Description

Our Free Range chicken are slower growing breed, specially selected for its tasty succulent meat, rich in flavour. The chicken are free to roam on farms under the shade and protection of trees. By meeting their natural desire to feel sheltered from predators, our Free Range chickens are happier to spend more time outside, ranging further and making them healthier, more active birds.

The free range chicken in this product comes from producers inspected to RSPCA welfare standards by the RSPCA's independently certified farm assurance scheme.

Product legal description
Free Range whole British chicken with pork, roast chestnut, oak smoked dry cure bacon & thyme stuffing, topped with oak smoked dry cure streaky bacon. The stuffing and bacon in this product have been previously frozen and defrosted without affecting the quality or safety of the product. Packaged in a protective atmosphere.
  • Woodland Trust
  • Freezable
  • British Chicken and Pork

Ingredients and Nutritional Information

Product Information

Preparation and Safety

Cooking instructions

Oven cook from chilled. If freezing at home, defrost thoroughly before cooking.
Before cooking:
Preheat oven. Remove the film & trussing band. Brush the chicken lightly with oil. Loosely cover with foil and and place foil container on a baking tray on the middle shelf of the oven.
During cooking:
Baste occasionally. Cook for 2 hours. Remove the foil and cook for a further 45 minutes.
After cooking:
Check food is piping hot. Leave to stand for 10 minutes before carving. The surface of the chicken may be slightly pink after cooking due to the curing salts in the bacon. All cooking appliances vary. This is a guide only.
Oven cook from chilled. 180°C. Fan 160°C. Gas 4. 2 hours 45 mins.

Warnings

  • The surface of the chicken may be slightly pink after cooking due to the curing salts in the bacon.
    Keep raw meat & poultry separate from cooked foods.
    Use separate kitchen utensils and surfaces for raw meat and poultry and cooked foods or wash them thoroughly in between use.
    Wash hands after handling raw meat and poultry.
    Cook raw poultry thoroughly until it is piping hot throughout and no pink colour remains.
    Poultry is cooked if the juices run clear when the deepest part of the flesh is pierced with a thin skewer.

Storage

For use by date: see front of pack.
Keep refrigerated. Once opened use with 24 hours and do not exceed use by date.
For best quality, freeze as soon as possible after purchase and always within the use by date.
Once frozen use within 1 month.
The stuffing & bacon in this product have been previously frozen and defrosted under controlled conditions without affecting the quality or safety of the product. It is still suitable for home freezing.
Once defrosted use the same day. Do not refreeze once defrosted.

Further information

Country of origin

Packed in the UK for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, London, EC1N 2HT. using chicken and pork from the UK.

Manufacturer

We are happy to replace this item if it is not satisfactory.

Sainsbury‘s Supermarkets Ltd.
33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT
Sainsbury’s Food to order helpline0330 123 1129

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