A Notable Sunday Chicken Roast Supper

in The City of Neoxian3 years ago (edited)

Last night, we had a Sunday Supper of note. Just the two of us. A roast chicken on the Weber. That, in itself is quite usual, but what made it notable was the chicken, itself.

It came from the maiden batch of pasture-fed and free range chickens from Red Earth Farm, a small holding that friends run just outside the village.

Particularly notable facts:

  • the chicken was the weight of chickens I ordinarily bought 20-odd years ago: more than 2,5 kg.
  • there was no excess fat
  • it was the best dressed (prepared) chicken I have seen in years.

  • it was the best tasting and most flavourful chicken The Husband and I have eaten in a very, very long time.

We did it as we usually do, wotj lemon and herb with vegetables cooked in the tray beneath.

Gravy made in that same tray.

The Husband's comment:

Go Team Red Earth!!

For a bit of context, I really did marry Farmer Brown: The Husband is a former poultry farmer - broilers and layers - so he knows what's involved. His second comment:

Look out the name of another free range chicken brand...

Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa

Photo: Selma

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