This is a good free range chicken, I just wonder w
This is a good free range chicken, I just wonder why they are never available on line!
Converted to free range chicken forever
What a difference. I have always cooked battery chickens and was accustomed to the 1 1/2 inch soup of grease and water in the bottom of the roaster. My regular roaster with a rack was being used by a friend and I was stressing how to keep the chicken above the watery mess. It turns out I did not need to worry. There was enough liquid to make a little gravy but the bottom of the pan was almost dry. I was so surprised. The meat was lovely, moist and tasty. One of the best roast chicken meals I have ever had. I am a definite convert.
Nothing like a proper French corn-fed bird. Breast tasteless but tender. Carcass made a good stock.
Never had such an awful chicken. Too yellow and very slimy. When cooked it was tough! Had to throw it away. Can we just have None corn fed free range whole chickens please.
Delicious and succulent
I stuffed the breast with sausage and herb stuffing and covered it with streaky bacon to cook. Very succulent.
Excellent in recent weeks
These have been excellent - very tasty - over the past two weeks (mid April 21), For some reason much better than before. Maybe Tesco have changed the supplier? If so stick with him/her, because these chickens have been excellent.
5 days plus date, received on the 11th, use by 13th? We have been getting dates with less and less time on them and even same day dates.
Great taste and good value
We normally buy the organic whole chicken, but this seems to have been dropped from the Tesco range (shame) and this Tesco Finest British corn fed bird seemed the best alternative for Easter. We have been very happily surprised at what good quality and great taste this corn fed bird was. Had a 2.3Kg (asked for smaller, but not a problem) bird and cooked it the same as we always do, putting a few garlic cloves into the meat along with some cubes of butter then cover in foil for first half of the cooking time when we baste it in the juices then back in oven, without the foil, for rest of the cooking time. We then turn the oven off and leave it to cool in the oven for a few hours, standing on a wire rack to allow juices to flow out, before carving ( it carves a lot easier once cooled down) then onto a hot plate with veg & Yorkshires etc - great! We (2 adults) had cold chicken the next day with veg & in a pasta the day after, followed by a curry with the last of it on day 4 - no waste. Only negative was the use by date, which was for the day after delivery (to be fair Tesco did highlight this on delivery slip), but it was still fine a day beyond this having been kept in its wrapper and stored in the fridge. Great value and very tasty - will definitely have again.
Chicken how it should taste. Not pumped full of water. Beautiful.