Our fresh free range chicken hearts are quick to cook, good for you and make a wonderful meal when combined with your favourite flavours.
Chicken hearts are a very good source of protein. And although slightly high in cholesterol, they are rich in essential B vitamins, including B12, riboflavin and folic acid, and minerals including zinc, selenium, iron and potassium.
When grilled quickly on a high heat, our chicken hearts are tender morsels with a surprisingly subtle red meat taste. In texture, they’re softer than you might expect, with a hint of bounciness like flash-fried fresh Squid.
They’re extremely popular around the world. If you like dark meat chicken, you should try them – you’ll be surprised to discover how very rich and meaty they are.
Fosse 81 Day Total Freedom Chicken
At Fosse Meadows Farm we grow our birds slowly and traditionally. The Fosse 81 Day Total Freedom Chicken is totally free ranging and grown naturally in small flocks to an average of 81 days.
• three times longer than standard commercially reared supermarket chicken.
• four weeks longer than free range.
• two weeks longer than organic birds.
Like the much-admired French chicken, we use three strains of French breeds and grow them to full maturity. This means our birds have longer legs, allowing them to roam and forage on clover rich pasture. There are no pesticides or fertilisers used on the land and no antibiotics or additives in their cereal based diet. Any Soy used is from a certified sustainable source. See here for what is in their diet
The older the bird, the more confidence they have to range further. This ranging (exercise) produces a more athletic chicken. The result is a richer, textured, darker and more succulent meat with stronger nutritionally rich bones too. Just how chicken should and used to taste.