English Label Apple Fed Cockerel – Forman & Field

English Label Apple Fed Cockerel

Product code: H4161C
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Cooking instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 190C, remove all packaging, weigh and place your Apple Fed Cockerel in a baking tray. Spread all over with butter and season with salt and pepper.  Leave to settle for at least an hour at room temperature.
  • Calculate cooking time allowing 40 minutes per kg (e.g a 3kg bird would take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours). Place the cockerel upside down in a large roasting tin. This will ensure that the juices run in to the breast of the meat, keeping it moist. Loosely cover with aluminium foil.
  • Roast the cockerel for the calculated time, basting occasionally with the pan juices. 45 minutes before the end, turn the cockerel back up the right way, remove the aluminium foil and continue to cook until the skin becomes crispy.
  • Ensure that the centre of the cockerel is piping hot and that the juices run clear, a minimum temperature of 75C is recommended. Allow the cockerel to rest for 15 minutes before carving
  • Please be advised that there is variation for each oven, additional cooking time may be required in some cases

Additional information

Once defrosted please use within 5 days

Please note these are dispatch frozen from 2nd April.

English Label (formerly Label Anglais) was started in 2001 by Chris Fredericks, a traditional turkey farmer from Essex. His aim was to reproduce a British version of the French Label Rouge chicken, a very high welfare, 80 day reared, corn fed chicken, which, wherever it may have been reared in France, would always have been farmed to the same standards. The small group of farmers that started Label Rouge in 1965 with a shared passion for welfare and quality famously scribbled down the welfare standards on the back of a restaurant menu, a copy of which exists today. These standards are now set in history and adhered to by every Label Rouge producer across France

Following the success of Adlington Farms’ free-range English Label chickens we are going one step further to offer you free-range English Label Apple Fed Cockerel.  These are grown to full maturity of 70-80 days and the breed is carefully selected for its ability to thrive outdoors and live twice as long as commercial chickens.

This gives them a longer and happier life of freedom out in the fields which is reflected in the amazing eating quality of the bird. English Label Apple Fed Cockerel are fed on a diet including wheat, maize and whole natural oats. The end product is simply incredible in taste and texture. A taste like no other!

Minimum weight 2.5kg

Serves 4-6