It’s been far too long since I last posted a review. After all this time, what could have broken the deadlock? What meal was so interesting/controversial that I just had to try it, capture it, write about it? This one. Ladies and gentlemen, you are looking at a frozen ready meal for 1, at a… [Read More]
My second Charlie Bigham meal – this time with rice. It’s already in better stead than the Moroccan Chicken Tagine. It comes with some foil you need to wrap around the curry and the rice, which are in two separate containers. It then goes in the oven for about half an hour. You can really… [Read More]
The chicken is nice and juicy – but it’s not breaded, which for me is a KEY part of a katsu curry! Such a shame. I guess there are too many calories in breadcrumbs…! Even the sauce doesn’t taste like katsu – it has more of a lemongrass/Thai flavour. It comes with a sticky jasmine… [Read More]
Simple to cook, clean, good recyclable packaging. The only faff is the ‘plastic insert’ used to separate the sauce and the rice – but the result is worth it. Has a real, unexpected kick to it. You can see the flakes of chili on the chicken and throughout. A little beyond my comfort levels to… [Read More]
This meal self-effacingly refers to itself as a “SIDE”, which I think does it a disservice. There’s plenty of chicken, so this would be a reasonable as a main course. But at a £3.50 RRP, this would be quite a pricey main course – and a VERY expensive side dish, considering this is standard ‘ASDA’… [Read More]
Bland, and quite dry, owing to its virtuosity. The fact that it’s only 397 calories means you’re still quite hungry after. In its favour, the chicken has flavour and is quite succulent, and the dish is 1 of your 5 a day.
8.5 mins in the microwave from frozen. Crap packaging, need to cut the film with a knife to get the contents out. Nice smell, quite sweet. “Spice Level: 3” (out of 3), according to the box. The result was disappointing, with only a touch of chilli that tastes vaguely Mexican. Has the richness of a… [Read More]
Easy prep. Choice of three consistencies – thick and intense, medium (recommended), and thinner sauce, based on how much water you put in. Quantities look rather timid when you take the lid off. It has real chicken in it – but less than 2%. Nice curry smell permeates the air. Rice is cooked ok, I… [Read More]
A bit too soft and sticky. Sweet flavour, nice little bite of chilli. Just about passes as a meal on its own, but works best as a side dish.
The onions are very lightly cooked and crunchy. Generous quantity of chicken, though it is on the dry/chewy side. The rice is a bit of an extra faff around, requiring watering mid heating. The end result means the rice is not dry, though the lifeless pieces of egg and peas don’t add anything to the… [Read More]