1kg Frozen Chicken Breast Fillets £4 instore at Iceland
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1kg Frozen Chicken Breast Fillets £4 instore at Iceland

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Found 29th Apr 2013
Cant find it on Iceland's website, but seen these on offer today in store.
Alright for curries etc.

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These are about 15% water and come from all over Eastern Europe. Just used some for sweet & sour chicken tonight. Defrosted them and dried them off a bit, then into some cornflour and then a 'smart price' fizzy water tempura batter and into hot oil. Lovely crispy batter, very tender inside. Not much in the way of chicken flavour, but good enough for the sweet & sour. I've used them in curries and for KTC southern fried chicken too.

Times is hard, and if you've a fair few mouths to feed, these'll do when fresh chicken breasts are full of water anyway these days and as much as £9 a kilo to boot. Sainsburys have some 750g packs for £2.99 at the moment if you don't have an Iceland nearby. In fact all of the supermarkets are doing them these days. If you're not too proud, why not give 'em a try?

I have tried the Sainsbury one and they were fine but avoid Aldi like chewing rubber

Not a bad price but Farmfoods do 3 bags for £10, and probably as good as Iceland....probably.

89quidyoucantgowrong

These are about 15% water and come from all over Eastern Europe. Just … These are about 15% water and come from all over Eastern Europe. Just used some for sweet & sour chicken tonight. Defrosted them and dried them off a bit, then into some cornflour and then a 'smart price' fizzy water tempura batter and into hot oil. Lovely crispy batter, very tender inside. Not much in the way of chicken flavour, but good enough for the sweet & sour. I've used them in curries and for KTC southern fried chicken too.Times is hard, and if you've a fair few mouths to feed, these'll do when fresh chicken breasts are full of water anyway these days and as much as £9 a kilo to boot. Sainsburys have some 750g packs for £2.99 at the moment if you don't have an Iceland nearby. In fact all of the supermarkets are doing them these days. If you're not too proud, why not give 'em a try?


Nice reply. I agree with it all apart from the fresh breasts being full of water. It needs to be stated on the label and I'm yet to see any in the main supermarkets that do. Plus I'd be able to tell if they were secretly adding water as it quickly seeps out if you stir fry them over a high heat.

But yes, you're right. This is a website for finding cheap deals and perhaps some can't afford to feed a family from meat bought at the local butchers. Once it's all covered in sauce you'd never be able to tell the difference any ways.
Edited by: "mamboboy" 29th Apr 2013

(Replied to a guy who shouted that Tempura is not batter, who then removed the comment, orphaning the reply. Maybe he thought it was a foam mattress?)

Whilst tempura is battered and deep fried food (not the batter itself), what I was meaning is that the batter was made with both cornflour and wheatflour with no egg, just ice cold fizzy water to froth it up, making it light and crispy. As opposed to regular soggy batter

It was chicken tempura, I suppose, with a sweet & sour sauce containing carrots, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, baby corn and a tiny bit of red pepper, made with rice vinegar (not malt). And we really did have that for dinner this evening, with boiled rice.

Oh, and the water in the fresh chicken breasts. I don't know how they get away with it, but remember the scandal that the protein they were using to 'fix' the water injected into the chicken was derived from pork and being sold as Halal? Remember the machine that kind of 'stabbed' at the meat multiple times on a conveyor belt to inject the water?
Edited by: "89quidyoucantgowrong" 30th Apr 2013

What store?

I think it was one of the largest suppliers of Halal meat in the UK, not a shop, a UK food processing factory. I think they all do it, but it was particularly shocking that this was supposed to be Halal certified.

This story from 2009:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/chicken-injected-with-beef-waste-sold-in-uk-1696407.html

Given the horsemeat scandal and the recession, they're likely to all be at it by now. Think about it, there's always at least some slimy water in the pack with fresh chicken fillets. It's obviously not blood. They shouldn't be all wet and slippery. That ain't natural.

89quidyoucantgowrong

I think it was one of the largest suppliers of Halal meat in the UK, not … I think it was one of the largest suppliers of Halal meat in the UK, not a shop, a UK food processing factory. I think they all do it, but it was particularly shocking that this was supposed to be Halal certified.This story from 2009:http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/chicken-injected-with-beef-waste-sold-in-uk-1696407.htmlGiven the horsemeat scandal and the recession, they're likely to all be at it by now. Think about it, there's always at least some slimy water in the pack with fresh chicken fillets. It's obviously not blood. They shouldn't be all wet and slippery. That ain't natural.



WOW oO Glad I don't purchase my meat and chicken from these monsters!
Edited by: "MRR_ltd" 30th Apr 2013

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=258465837

Probably equally as good as Tesco , Cold for me

These "chicken" fillets could be anything - everything tastes like chicken anyway. What do you think they are doing with all the badgers that are being culled to stop TB ??

mmmmm chicken

What's wrong with eating badger? Isn't it Halal?

100g goes in 50g comes out after the water drains while cooking.

mamboboy

perhaps some can't afford to feed a family from meat bought at the local … perhaps some can't afford to feed a family from meat bought at the local butchers.



Depends on where you shop! I've been meaning to get around to calling a somewhat-local butchers to see how much their chicken breasts are and finally did it just now. £8.80 per kg or £14.95 for 2.25kg, which by my calculation is around £6.64 per kg. This is cheaper than Tesco Everyday Value breast fillets (£6.90/kg) and I'm going to presume a little better. It means spending more at once, but I think I'm going to start making a monthly trip to the butchers instead of buying from Tesco!

Dodge62

What's wrong with eating badger? Isn't it Halal?



Badger,Badger, Badger, Badger,Badger, Badger with some Mushrooms. Mushrooms !

£3.60 for the same weight at Aldi

Sainsburys do there own £3.49 usually on offer at 2 packs or £5 there is 500g in a bag, nothing added, 100% chicken breast. These are lovely.

The Farm Foods ones are fine - we use them all the time and they're always £3.95/Kilo and 3 bags for £10.

Cold.

ZedEx

Badger,Badger, Badger, Badger,Badger, Badger with some Mushrooms. … Badger,Badger, Badger, Badger,Badger, Badger with some Mushrooms. Mushrooms !


And a side of snaaaaake, a side of snaaaaake!

Banned

Heading down to iceland right now!

1KG frozen chicken breasts are are also £4 @ Morrisons and £4 at ASDA. They are both a similar quality, tried them both!

It's ok... but Farmfoods have 3KG for a tenner.

Just buy from musclefood.com!

Nothing added and £24 for 5kg.

whatsThePoint

seems a bit expensive when I bought roughly 6kg for £3 on sunday


Are you going to tell us where cos that seems extremely cheap.
Otherwise try this hotukdeals.com/dea…877

Brazilian meat and with a lot of added salt if this matters to you. Still fine for me, been this price for a couple of weeks at least

Matt.Wild

Just buy from http://www.musclefood.com!Nothing added and £24 for 5kg.


£28.95 including delivery, making it £5.79 per kg (and a loss of a fair amount of freezer space).

I've been through a few bags of Sainsburys "Valley Foods" 750g skinless breast fillets lately - as been on offer for £2.99

I've had bad experience with frozen chicken in the past (losing loads of water + gross white gunk oO and shriveling to nothing. These ones are a lot better - less water comes out when cooking (even less than supermarket "fresh" fillets.)

Texture and taste isn't as good standard sainsburys meat - although neither of them come close to my local butcher who's chicken breast @ ~£7 a kilo are excellent, no water or shrinkage, fantastic texture and amazing taste. With the sainsburys value range asking over £8 a kilo, strong suggestion to check locally in case they are actually cheaper and way better!

I'm now pretty much a butcher shop convert but these half decent frozen breasts @ ~£4 a kilo and convenient to cook from frozen when required are well worth a punt IMO.

Good deal but i find the "Everyday Essensials" Range in ALDI are £3.99 for 1kg of chicken breasts (Standard Price) are by far the nicest frozen chicken breasts i have tried (I have tried nearly all shops and even some of the branded ones) I swear by these in my household as they are so cheap and tasty! and you dont have to run around getting offers from all over the place.

jukkie

£28.95 including delivery, making it £5.79 per kg (and a loss of a fair a … £28.95 including delivery, making it £5.79 per kg (and a loss of a fair amount of freezer space).



Yep, true. I like my chicken fresh, and without anything added. And yes, I fill a draw with 10kg at a time myself. But I'm going for quality meat, not cheap, water/glucose/salt added.

Plus, it comes to me so I don't have to go and find it, waste my time finding it, chasing around stores. My saved time is worth that £4 IMO :o))
Edited by: "Matt.Wild" 1st May 2013

whatsThePoint

seems a bit expensive when I bought roughly 6kg for £3 on sunday


I dont mean to be negative but can you show us the receipt, seems a little foul to me.
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