“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Snacks „
Last night I decided to cook the last of the Christmas munchies, these Party Chicken Satay skewers from Sainsbury's, to get them out of the way as having so much nice food in over the festive period has really played havoc with my diet.
My brother had done a few jobs around the house for me so I cooked these and served them with some fried rice which was left over from a curry from the previous evening.
The Party Chicken Satay are small with just two or three chicken pieces threaded onto each skewer, but there are 20 in each box so split between just myself and my brother we had lots and lots of this lovely chicken each.
The Satay uses 100% chicken breast meat and when eating it's obvious that this is good quality chicken meat and is full of the flavour of not only the strong marinade but I can also taste the chicken. The problem I have here is that although the Satay are packaged in the UK, the chicken breast meat is actually from Thailand! How strange, Sainsbury's are usually good at stocking UK produce so why on earth my chicken has to travel so far is beyond me!
Never mind, these Satay are honestly delicious and very similar to those you would buy loose from the deli although a little greasier. The chicken itself is moist and tender, flavoursome without being overwhelmed by the marinade or seasoning.
Although the skewers are dry without a sauce, it's obvious to me that the marinade is thick and smooth in both texture and flavour. The marinade coating is quite oriental in flavour with a warm peppery flavour which complimented the chicken perfectly, it's not terribly spicy but found the more I ate the warmer the marinate seemed.
All in all these are a delicious snack which made for a hearty and fun meal when served with the fried rice. They are chilled and only need cooking for 12 minutes so I'm not sure if they are ready to eat or not, I served mine warm anyway and didn't check the box but 12 minutes is not long to cook chicken for so perhaps these can be eaten cold from the fridge. Check though as I'd hate your food poisoning on my conscience!
Each Satay skewer contains 17 calories and 0.7g of fat which isn't bad at all considering how filling they are, after eating my 10 (yikes, how greedy I am!) I felt satisfied and completely full up.
They cost me £1.99 for this box of 20, which is reasonable in my opinion for such a tasty and diet conscious snack.