Our free range Whole Chickens are plump, succulent and with proper flavour owing to it's natural diet. These happy birds are reared with total freedom to roam their farm and are slowly nurtured with a much longer life than other commercially reared chickens. They really have to be tasted to appreciate the exceptional quality. Perfect for roasting whole as a Sunday lunch, with plenty for leftovers.
Before cooking allow the bird to come to room temperature, season generously with salt and pepper and sear in a hot oven at 230°C / Fan 210°C / Gas 8 for 15 minutes.
Reduce the temperature to 180°C / Fan 160°C / Gas 4 and cook for 15-18 minutes per 450g (lb).
Once cooked allow to rest for at least 10 minutes before carving.
We are The Butchers Block, an independent family-run established in 1975. We have become one of Ireland's most respected butchers, supplying our loyal customers, with the very best of Irish meat rating highly in provenance, welfare, and flavour.
Our shops across the country, pride themselves on their friendly service, passion for good food, and combined years of expertise help customers get the best out of their meat, whatever their requirements. We are extremely proud of how far we have come and continue to strive towards being the best.
Local Irish Farms
Our meat is predominantly sourced from small farms, as well as our own. We only select breeds that are known for yielding the best meat in the world, with all natural diets and slow growth producing excellent marbling and fat content, allowing a superior depth of flavour. Sustainability is also a priority among our farmers – livestock on these farms contribute to a biodiverse landscape contrary to the destructive nature associated with much larger scale farms.
We are notoriously picky
Only the best of the best makes The Butcher's Block grade. Decades of experience go into inspecting every single carcass. The knowledge that goes into examining the muscle tone, fat covering and marbling of each animal is what sets us apart. If our expert inspectors don’t judge it to be absolutely perfect, they turn it away at the door.
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