Lovely flavour and succulent
Lovely flavour and succulent
Not much flavour
I was expecting more flavour. Also found cooking it in the bag quite messy so if I buy another cook in the bag it will come out of the bag and be roasted in the traditional way!
looks good....please put instructions on the top
Got this as a sub today (ordered pork stuffing chicken). It's in the oven right now and looks like it is going to be great, as all the ready to cook chickend have been. My only complaint is that the instructions are on the base of the packaging...this is a bit irksome with the other chickens, but as this one has a liquid sauce in the tray, it is a bit frustrating that to read the instructions one has to turn it upside down and all the sauce runs out into the outer bag. I got a lot of it back in with a bit of nimble twiddling and the chicken getting dizzy etc, but it would be a great improvement to have the instructions for any oven-bag item to have the info on the top.
This chicken was absolutely delicious. Moist and tasty and so easy to cook in the bag. Will definitely order again.
I really love this chicken, but.......
This roast-in-bag chicken is beautifully succulent and flavoursome, we love it, but there are a couple of issues. The chicken is presented in a tray within a cooking bag to keep the juices and marinade in its own microclimate during cooking to achieve this lovely result. During transit, either to store or delivery to home, often as not some or all of the liquid gets tipped out of the tray and ends up under the bag. I've tried tipping it upside down and sharply flipping it back but it doesn't all go back. It doesn't help anyway that the cooking instructions are on the underside of the bag, which requires the cook to tilt the pack or perform some kind of contortion to read them. Being printed in a low contrast combination of colours doesn't make them easy to read anyway. Not wanting to lose those lovely flavours, last time I gave up hope of a satisfactory resolution with the chicken in situ. I took the bird in tray out of the bag and tipped the stray juices back over the chicken. I then covered the tray tightly with foil. Cooked results were ok, but maybe due to some difference in porosity between the film and the foil the result was ok but not quite the same. What a palaver! :)
Messy and too sweet
The marinade is far to sweet, too much sugar and with a quite unpleasant flavour. Also took longer to cook than per instructions thus disrupting the timing for side dishes and eating the meal. By the time the order had been delivered the bag must have been turned upside down several times as most of the sauce was in the bag rather than in the tray involving much manouvering to get as much as possible back in the tray. It would be so much easier to coat a raw chicken with a marinade of your own choice and time cooking as per the weight.
Not a rotisserie chicken?
Thanks to the reviews as I was expecting a pre-cooked hot chicken for out dinner, so pleased I read these reviews first. Who wants to cook a chicken she all you want is a rotisserie.
I had high hopes for this chicken. It didn’t disappoint with regards to the actually quality. It was very tender and moist. When I opened it up after cooking I was waiting for an amazing aroma to burst out after reading the other reviews. That’s when the disappointment started. No amazing aroma, it was such a strange smell which I didn’t like at all. I love rotisserie chicken but this didn’t smell like it at all. The chicken wasn’t off, it was fresh enough. Unfortunately I managed to get a tiny bit of skin onto my plate and when I ate it not noticing, it tasted exactly how it smelt, not pleasant. I for one won’t be touching this chicken again but I hope everyone still enjoys it. Although not keen on Morrison’s, they do a lovely ‘extra tasty’ chicken. Now that is delicious.
All the juices leaked out of the pack onto my shopping. Plus when I tried to read the cooking instructions the juice inside then spilt all over the inside. Can the instructions be put on top please?
PERFECT EVERY TIME
Wasn't sure about getting this first of all, as have had other fresh chickens that were somewhat disappointing. Had 4 times now, and it is DELICIOUS! Cooks perfectly, and moist and full of flavour. The juices make a super tasty gravy. Plenty for a good meal for up to 4 people (in my case 2 people, plus enough for sandwiches, and a special treat for the dog) If you're into making your own chicken stock, this makes the best ever! Love it! Thank you Tesco, please don't ever stop doing this rotisserie chicken.