Have left it until now to review, as we've only just cooked the hen which we'd had in the freezer since eating the cockerel for Christmas dinner. I'd been a little concerned that they were arriving a week before Christmas Day, but James's instructions re storing/defrosting etc all worked perfectly (helpful that chickens don't need as much freezer space as turkey!) As expected, the meat on both birds was slightly tougher than a 'normal' chicken but so superior in flavour. Absolutely delicious - a real treat! They made wonderful stock too. Giblets only with the cockerel though - what happens to the hen's?
We were on our own this year, along with everyone else and decided to try these after reading an article in The Times. Given the conditions the delivery was a bit torturous but did a sterling job of cajoling Parcel Force to deliver on time. We cooked it as instructed and I'd have to say it was fantastic. The good new is we still have one in the freezer for later in the year. A big thankyou to James and the team at Lyons Hill Farm.
Excellent products, we shall buy again soot
After seeing an article I thought I’d give the pair of hen and cock a try. I had the cockerel last night. As suggested input butter, thyme, garlic, lemon zest under the skin and roasted for the given time. The flavour is more than just the taste of a good free range chicken. Tender, moist and loads of meat - absolutely delicious. When any produce is raised well, you don’t need to mess with it when preparing it.
Thank you and good luck for 2021.
The team at Lyons Hill made extra efforts to ensure that my Xmas order was delivered on time despite all my changes and Covid problems. The Cornish chickens were delicious and made a great change from Turkey given the smaller numbers in our house over Xmas. Thanks for helping to make a happy Christmas
The family were not able to join us due to the cover rules so the two of us enjoyed the hen. The cockerel is in the freezer.
Suggest that the weight is marked on each pack and cooking recommendations included.
We did not find any giblets.