ORIGINS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Quality control at Nifeislife has become our mantra. We source all of our meat from one of the finest producers in the UK, HG Walter. We have tried and tested a lot of cuts and qualities and we believe in our suppliers and we like the "family" touch of HG Walter as they prepare, cut, wrap and pack their meats every day freshly for us and for you. HG Walter offers a variety of slow growing traditional free-range and organic chickens to suit everyone's taste. Some of the breeds on offer include a free-range White Rock and a Cornish Red Chicken from Essex which brings back the almost forgotten gourmet taste of years ago. With a gamey flavour and dense , meaty texture these birds have been critically acclaimed by top chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal. Other ranges include free-range and organic chickens from the Black Mountain region of Wales and a more reasonably priced naturally-fed barn reared chicken from Norfolk.
Cooking a whole chicken might be daunting but yet it is a fantastic choice with children or guests. This chicken serves up to 4 people. Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it can be cooked - make it one of the most popular meats around. It's lower in saturated fat than most meats, especially if the skin is removed, and has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium. The pale flesh has a close texture and a mild flavour that pairs up well with many different ingredients. Corn-fed chicken have a bright yellow skin, a result of having been fed corn or maize. The colour looks very good, much better than other chickens and their flesh is firm and flavourful
HOW TO PRESERVE:
All our meats are cut in the morning and then sent directly to you. Preserve in the fridge up to 3 days. Suitable for freezing.
ON YOUR TABLE:
Cooking a whole chicken might be daunting but yet it is a fantastic choice with children or guests. This chicken serves up to 4 people. To cook the corn-fed chicken is very easy: Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan). Combine butter, lemon zest, thyme, parsley, garlic and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Put it in the oven and roast the chicken on its side for 20-25 minutes. After, turn the chicken onto the other side and cook for a further 20-25 minutes. To test if the chicken is done, insert a knife between the leg and the body of the bird: if the juices run clear and not pink, the chicken is cooked. For the best combo serve with oven roasted potatoes.
WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE:
It Choose a whole chicken if you don't want to get the kitchen in a messy state, and if you like a whole piece to be shared amongst all members of the family. Easy and fast choice with guests as well. It is a white meat with very little fat and it is the perfect one if you want to go for a tasty but light meal Chicken is a versatile and delicious choice - ready to grill, barbecue, roast, stir-fry, poach saute' or to - and plays an important part in many international cuisines. At the family table or in restaurants, chicken is a popular and tasty choice that's very easy and fast to prepare.