A whole chicken is perfect for those looking to spend points on something that will their maximize value in their truLOCAL box. You could use it to cook one person multiple meals or a meal for many people at once. Do not be intimidated if you have never cooked a whole chicken before. It's easy and your kitchen will never smell better than when you cook a whole chicken! This juicy chicken comes from Kingsland Hutterite Colony in New Dayton, Alberta and are Hutterite-raised without antibiotics and fed a diet of vegetable-based grains. You don't have to worry about choosing between dark or white meat and you probably won't need to worry about cooking for the rest of the week either. Leftovers are encouraged.
COOKING TIP: You'll need to pull out your roasting pan or cast iron for this one. Be generous when you coat the chicken with oil (we like to mix in some butter, too). Make sure you get it in the cavity and under the skin! Once it's cooking, check the temperature on the thickest part of the breast and legs to make sure everything stays juicy. You want to take it out of the oven when the internal temperature of the breasts reaches 155°F and then let it rest in a warm place for about 30 minutes. The temperature should reach 165°F before craving. Don't forget to hold on to the bones for a delicious homemade stock!