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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Which of your Maggi® products are suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans?

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I am allergic to milk/gluten/egg/soya/nut. Which of your range is suitable for me?
Our ingredients list on the back of the pack clearly state which allergens are present in bold.
What are the spice ratings for the products and meal ideas?
The following chilli ratings have been assigned to the products and meal ideas throughout the site: 1 chilli - Mild 2 chillis - Medium 3 chillis - Hot 4 chillis - Extra hot
Can I cook these sheets in the oven?
Instructions state the product is not suitable for microwave, oven or grill.
Can you use the chicken frozen or does it need to be defrosted?
Frozen chicken should never be used for So Tender. Defrost in the fridge and then cook to a core temperature of 75°C.
Can I put vegetables/potatoes in the bag with the chicken?
Yes you can, however the results we've found are quite variable so for best results, follow the pack instructions or for more ideas try our recipes on pack and on the website. Ensure that all meat is fully cooked and piping hot throughout before serving. Adjust cooking times if you would like to try different cuts of meats.
Can I cook a whole chicken in my bag?
Yes, you can use a small or a medium chicken (no greater than 1.5kg). Ensure that the chicken fits in the bag comfortably. Cook at 180°C, (160°C for fan assisted ovens), Gas Mark 4. Adjust the cooking time to approximately 1½ hours for a small chicken and approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and piping hot throughout and juices run clear before serving.
My chicken is dry and it's not so juicy! What happened?
The oven temperature maybe too high. For fan assisted ovens please reduce temperature as per pack guidance. Size and quality of chicken pieces vary - our pack instructions are given only as a guide.
My bag is burned!
Check the oven temperature. Ensure the bag does not touch the heating elements. The bag is not designed to withhold prolonged temperatures (max 90 mins) or temperatures above the recommended 180°C, (160°C for fan assisted ovens), Gas Mark 4.
Can I use it in a microwave/combination/grill oven?
No, it is only designed for use in a conventional or fan oven.
Too much salt - are you thinking of reducing the salt contents?
We understand that consumers are looking for healthier foods that do not compromise on taste. That's why we constantly review our product range to improve taste while enhancing nutritional value.

With regards to salt reduction, Nestlé UK products meet the Food Standard Agency's 2010 Salt Reduction Targets. Most of our products already meet the Public Health Responsibility Deal 2012 salt targets, and in the few cases where they do not, development is under way to reduce levels where technically possible.
Can I use the bag in my Halogen oven?
No, the cooking bags should NOT be used in a halogen oven. Maggi® So Juicy is specifically designed for using as directed on the pack cooking guidelines and for oven use only.
Can I put Maggi® So Juicy® in a slow cooker?

No, the cooking bags should NOT be used in a slow cooker. Maggi® So Juicy® is specifically designed for using as directed by the on pack cooking guidelines and for oven use only.

Can I use Vegetarian Chicken Style pieces instead?
Yes, but follow our advice for best results (based on cooking 350g vegetarian chicken style pieces):
Use half the pack of Maggi® Seasoning – as using the whole pack for this quantity will be too strong. Follow the instructions on pack adding half the seasoning to the bag with the vegetarian pieces
Add 150ml (¼pt) water (vegetarian products do not contain as much water as meat and the product may be dry if you do not do this)
Seal the bag as normal. Do not pierce any holes in the bag. Cook in a preheated oven (do not exceed temperatures given on pack). Cook for 30 minutes. Ensure that the product is piping hot throughout
Can I use frozen chicken (it says on my pack that its best cooked from frozen)?
Yes, you can - to cook from frozen follow the instructions on pack but change the cooking times as follows:
4 chicken breasts 45 minutes
8 chicken drumstick1 hour 15 minutes

Ensure the chicken is fully cooked and piping hot throughout and juices run clear before serving.
Can I use half the pack?
It is possible to do half the pack, however results may vary and the bag can only be used once - use half the seasoning mix, follow the instructions on pack and adjust the cooking times to those given below.
2 chicken breasts 30-35 minutes
4 chicken drumstick 35-40 minutes

Ensure the chicken is fully cooked and piping hot throughout and juices run clear before serving.
Can I use different meats or vegetables for So Tender®?
We have created the perfect blend of seasoning to flavour dishes cooked in the pan. It is possible to use different fresh ingredients but for best results follow the on pack instructions.
Can you tell me if So Tender® is suitable for fish, pork loins/chops, lamb steaks/chops?

Yes, So Tender® can be used on a range of meats, although cooking times will vary. It is important that the meat is always piping hot and cooked through.

Can I re-use the bag?
No, it is designed for one use only.