supermarket curries ready meals cheapest way to get chicken soft.

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  • jvjack
    jvjack Posts: 302 Forumite
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    oh sorry to hear eastcorkram
  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202 Forumite
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    Mstty said:
    Curry comes from the word Kari which translates as sauce.
    Hindi word 'curry' or 'karhi," and most often only referred to meats, ie chicken and lamb cooked in water, butter/oil/spices/onions/corriander/etc/etc and slowly heated and stirred until the meat is tender and the Kari is often thicker for lamb and lighter for chicken.

    Restaurants often add yoghurt etc and is nothing like home made stuff

    Thanks
  • Robin9
    Robin9 Posts: 12,081 Forumite
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    If you want a meat that softens up more than chicken try beef
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  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202 Forumite
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    Dont like it
  • theoretica
    theoretica Posts: 12,290 Forumite
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    You might find assembling your meal works for you - vegetable curry (also look what is available tinned) microwave rice packets, precooked meat... 
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  • Astria
    Astria Posts: 1,446 Forumite
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    I remember buying a supermarket curry, never again. If I have the time then I'll cook everything separate, rice 10 mins, chicken and sauce, 20 mins, all on the hob, but I do have the glass jars of curry sauce for sometimes when I'm feeling idle but still cook fresh chicken as supermarket curries never give you enough and I'm always hungry afterwards.
    When I do cook everything myself I normally do 4 - 5 portions and fridge/freeze them. Delicious.
    I find Tesco's 35p Basmati rice perfect for when I can't be bothered waiting 10 minutes for 'proper' rice also.


  • jvjack
    jvjack Posts: 302 Forumite
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    Recap . Trying to get chicken soft in supermarket ready meal using microwave.
    Have tried again in microwave and it took 45 mins to do adding some water. I read that microwaves only heat water.
    Anyway turned my microwave round and it says on back output 650-700w. Maybe the low wattage is the problem.
    On the ready meals they give guidence times starting at 800w to 900w microwaves only and should take 5ish minutes.
    Just pondering. Think i might get a 900w one.




  • jvjack said:
    Recap . Trying to get chicken soft in supermarket ready meal using microwave.
    Have tried again in microwave and it took 45 mins to do adding some water. I read that microwaves only heat water.
    Anyway turned my microwave round and it says on back output 650-700w. Maybe the low wattage is the problem.
    On the ready meals they give guidence times starting at 800w to 900w microwaves only and should take 5ish minutes.
    Just pondering. Think i might get a 900w one.




    Slow cooker and cook your own fantastically tender chicken curry throw it all in and leave it low and slow.
  • jvjack
    jvjack Posts: 302 Forumite
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    lol. no. Get home from work and put in microwave. No cooking. 
  • Krakkkers
    Krakkkers Posts: 1,124 Forumite
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    45 mins in a microwave? seriously.
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