Top Menu

Yorkshire Free Range Whole Chicken

A fresh free range chicken from the heart of Yorkshire. Our free range chickens are reared on the farm. Their diet and the conditions under which they grow result in a large healthy and succulent bird that roasts well. Around 1.6kg

A fresh free range chicken from the heart of Yorkshire.

Our free range chickens are reared on the farm. Their diet and the conditions under which they grow result in a large healthy and succulent bird that roasts well.

Around 1.6kg

Category: Chicken, Christmas
BBQ and GrillingRoast

£9.88

Purchase this product now and earn 10 Taste Points!

Dealing with a Whole Chicken

How to roast a chicken

Traditionally chicken was always roasting for 20 minutes per 450g, or per lb would be more appropriate, at a reasonably high temperature. These days, it’s the fashion to turn up the oven and cook at a high heat for the first 20 minutes and then lower the temperature. Our preferred method, tried and tested over numerous Sunday lunches, is to roast for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the bird at 220℃. Then lower the temperature to around 180℃ for the rest of the roasting time. This will give you a wonderful succulent bird.

If your chicken is trussed when it arrives, as most of ours are, take of the ties and simply tie the legs together loosely or not at all. This will allow air from the oven to circulate properly and help to cook the legs and thighs.

Poaching

The key to successful chicken poaching, that is slowly simmering it not stealing one from your neighbour, is to do it slowly and gently. Your poaching liquid should be barely simmering, as cooking too high and too quickly will make the meat tough. Having poached your chicken the meat can be taken from the bone and just about all of it can be used. The remaining stock can be used as the basis for a healthy chicken soup or reduced down to freeze and use at a later date.

Once your poaching chicken has come up to temperature, it will take around 1 – 2 hours to cook.

The economy of chicken

As one of our whole Yorkshire free range chickens is not much more expensive than a couple of chicken supremes, it makes sense to buy a whole one and then joint it yourself.

1 review for Yorkshire Free Range Whole Chicken

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    We had two chickens over the Christmas period and they were fantastic, the real taste of chicken and so tender. The 2 kg bird easily fed 6 of us on Christmas Day with some left over for sandwiches.
    I don’t know that I will be buying supermarket chickens again.

    • (verified owner)

      Thank you so much for your feedback Dermot and glad you enjoyed the chicken. We think they’re good value for money as you can get so many meals from them and fantastic stock!

Add a review