Definition of oven-ready in US English:



  • (of food) prepared before sale so as to be ready for cooking in an oven.

    ‘an oven-ready chicken’
    • ‘The first delivery of organic oven-ready chickens last Friday was sold out within an hour.’
    • ‘Still, he has had to work hard to stave off competition from big retailers, and specialist sausages and oven-ready dishes like Irish stew and chicken with lemon and coriander sauce are a big part of the business.’
    • ‘It's not every day that you become the recipient of a large bird, and if you do then it's normally oven-ready and delivered by Tesco.’
    • ‘An increasing number of people are demanding pre-prepared, oven-ready meals and pre-packed, pre-sliced meat to fit in with their lifestyles.’
    • ‘The idea is for Frankie to give his name to a range of Italian foods - from olive oil, ham, and pasta to oven-ready meals and diet foods.’
    • ‘How about giant frogfish, the size of small oven-ready chickens, in various colours and often in pairs?’
    • ‘The next 32 runners-up were each given an oven-ready duck to take home for dinner.’
    • ‘But I have already prepared the fish, and made it oven-ready.’
    • ‘Now that I have to fit the writing of this blog into my busy schedule of sleeping and watching Coronation Street, I'm consuming larger quantities of oven-ready pizza.’
    • ‘They included Stilton cheese, oven-ready chicken, cooked ham, pork pies, yoghurt and pasta salad.’
    • ‘But a recently introduced oven-ready dried lasagna meets Bolognese standards with ease.’
    • ‘In this era of omnipresent oven-ready meals produced for those without the desire to cook, surely a spot of recreational baking at weekends would rekindle the family's belief in the old-fashioned creed that home-made is best.’
    • ‘Brown four oven-ready pigeons in a little oil in a heavy casserole dish.’
    • ‘Sainsbury's sells oven-ready partridge; pheasant (whole and breasts); game casserole; and farmed venison.’
    • ‘The company's frozen products, Glory Foods Southern Selections, is a line of oven-ready and microwavable frozen entrées and side dishes geared to consumers looking to save time and money.’
    pre-cooked, tv, frozen, convenience
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