I wouldn’t usually buy pre packed chicken but as they were on offer in the supermarket and they had one of my favourite sauces on them i thought i would give them a go.
They came straight out of the packet and went straight into a pre heated oven, i decided to serve when with some home gown veg as their nutritional value was negligible.
20mins later they were cooked through, the sauce bubbling nicely and they had tuned from a solid frozen orange lump into a squish dark brown wobbly lump.
The packet says they are 100% chicken breast, which i won’t argue with but I’m not sure how you can tell it’s chicken breast as it has been minced to within an inch of its life and stuck back together, as a result it has the texture of marshmallow.
Flavour wise the Reggae Reggae sauce was sweet, tangy and quite tasty but the “chicken” it covered was far from tasty. I would go so far as to say the meat was completely flavourless.
As a result i won’t be buying these again even if they are cheaper than a bottle of Reggae Reggae, i will instead buy some proper chicken and a bottle of Reggae Reggae and make my own, granted it might not be as quick or cheap but it will be a damn site tastier.
After watching Levi Roots (creator of Reggae Reggae Sauce) on BBC2 last night, where he used the freshest, tastiest ingredients i am quite surprised he can put his name to something like these. I guess at the end of the day money talks.
Chilli Up North Verdict – Reggae Reggae as good as it is just can’t do enough to rescue the chicken. 2/10 (and that’s only for the sauce) (Heat: 3/10)