it to cook in the oven!
It 's extremely easy to make, you simply cook strips or cubes of chicken until golden, add the sauce and cook for 20 minutes. Like I say, very easy and I'm sure anyone could do it.
As mentioned I've used this just as a pasta sauce, and I'm sure you could use it with other meats, not just chicken.
Well firstly I must say how good this looks. The sauce is a very rich, red colour and has large chunks of red and green peppers running through it. It also has a lovely aroma which I think comes from the thyme and makes it even more appetising.
The taste of the sauce is absolutely gorgeous. The tomato is like a base to the sauce, and it's a nice consistency - fairly thick and quite smooth. The main taste of this I would say is the tomatoes and the peppers. You get a good amount of both red and green peppers, and although diced, the pieces are a generous size and have a nice texture to them.
I don't think spicy is the best description for this product, as it's not exactly hot, but the combination of red and green peppers, with the onion, lemon juice and black pepper this contains, certainly gives it quite a kick.
Per serving (¼ jar)
So pretty healthy as well as tasty!
A 100g jar of this costs £1 from Asda, although I find that many places often have the chicken tonight sauces on special offer. I bought my latest jar from Wilkinson's of all places where it costs £1.24 but was on a buy one get one free offer.
As I have said this is one of my favourite ready made sauces. It tastes fantastic, is low in calories and is very quick and convenient to make. Certainly recommended by me!
Spanish chicken by knorr chicken tonight range is pretty good.
I bought this product after a friend told me about it and found out for myself how really tasty this sauce is. Made from a blend of tomatoes peppers olive oil and thyme it is very tasty and has a real medetaranian feel to it. I used chicken with the first trial and it worked really well you just put your chicken breast in a casserole and add the sauce and cookin the oven simple.
The next time I tried this sauce I made homemade meatballs from minced beef and some onion and seasoning and cooked them gently to remove excess fat and then added them to this sauce what a lovely combination, of course you could use chicken mince or turkey or pork there's no reason why not. improvise I did and it really worked.
A nice flavoursome sauce which I have to say would work just as well alone with some spaghetti, as a neopolitan sauce style dish.
The only thing I would say against it is there may be a bit too much oil in the mix otherwise not at all bad.
Good work Knorr lets have some more like this please.
The jar has a green top and a label covered in tomatoes with a front panel which clearly states knorr in red and chicken tonight in green with the spanish chicken worded under these in red again.
Takes 20minutes on the hob
60 minutes in oven
delicious with green salad and baby potatoes.
garlic bread an option.
red and green peppers
contains celery traces
good vegetarian dish if quorn is used too.
Meditteranean inspired cooking sauce for chicken.