Hi everyone, it’s Alicia here, filling in while Katie is on maternity leave. I want to highlight our amazing bone in chicken for you. Our butcher Jesse cuts it fresh right off a whole chicken just for you. We have wings, thighs, breasts, and drumsticks, all mouthwatering, lean, and juicy. There are so many things you can cook with them; your family will never be bored with dinner again!
There are so many foods I love to make using our John Henry’s bone in chicken. Chicken soup, chicken & dumplings, fried chicken, BBQ chicken on the grill….Mmm! I like to keep a little of everything in my freezer, so that when the mood strikes I can whip up any of my favorites. My personal favorite is chicken and dumplings using my husband’s grandmother’s recipe. I use bone in thighs or drumsticks, boil them down to make the broth, and the meat falls right off the bone. My husband loves barbeque, so grilling out and using some of his sister’s special recipe BBQ sauce is a must for a summer party. And of course we can’t forget wings. My husband loves wings, and with all of the Wildtree recipes I can try something new every time.
Working here at John Henry’s has really opened my eyes to the differences between store bought meats and our pasture raised, grass fed meats. I don’t know about you, but I definitely like not having to worry about what is in the meat I am eating. I know that our chickens are only fed corn, alfalfa, peas, and bugs and that their feed is completely organic and GMO free. I do not have to worry that there will be any antibiotics, arsenic, or other drug residues. (I just can’t believe that those things are in the grocery store chicken I was eating before!) The most important thing to me though, is knowing our animals are raised humanely and are able to enjoy being outside in the pasture and that they are not subjected to the terrible abuse of factory farming.