Tender chicken breast pieces cooked to a traditional Tikka sauce recipe with fluffy white rice; enjoy the flavours of chilli, onions, tomatoes and garam masala oozing through your meal.
(Allergens listed in bold)
Long Grain Rice (30%), Chopped Tomatoes, Diced Onion, Cooked Diced Chicken (11%), Single Cream (Milk), Plain Yoghurt (Milk), Rapeseed Oil, Tikka Curry Paste (3%) (Spirit Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Sunflower Oil, Ginger, Garlic, Coriander, Garam Masala, Coriander Ground, Sugar, Paprika Ground, Sea Salt, Milk Powder Skimmed, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Cumin Seed Ground, Fenugreek Ground, Cardamom Ground, Chilli Powder, Lactic Acid, Bay Leaves, Thickener (Xanthan Gum) Preservatives ( Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate)), Garlic, Cornflour, Chilli powder.
Nutrition Per Serving (100g) - Total KJ 2280 Total Kcal 546 Fat Total (g) 30.02 From Saturates (g) 6.7 Carbohydrate Total (g) 51.03 Available (g) 46.42 Carbohydrate From Sugars (g) 5.52 Fibre (g) 4.61 Protein (g) 15.6 Salt 0.9
I was very pleasantly surprised by this meal - it actually tastes better than a few fresh versions I've eaten in the past, both from supermarkets and takeaways! For a freeze dried packet meal with a seven year shelf life that's pretty impressive!
There's a really good mix of herbs and spices in this, which give it a well rounded flavour with good depth and complexity. Proper attention to seasoning make all the difference, and the effort has certainly paid off here.
Some of the chicken chunks are a good size too, which is excellent, but means you need to allow sufficient time for proper re-hydration. I found that preparing with boiling water and keeping it covered and insulated for 20 minutes or so worked well. As I've mentioned in another review here, a wide mouth thermos pot or double walled mug is excellent for this if preparing a portion from a bulk tin. From a packet just re-seal the top and wrap it in spare clothes to keep it nice and hot.
Top marks for this meal! It deserves a place on your short list.
*Note: The nutritional information on product sent to me differs from that currently stated on this listing. Mine gives 546kCal, 30.02g of fat of which 6.7g saturates (Indian dishes tend to be high fat) 51.03g carbohydrates of which 5.52g sugar, 4.6g fibre and 15.6g protein.