Heck - Chicken
Looking for a
low fat option for a change...we found these
Heck Chicken Italia on the main sausage
shelf at our local Tesco...hmm?
content produced using British chicken
breast and thighs with basil, toms &
mozzarella. OK, OK I agree this sounds quite
nice if honest, especially the mozzarella,
but chicken doesn't naturally have much fat
at all (hence the low fat labelling) so will
these be a tad dry?
No doubt the
recommended cooking method by the diet
conscious would be grilling (which would
produce even lower fat with the run off), so
come on you know us, we pan fried these like
Cooked up I was
pleasantly surprised, the taste was OK. The
thin sheep casings/skins browned and went
snappy(ish). Dare I say the taste was better
than I had expected, and not overly dry at
all, but not what I'd call succulent. If
we'd have grilled, they would have been
quite dry I would expect. The texture
however was "different" as these are
chipolata size sausages, there's not a lot
of sausage to bite in to and with the high
percentage of chicken you either like the
more solid mouth feel or you don't.
Again we'll take
the producers word for being gluten free,
and we note from the ingredients that
there's no rusk, bread or similar included
so that's good, but there is Milk (in the
mozzarella) listed as a potential allergen.
nice, but I felt they lacked a bit of depth.
Some more garlic in the mix would probably
have perked these up a treat.
Heck - Chicken Italia
105x21mm before cooking, 95x20mm
33g before cooking, 28g after.
That's a shrinkage of 13% & weight
loss of approx 15%.
10 sausages in a 340g pack £3.49