If you have become a little tired of poor tasting supermarket chickens then you might find this article interesting. It looks at so called “designer” chickens as it calls them. What it means is birds that are raised in a free range environment and reach maturity slowly rather than those that are raised quickly and cheaply. The resulting chickens are much more expensive that your £3.00 supermarket chicken but what the article asks is whether they taste any better. Chickens from various suppliers are tested and not surprisingly are found to be full of flavour. Ranging between £18.00 and £31.00 they are certainly not cheap chickens are perhaps and are a little expensive for daily meals but I would rather purchase a good quality chicken on those occasions when you want something a bit tastier. I suppose if you can stretch it to provide two of three meals then it doesn’t work out as expensive, and personally I always make a salad with the left over chicken the next day and usually boil the bones for stock which I use as a basis for soup. I will certainly be ordering one of these to test the results for myself so watch this space.
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