- Suitable for freezing
- Delivered fresh
- Native breed
- Great for home roasting
- Cook on the BBQ
Roasting a whole bird and achieving perfectly cooked breasts and legs is a formidable challenge - a chicken crown reduces cooking time ensuring succulent, juicy meat. Simply stuff with half a lemon and sprigs of fresh thyme or bast with a yoghurt-based tandoori marinade, then roast the crown hard. Free range, slow-grown chicken crowns are excellent for numerous preparations and are a joy to both cook and eat providing distinct flavour and a succulent texture. If the breasts of the bird are your preferred cut then cooking them on the crown is a fantastic option. Remaining on the bone helps the meat to retain as much moisture as possible whilst also lending a little extra depth of flavour. You also have the added benefit of bones for stock.
Chef George Ryle adds:
"Browned in a pan with foaming butter and then roasted through the oven on a bed of wild mushrooms. Served with a side dish of little Austrian dumplings called Spätzle and a Vermouth cream sauce.
Brined overnight and then poached in stock. Add some rice, pasta or noodles plus some vegetables of your choice for a healthy and restorative broth.
For pure simplicity, roast the crown hard, smothered in butter, with fresh thyme, lemon and garlic in its cavity. Let it cool, carve off the bone and slice thinly. Then proceed to make an epic sandwich – good quality bread, a fairly aggressive aïoli, perhaps with some wild garlic chopped through it if the season is right and watercress. Hard to top that!
Don’t forget to keep the bones for bone broth. Just cover with water and bring to a gentle simmer, add peppercorns, fennel seeds, an onion, a carrot and a couple of fresh bay leaves."
Always Fresh Never Frozen®
Orders received before 9am are freshly prepared and shipped DPD for next day delivery. We serve the whole of the UK excluding Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, and some parts of Scotland.
Our meat has been celebrated in Britain's best restaurant kitchens for over ten years. There are many who claim to work with native breed farmers, but few who can prove it.
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We have partnerships with selected farms and work with carefully selected local abattoirs so we have confidence in the welfare of the animals and full traceability of all our products.