This week we are showcasing Chicken.
Research shows over 40% of meals cooked in the home consist of Chicken.
Another versatile meat, Chicken is exceptional value for money, from the whole roast, to stir frying breasts and of course a mountain of wings in front of the TV!
Chicken is also an excellent source of protein in the diet. It is naturally low in carbohydrates, is a good source of Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6 and is also a good source of minerals including iron.
Generally chicken breast meat contains the lowest level of fat, followed by skinless thigh and drumsticks. Removing the skin from the chicken portion considerably lowers the overall fat content of the meat.
All our Chicken is Free Range and has been raised with access to the open air and allowed to roam freely. It is generally consumed for this reason and that the taste is different to other methods of raising chicken giving a slightly "Gamier" taste.
Below you will find a recipe to give you a little inspiration, plus look out on our Social Media this week for more recipe videos.
Basil Chicken Stir-fry
1 tablespoon soy sauce,
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon sugar, 900g skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 5 spring onions, sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
350g fresh baby spinach leaves, 40g thinly sliced fresh basil
1)Combine soy sauce, water and sugar in a bowl.
2) Marinate chicken in soy sauce mixture for 30 minutes.
3) Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat.
4) Cook and stir spring onions in oil for 1 minute. Add garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.
5) Pour 3 tablespoons oil into the pan. Cook and stir chicken and marinade until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
6) Add spinach leaves to chicken. Cover for 4 minutes stirring occasionally.
7) Stir spring onion mixture and Basil into chicken and spinach; cook to reheat onions, 1 to 2 minutes then serve over rice.