We are thrilled to offer naturally raised, pastured chicken for your family table.
Chickens are raised outside in the fresh air, with access to both a cozy home and a mama hen to snuggle with and show them the ropes of life on the grass! Like all of our animals, our meat chickens are allowed the freedom to play outside, dust-bathe, preen, sleep in the shade and just generally express their "chicken-ness".
They are never confined to a crowded barn or restricted from having access to the outdoors.
Our chickens have lovely texture and an old-fashioned flavour we're sure you'll love!
Whole Frozen Chicken : $4.99 lb - average 4-5 lb per bird
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MAMA'S ROAST PASTURED CHICKEN
Do you find cooking a whole chicken intimidating? Overwhelming? Don't.
Roast chicken is one of the easiest home-cooked meals you can make. I learned how to roast a chicken at about 13 years old, at home alone, while my mum gave me instructions over the phone, as did my sister. The worse mistake us girls ever made was accidentally cooking the chicken upside-down once.
It was still delicious.
Also, Jeff said he decided he was going to marry me when I made him roast chicken and chips for the first home cooked meal I ever made for him. So there you go. Learning how to roast a chicken might just help you land the love of your life.
YOU WILL NEED
CLASSIC ROAST PASTURED CHICKEN INGREDIENTS
HOW TO COOK YOUR PASTURED CHICKEN
GET CREATIVE - MIX IT UP
ROAST PASTURED CHICKEN + GRAVY
Put those drippings to use. While your chicken is resting, put the roasting pan on the stove top over medium-high heat.
Heat the drippings and add half a glass of white wine, salt and pepper to taste. Allow to reduce slightly to concentrate the flavour, stirring constantly. If you feel inspired, toss in a bay leaf, some dried oregano, a nob of garlic. Or don't.
Mix a tablespoon of cornstarch in 1/3 cup of cold water, pour into drippings and bring to a boil while whisking constantly. Presto. Homemade gravy.
MEDETERRANEAN ROAST PASTURED CHICKEN
Substitute olive oil for your fat. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with a half a lemon, garlic cloves and rosemary.
HERBY PASTURED CHICKEN
In addition to your salt and pepper, use dried herbs on the outside of your chicken. Sing the song and you've got your recipe - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyyyyyme!
If you're feeling ultra adventurous or have an overgrown herb garden (lucky you) you can tuck fresh herbs in the cavity of the chicken, too.
ONE POT ROAST PASTURED CHICKEN DINNER
Add chopped potatoes, carrots, celery to the bottom of the pan, place the chicken on top. You will have yummy, flavourful veg ready at the same time as your chicken. Easy peasy.
Any root veg can be subbed for carrots and potatoes. Just chop everything roughly the same size.
BACON IS BETTER
Everything is better with bacon. Wrap your chicken in a delicious blanket of pastured heritage breed bacon. Because, well - why not?