KFBC Pasture-Raised Chicken
Chicken for dinner raised on pasture right here at the brewery. Kent Falls Brewing Company sits in the middle of a 52 acre property with fields, woods, and ponds. Through the generations this farm has been home to a variety of livestock grazing the fields. These days we are raising chickens for meat and eggs, ducks, pigs, turkeys, and goats. We put the same care growing our food that we do brewing our beer.
Kent Falls Pastured Poultry is:
- raised on grass with a diverse diet
- Fed supplemental certified organic grain
- more delicious than any chicken you’ve had before
Our chickens are raised on grass and moved every day to give them more activity and a healthier diet. This means a more delicious, flavorful, and moist bird for you in the kitchen. Chickens cannot get 100% of their diet from the plants and bugs they eat so we give them certified organic chicken food from Lightning Tree Farm located 27 miles from the brewery in Millbrook, NY.
How it comes:
At the moment we are offering whole chickens and split chickens.
With whole chickens you get everything all wrapped up in a neat package. Giblets are included inside the cavity. Whole chickens are perfect for feeding a family or as leftovers.
With split chickens you get either the left side or the right side. Perfect for those couples not looking to make such a big meal.
Fresh chicken will be available these dates:
- Saturday June 6th
- Saturday June 13th
- Saturday July 11th
- Saturday August 22nd
- Saturday August 29th
- Saturday October 3rd
- Saturday October 10th
Otherwise we freeze our chickens after a brief rest period so they stay fresh longer.
How to purchase:
You can find your KFBC pasture-raised chicken with the rest of our farm goods for sale in our online store. There you can purchase your bird and your beer for a contact-less pick up here at the brewery in Kent, CT.
How to Cook Your Chicken
Not sure of the best way to cook a whole chicken? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. You’re going to feel lazy, look like a master chef, and enjoy an amazing dinner all at the same time.
- Remember to wash hands and cooking surfaces when handling raw poultry
- Cooking poultry to an internal temperature of 165° kills anything harmful
- Cook or freeze fresh chicken 2-4 days after receiving
Thawing your chicken:
Thaw in a bowl of cold tap water. Start 6-8 hours before cooking.
Cooking your chicken:
- Cook to an internal temperature of 165°F
- Slightly rare is no good
- Average oven temperature is 350°F
- Weight: 2.5-3lbs = Time: 1-1.3 hours
- Weight: 3-4lbs = Time: 1.5-1.75 hours
- Weight: 4-6lbs = Time: 1.75-2 hours
- Thaw your chicken, 6-8 hours in bowl of cold water (until soft)
- Take out of package and remove the giblets from the cavity
- Either use or discard the giblets depending on your skill and motivation
- Place the chicken in a roasting pan that fits
- Sprinkle some salt and pepper over your bird
- Put it in the oven uncovered at 375° for about 1 hour and 20 minutes
- You’re done when the skin is all crispy golden, the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the body, and when you repeatedly stab the thing with a meat thermometer it always reaches over 165°F.
- Let it relax for 10 minutes or so before cutting it up and serving. Don’t worry too much about over-cooking it. Our birds retain more moisture than store bought chickens.
There are plenty variations on this recipe. When you’re cooking a pasture-raised chicken you’ll find that it is more juicy and less prone to drying out.