Free Range Cracknell Chicken from Langport Somerset £9.95 per kilo
£27.50 – £57.50
Mr Cracknells free range chicken are slow reared with no artificial hormones or growth promotors added . These chicken are then matured to their correct sizes so a 2 kilo chicken is not just a younger version of a 4 kilo bird. Weight Range 2-5 plus kilos
These are hand plucked and come with their own giblets. allow 2 servings per kilo
Price per kg £9.95
Remove the bird from the fridge in good time to allow it to reach room temperature before cooking.
If stuffing your Rooster, fill the neck with stuffing and place a large peeled onion in its cavity to give extra flavour. We do not recommend stuffing the body cavity. Ensure you re-weigh your bird with stuffing to calculate the cooking time. Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C, (170 °C fan), Gas mark 4.
Place the bird breast side down in the oven in a roasting tin and sprinkle with salt and pepper. At about halfway through the suggested cooking time (see table overleaf), turn the bird on to its back to brown the breast. Season again with salt and pepper. To check your rooster is cooked insert a skewer through the inside of the thigh / deep within the meat – if the juices run clear the bird is ready. If the juices are pink put it back in the oven and check at 10 minute intervals. After cooking allow to rest uncovered for at least 30 minutes before carving
Suggested cooking time – should be used as a guideline only