Ethnic American foods specialist Discovery Foods is moving beyond its usual heartland and into chilled meal solutions.

The company, best known for its Mexican and Southern States cooking sauces to tortilla snacks portfolio, has joined forces with Wrexham-based manufacturer Pannkrisp to launch a new ready-to-cook range.

In store from the middle of this month backed by press ads and introductory price offers, Discovery has secured a launch listing with Sainsbury for its new three dish proposition, which includes Nacho Chicken with Tomato and Lime Salsa, Maple Mesquite Chicken and Butternut Squash and Sticky Honey and Chipotle Chicken.

Each ‘ready to cook’ dish carries a ‘We prepare it, you cook it’ catchline on packs and is ready after 25 to 30 minutes in a pre-heated oven. All will retail at £3.99, with the company claiming each contains enough for “two substantial portions”.