Colman’s Season and Shake

We were recently given the opportunity to try Colman’s Season & Shake seasoning mixes.  There are a number of different mixes to try – we were sent 4 different ones to try 🙂

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www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Colman’s Season & Shake

You’ll never want to cook the old way again. So easy and mess free, Season & Shake combines delicious seasoning with a convenient baking bag to seal in the flavours of herbs and spices – as well as all the juices from your fish or meat. It’s the sure-fire way to succulent success. And with no added MSG, artificial colours or preservatives, it just gets better. Did we mention no washing up?

I normally try to cook everything from scratch, but at the moment life is really rather hectic so when something comes along which will save me a little time in the kitchen I’m eager to give it a go!

I decided to try the Garlic & Herb Roast Chicken Seasoning Mix first, rather than a whole chicken, I’d got some chicken quarters to use so thought this would be a good idea to try.

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www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Garlic & Herb Roast Chicken

The packet has 2 sections, the top half contains a roasting bag with tie and the second half contains the seasoning mix.

The instructions are easy to follow, although I did struggle a little to read the text!

Basically, I preheated the fan oven to 180 degrees C, opened the baking bag, placed the chicken quarters inside and added 1 desert spoon of olive oil.  Rubbed the oil over the chicken and then added the seasoning mix.

I sealed the bag with the tie and moved the chicken around within the bag until it was all well coated. This might have been a bit easier with a whole chicken, as some of the chicken quarters were better covered than others.  I then placed the roasting bag in an ovenproof dish and placed in the oven for 1 hour.

After an hour I slit open the bag and placed back in the oven for a further 15 minutes to crisp up the chicken skin.

As we’ve actually had some sun, I served with salad.

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www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Garlic & Herb Roast Chicken meal

So what did we think?  The chicken was lovely and moist and I loved the flavouring, would definately try on a proper Sunday roast.  I did find the bag idea a bit fiddly with the chicken quarters, so will be interesting to try with a whole chicken.

I’ll be trying one of the other mixes soon …

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2 thoughts on “Colman’s Season and Shake

  1. We got sent them to try too….
    We’ve tried all the one’s we were sent and loved them so much I’ve been out to buy more…lol The Sausage & Herb Casserole is delicious and our fave at the moment 🙂

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