Small chicken 1.4kg

Small chicken 1.4kg

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£12.85

A juicy, full flavoured chicken for roasting or poaching. Most chickens are sold without giblets these days, but we include them so you can make the absolute tastiest stock for gravy. Roast dinner heaven!

Delivered in insulated packaging to keep cool on your doorstep. Minimum meat order £15 to cover the cost of the packaging.

Serves 3-4.

Quick Overview

A juicy, full flavoured chicken for roasting or poaching. Most chickens are sold without giblets these days, but we include them so you can make the absolute tastiest stock for gravy. Roast dinner heaven!



Delivered in insulated packaging to keep cool on your doorstep. Minimum meat order £15 to cover the cost of the packaging.





Serves 3-4.

Storage

Keep in the fridge below 5˚C. If you’re not going to eat it within a day or two, freeze your meat as soon as possible and always within the use by date. Once frozen, use within a month. Use on the day of defrosting.

How to cook whole chicken

For a 1.4kg chicken, brush with olive oil or butter and roast in a 190°C oven for about an hour until no pink juices remain (stuffing will increase the cooking time). Baste several times during cooking. Alternatively poach with stock vegetables for an hour.

Organic chicken farmer

Most of our chickens are raised by Andy Hayllor, one of our veg co-op farmers in Devon. The birds spend most of their time outdoors grazing grass, red clover and chicory; scratching and making dust baths, searching for bugs and exhibiting their natural behaviours.

Chickens are naturally timid creatures and without encouragement, stay indoors and never learn to roam and scratch. Many birds labelled ‘free range’ are kept in houses of many thousands. In theory they have the option to go out, but very few actually do. By contrast, Andy’s organic birds live in small flock sizes. They have shelters to encourage them away from the house, which Andy moves regularly to encourage them to roam about.

You might notice that the meat has a distinctive yellow colour. This isn’t from maize, but is as a result of their natural outdoor diet and lifestyle. It is proof that they really do ‘range free’. Short of raising chickens in your garden yourself, it would be hard to better these birds for flavour and welfare.

Riverford butchery

We choose traditional breeds, which we believe give better flavour. We carefully hang and butcher the meat ourselves, then mature it for extra flavour and tenderness.