Not a good option for home delivery.
Only fresh whole chicken available at the time of ordering so thought I would give it a try. Hit and miss as to what size you get. The small one was a bit dry and tough even though it was cooked with onion, small orange and stuffing for the recommended time. Due to the small size I had to add pigs in blankets etc. to feed four for a weekend main meal.
Really surprised with all the negativity, I had this as a substitute recently and chicken was large and when cooked lovely and juicy with delicious crispy skin, served us a lovely Sunday dinner, I could definitely taste the difference from my usual cheap whole chicken. Would recommend.
Order the high weight but get the lowest.
I have ordered this chicken at least 6 times now and I always politely ask that the picker pick the highest weight. Despite this, I always seem to be delivered the lowest weight or just above. Dear Tesco, if the higher weights of this chicken are not available for online orders, then just please say so....it would save a lot of commotion on a Sunday family roast!
This was substituted with another whole chicken wh
This was substituted with another whole chicken which is fine but was out of date he next day after delivery at 10pm!
Had one of these a couple of weeks ago. Trying to eat healthy etc. It was ok. Nothing special. Ordered one which came today, it is on the minimum of the weights offered and the scrawniest thing I have ever seen. Says feeds 4, you’re joking! Think I’ll pass on Tesco chickens in the future
We have regularly been happy with free range chick
We have regularly been happy with free range chickens from Tescos I wonder if in the last month the supplier has been changed? This was not the usual taste or quality We may have been unlucky but I would no longer recommend this as the one we had was colourless and tasteless
Really lovely tasty chicken, with lots of dense meat, so it goes further than the 'everyday' chicken. I buy a couple of times a month, and the difference in taste and quality is noticeable. My only gripe is that I usually prefer a chicken around 1.5 kilos, and when placing my online order I add a note to this effect. Unfortunately, the pickers usually ignore it and I end up with a huge chicken that would feed the whole street. I hope it's not a ruse to get people back in the supermarket!
wouldnt normally buy this fresh chicken, but had family to dinner, must say it was one of the most tasteless fresh chickens i have ever bought, needless to say i wont be buying it again.
To be honest this chicken doesn’t even deserve 1 star but I was unable to score zero. Without doubt the worst chicken I have ever bought. I have often bought other Tesco chickens before but having decided to splash out and but this “Finest” free range item I thought it would be a cut above the rest. Far from it! It was incredibly tough and chewy with very little flavour. Having made a roast dinner with it and been very disappointed I decided to use the leftovers in a pie. So I cooked up the meat in stock with some nice vegetables for an hour and guess what - still tough as old boots. I am absolutely disgusted with this ‘Finest’ offering and if Tesco reads this review I feel fully justified in asking for a full refund. Shocking!
Not worth the money. Some of the skin was very fat
Not worth the money. Some of the skin was very fatty but the skin on the breast very thin making the breast dry and tough. When delivered there were only 2 days left before use by date! In future I will pay just a little bit more and get it from our local butcher.