One whole chicken, perfect for roasting. This is our favorite weeknight dinner-- so quick and easy to prepare!
These pasture raised chickens spend their lives outside, scratching and pecking on pasture. We raise breeds that are especially good foragers, meaning you are getting more nutrient dense, flavorful meat and supporting more environmentally friendly poultry farming.
Our favorite preparation:
Start with a fully thawed chicken (this is key for extra tender meat!). Rub the whole outside generously with olive oil. Rub with salt and pepper. Put it in a roasting pan, on a wire rack if you have it. Roast in a 375 degree oven for about 70 minutes. We often kick the heat up to 400 degrees for another 10 minutes to finish crisping the skin.
Tips for reducing food waste and enjoying your pasture raised bird to the fullest extent:
After we finish eating our chicken dinner, we strip any leftovers off of the bones and chop them up for chicken salad, tacos, or stir fry for the next day's dinner. Then all of the bones and extra fat go straight into the stockpot to simmer overnight for a delicious and nutritious bone broth.