We work with the best local suppliers and have always insisted on the finest quality free range chicken there is. Our chickens are free to roam and reared slowly, which not only means for a happier life but also leads to a fuller flavour and superior texture. The birds enjoy fresh air, get plenty of exercise and are able to spread their wings. This results in a quality of meat that is hard to find elsewhere, particularly in BBQ-ready form.
Our customers deserve better than sugary, artificial marinades, and our pampered chickens deserve better, too. We used all our know-how to create a perfect, sticky BBQ marinade that adds a touch of heat and sweetness that will be sure to impress your guests. Our free range chicken has been carefully packaged so that the marinade is absorbed into the meat, adding a depth of flavour right down to the last bite.
The Black Farmer never cuts corners, so these and all our free range chicken products are prepared by traditional expert butchers. This guarantees that every cut will be of the highest standard, helping with flavour and presentation.
Our free range sticky BBQ chicken legs are vacuum-packed to extend their freshness naturally. This also means that they are suitable for home freezing. If you choose to freeze your meat, make sure it is defrosted slowly and thoroughly before cooking. This is best achieved by leaving it in the fridge overnight.
This pack contains approximately 2 pieces.
Remember to remove your chicken legs out of the packaging, pat dry before cooking
Pre heat your oven to 200 oc temperature fan assisted or 215 oc without a fan
Season the chicken just prior to roasting
Choose a large, heavy based roasting tray, ideally with deep sides and handles for easy movement
Massage a little softened butter under the skin of the jointed chicken then season with good quality fine sea salt
Make a trivet by roughly chopping equal amounts of onion, carrot and celery or my preferred choice of celeriac, the root of the celery plus a bay leaf, sprig of thyme and a few black peppercorns, another nice addition can be a lemon cut in half and popped onto the tray
Place the legs skin side up onto the trivet which should line the base of the tray
Place in centre of oven and roast for 40 minutes reaching a core temperature of minimum 75 oc
Remove from oven and pop onto a clean tray and keep warm by covering with a sheet of tin foil then resting for a a few moments, leaving the roasted vegetables in the tray for the gravy
- For the gravy I make up 300 ml of essential cuisine chicken stock, then deglaze roasting tray with this stock stirring all the caramelised juices from the tray, then pass through a fine sieve pushing all the juices from the vegetables into a clean sauce pan, bring to the simmer and thicken if required by whisking in a teaspoon of corn flour mixed with a little cold water and reduce till you reach a rich glossy gravy
This product has a shelf life of 5 days from the date of delivery.
Product photography is representative only. As these products are freshly butchered for your order, sizes and thicknesses may vary. Weights and portions will be as stated.