I spotted these new boxes a few weeks ago in my local supermarket and having been tempted in the past to try out the Hello Fresh subscription boxes, I decided to give this a go! I love the fact that all the ingredients are already packaged up and they’re all fresh. Normally with things like this you have to buy the chicken to add, but literally pick up one of these boxes and you can be on your way. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that I could have the chicken stock that was included because sometimes I struggle with stocks and gravy’s because they contain gluten! Also can we just appreciate how cute all the packaging is, I’m a sucker for things like this so this gets a massive thumbs up from me!
Now I love cooking, so I had a lovely time blaring out some tunes and preparing all the food. The recipe does gives some time guides for cooking but to start with, for example when I was browning the chicken, I left it in the pan for a bit longer that it said just to make sure it was cooked. Another great thing about this, is that it can all be cooked in the same pan which means less washing up and I’m all about that life! Once you’ve cooked the chicken and taken it out the pan, you literally just add the peppers, tomatoes, chorizo and rosemary and wait for it all to soften. Then chuck in the rice, stock and parsley (keeping some to garnish the top) and then cover and just let it cook away. Everything in the box was super fresh and tasted lovely and I couldn’t get over how good it tasted considering it only took my half an hour to cook. I think next time I’d like to add more peppers and chorizo because there wasn’t enough for my liking, but the great thing about a box like this is you can add or exclude whatever you want!
Everyone that tried it thought it tasted amazing and couldn’t believe that it had come out of a little box. I will definitely be trying some of the other Hello Fresh meal boxes, and I’m definitely thinking about trying out their subscription service too. Let me know if you’ve tried it and what you think of it!