Marie Hot Label Rouge Corn-Fed 81-day Chicken
Available for delivery Friday and Saturday ONLY
Since our story began, we have been sourcing the finest French poultry once a week from Rungis Market in Paris. Tim made this decision many years ago due to the unparalleled welfare standards in French poultry farms. Established in 1965, Marie Hot was the first Label Rouge brand in France and remains the benchmark for a deliciously flavoured bird. Free to come and go as they please in their forest surroundings, the chickens develop strong muscles (just like our 100 Day Chickens). They are fed on a 100% vegetable and locally grown cereal diet, including 80 % maize corn. This is in addition to the insects and foliage they graze on the land.
These tasty birds weigh approx. 1.7kg
Available for delivery Friday and Saturday ONLY.
Take your chicken out of the fridge an hour before cooking - the bigger the bird the more time it needs to come to room temperature. Remember, meat is a muscle and needs to relax before it is cooked.
If roasting your chicken, remember a stuffed bird will need more time to cook than an unstuffed bird. As a rule, an unstuffed chicken cooked at 180°C (fan oven), will need 20 minutes, plus 40 minutes per kilogram of cooking time.
Your chicken will be cooked through when a thermometer inserted at the thickest part of the thigh reads 75°C
Please remove all paper wrapping from your meat and place it on a plate in the fridge away from cooked items. This allows air to circulate around it properly, helping to prolong shelf life.
Shelf life: Whole chickens - 2-3 days. On arrival please see the labels for use by dates.
Vacuum-packed meat can be put straight in the fridge and has a longer shelf life.