Product Type: Colman's Spices & Seasoning
Newest Review: ... and the bottom half contains the flavouring. In an unusual case of trying to look like I knew what I was doing as my husband was sceptica... more
Season & Shake a fool proof method with excellent results.
Colmans Season & Shake
Member Name: trayrope
Colmans Season & Shake
Advantages: Mess free, great results, easy to use.
As a Bzzagent I get the chance to try out products for free, all I have to do is spread my honest opinion about the product either online or face to face.
One of my latest campaigns is to try out a range of Season & Shake products from Colmans. I was a little sceptical of the idea of bunging all my food in a plastic bag and leaving it to cook in the oven but after having a try I'm converted. It is so simple and mess free.
On the day my kit arrived I had just fetched a couple of small fresh chickens from the supermarket so I thought it was a great time to try out the Garlic and Herb Roast Chicken pack.
The pack is separated into two sections, the top half contains a tightly folded bag with a blue tie wrap and the bottom half contains the flavouring. In an unusual case of trying to look like I knew what I was doing as my husband was sceptical too I went into demo mode.
I opened up the bag and placed the tie wrap to one side as instructed. I then liberated the chicken from its packaging and (wo)man handled it into the bag. The bag felt a little flimsy but the chicken slid into the bag easily and had plenty of room to get comfortable. I then measured a spoon of olive oil and tipped it into the bag. With this olive oil I gave the chicken a good rub down. I then opened up the bottom sachet and poured the more than generous contents into the bag with the chicken. All the time I kept the base of the bag on the work surface as I did not want the chicken to escape out the bottom. I then searched for the tie wrap as I had managed to lose it. I found the tie wrap on the floor and used it to seal up the bag. I pulled the tie wrap as tightly as possible and then gave the bag a gently shake all the while supporting the underside of the bag. The contents of the sachet coated the chicken evenly and fully. I then placed the bagged up chicken in my usual roasting tin and set the timer for an hour and a half at 180 degrees. The instruction say to make sure the bag has room to expand without touching the oven. It is also advised to open the bag 15 minutes before the end of cooking so the chicken skin can crisp up, I chose not to do this as I wanted my chicken to be super moist.
I was concerned as to whether the tie wrap would keep the chicken and its juices contained but it did a great job, absolutely no mess. The aroma filling the house was mouth watering and we could not wait to see the results. When the timer went off I lifted the chicken out the oven and carefully cut the bag away, I was extra careful as I did not want to get burnt by escaping steam. Once free from the bag the chicken looked amazing, in all my years of roasting chickens I had never made one that looked as tender and delicious as this.
The chicken tasted as good as it looked, the flavouring was just right and the chicken was super moist and tender. I will definitely use the Season & Shake packs again as it is fool proof and mess free.
Season & Shake sachets are currently on offer in Tesco for 4 for £3.
Thank you Bzzagent for giving me the chance to try this out and thank you for reading xx
Summary: An excellent way to make the perfect roast chicken.
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