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.
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.
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.
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.
We deliver on a next day service throughout the UK mainland (please see below for restrictions). Your order is shipped in an insulated box.
Our delivery service allows you to pick a delivery date in advance when you reach the checkout. We are currently trying to restrict our delivery days to Wednesday, Thursday & Friday to enable us to plan efficiently. If you prefer a different day please get in touch and we’ll do our very best to help.
Unfortunately we are unable, currently, to provide a delivery service to some areas in Scotland. This is due to the time sensitive nature of our products which must be delivered in 24 hours. These are:
Scottish Mainland – AB30, AB33-AB36, DD8, DD9, FK16
Scottish Highlands – AB37-AB38, AB42-AB45, AB53-AB56, IV21-IV24, IV26-IV28, IV40, IV52-IV54, KW1-KW14, PA36, PA40, PH30-PH33, PH34-PH41
Scottish Offshore – HS1-HS9, IV41-IV51, IV54-IV56, KA27-KA28, KW15-KW17, PA20, PA41-PA49, PA62-PA76, PH42-PH44, ZE1-ZE3 – Northern Ireland
WE’RE NOW OFFERING FREE DELIVERY IN CERTAIN POST CODE AREAS AROUND SKIPTON, ILKLEY, OTLEY, HARROGATE, RIPON, PATELY BRIDGE AND GRASSINGTON.
The post codes included are the following: HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, LS21, LS29, BD20, BD23.
When you get to the checkout and enter your delivery address, you should automatically qualify for this option. If this doesn’t happen, please let us know.
Our delivery days will be Thursday & Friday each week. Please select the day you would prefer, we’ll be in touch if there’s a problem. If you need something on a different day, please get in touch and we’ll do our very best to help.