What goodness is there in Birds Eye Chicken?
Birds Eye Chicken products are all a great source of protein, and each provides a range of other nutrients that our bodies need.
Key nutrients found in our Chicken products include:
• Vitamin B3 (niacin)- this vitamin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal nervous system functioning and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
• Vitamin B6- this vitamin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal nervous and immune system functioning and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
• Phosphorus- this mineral contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, and the maintenance of normal bones and teeth
Is Birds Eye Chicken full of hidden sugars?
No! Rest assured that our Birds Eye chicken products do not contain hidden sugars. To check for yourself, please refer to our clear nutrition and ingredient labelling on all of our product packs.
Why is protein so important?
Our Birds Eye Chicken products are all a great source of protein, and protein is one of the key nutrients we need to consume in our diets. It not only provides energy- providing 4kcal per gram- but is also a key contributor to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones. Therefore, protein is essential for growth, maintenance and repair of the body.
Although the Reference Intake (RI) for protein is set at 50g/day, individual protein needs are determined by a number of factors, notably body weight. We all need to make sure we consume enough good quality protein for health.
Watch this video to see how your kids’ favourite teatime and evening meals stack up against chicken dippers for protein.
How do Birds Eye chicken products fit into a balanced teatime meal?
Simply, a balanced teatime meal should comprise of 3 key components- vegetables, starchy carbohydrates, and a protein source. Our Birds Eye chicken products can, therefore, be combined with a number of interesting vegetables and carbohydrates to create numerous balanced teatime meals. Here are a couple of balanced teatime meal examples for inspiration:
- Birds Eye Original Chicken Chargrill, in a seeded wrap, with half fat crème fraiche spread, filled with grilled peppers, grilled onions and mixed leaves
- Birds Eye Crispy Chicken, with mashed potatoes and Field Fresh Country Mix vegetables
- Birds Eye Dippers, with Steamfresh Green Medley and sweet potato wedges
Watch this video to see how your kids’ favourite teatime and evening meals stack up against chicken dippers for salt content.
What's in our Chicken?
Yes, we only use chicken breast meat in our products. We do not use other cuts such as the leg or thigh.
Why does the pack say made with 100% chicken, but on the ingredients say less than 100%
The % chicken stated in the ingredients list is the proportion of chicken in the complete product. The rest is the other ingredients such as the breadcrumbs and fillings which may our chicken products so tasty.
Are they any artificial colourings, flavours or preservatives in Birds Eye Chicken?
There are no artificial colour or flavours in any of our chicken products and because they are frozen we do not need to add any preservatives. The only preservatives are those associated with traditional ingredients such as the cured ham in Inspirations Chicken with a Creamy Cheese & Ham Sauce.
Traceability and Welfare
Are there any nasties in the chicken?
Our chickens do not undergo routine antibiotics to artificially promote growth.
How are your chickens treated?
Our Chickens are all barn reared and can roam freely – never in cages.
How do you know where your chicken comes from?
Because our quality standard covers every step of the food production chain, We can trace all our chicken right back to where the eggs were hatched and even to the farm where the parent birds laid the eggs.
What do you feed your chickens?
We do not use any GM ingredients in our products – we only use quality, ingredients from sustainable sources. Our chickens are fed a diet of soya, wheat and corn and we can trace all our feed back to where it was grown.
20 minute chicken meals by Toby and Roo
Tea time can be a stressful part of the day and coming up with nutritious and tasty meals the kids will enjoy is not easy.
That’s why Birds Eye has teamed up with mummy bloggers Toby and Roo to create a series of delicious and wholesome chicken meals for the family to enjoy. And guess what, they genuinely only take 20-minutes to prep, cook and serve!
20 minute chicken taco boats
Get ready to set sail with this this fun chicken dippers recipe. For a meal that’s literally filled with good stuff, try this 20 minute Chicken Taco Boats recipe from Toby & Roo. The full recipe can be found here.