If you were around in the early 90s, you may recall an advert with a catchy tune, flapping arm actions and an extremely memorable catchphrase.
The ‘I feel like chicken tonight’ TV commercial (which promoted stir-in sauces far and wide) quickly became part of British culture and clearly, the team behind it were onto something deeper than just creating a toe-tapping jingle.
We Brits couldn’t get enough of chicken back then and nothing has changed today.
According to its website, one of the most common questions the British Poultry Council gets asked, is, how much chicken is consumed annually in the UK? Statistics* show during 2021 meat buyers in the UK consumed roughly 1 billion chickens.
Yet not all chicken is equal.
Animal welfare is of paramount importance to us, which is why Lakings chicken is raised to strict quality standards. Our premium chicken breasts are either British or Dutch, with freshness guaranteed.
We offer a bulk-buy option on this product and a 5kg tray of skinless, boneless chicken breasts, containing 20-22 plump chicken breasts per tray, is just £45.99. Ideal for freezing, this chicken breast deal is available online.
Our homemade Garlic Chicken Kiev is always a hit, too – delivering a big dose of nostalgia! Simply roast plump chicken breast fillets stuffed with garlic butter and covered in bread crumbs for 30 minutes and serve with French beans and Parmentier potatoes for an easy mid-week meal.
Keeping with the easy-meal theme, treat your family to delicious homemade Cordon Bleu chicken – whole chicken breast fillets stuffed with Gruyere cheese, smoked bacon and covered in bread crumbs. Roast in the oven for a delicious meal that’s ready in 30-35 minutes.
Fancy a roast but don’t have time to go the full Monty?
Lakings chicken breast fillets stuffed with sage and onion stuffing, topped with a Lincolnshire sausage and wrapped in streaky bacon are the easy option you’re looking for. And, for special occasions, our grain-fed chickens are perfect for Sunday roast.
Reared in Norfolk, these premium chickens weigh approximately 1.6Kgs – 1.8Kgs, so can comfortably feed four people with leftovers for making a hearty broth or cold meat sandwiches. If ordering online, please note these chickens are only available for delivery on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
If you need some cooking-with-chicken ideas, seek out chef Rosie Dicker’s recipes on our website.
Choose from a tasty and on-trend dish of Baked Chicken Parmesan, which Rosie says, is sure to become a firm family favourite.
Or maybe you’d prefer to try Coq Au Vin Blanc, a lighter take on a classic French dish traditionally cooked with red wine. Rosie says using white wine results in a more subtle flavour, letting each ingredient shine.
Our final recipe suggestion from Rosie is Portuguese One-Pot Chicken. A fantastic way to showcase the Herb Fed free-range chicken you can find on Lakings’ butchery counter – this one-pot dish is perfect for all of you organised folk. Pop your chicken, along with a selection of Mediterranean-style ingredients, including a good slug of Port (hence its Portuguese heritage) in the dish and marinade in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to cook, pop it in the oven for approximately 90 minutes (for a whole chicken weighing 1.5kg) and you’ll have a dish that will soon become a household favourite.
Now, with all those tasty options in mind, who fancies chicken tonight?