BEST CHICKEN EVER!!! "Willow Farm Skinless Chicken Thigh Fillets 472G" £3.39 Tesco's
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BEST CHICKEN EVER!!! "Willow Farm Skinless Chicken Thigh Fillets 472G" £3.39 Tesco's

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Found 15th Jun 2012
I think this is a new range but I have been buying it when it is in stock and it tastes lovely really really nice. I reckon you can actually taste that the chicken has had a good life. And this is filleted....I lean mean grill in the machine....magnifico

And at 3.39 for 480 grammes its not that expensive!



Nutrition
Typical Values 100g raw as sold contain 2 typical fried thigh fillets (150g) contain
Energy 675kJ (165kcal) 1155kJ (280kcal)
Protein 18.3g 37.2g
Carbohydrate 0g 0g
Sugars 0g 0g
Fat 9.8g 14.1g
Saturates 2.6g 3.8g
Mono Unsaturates 4.1g 6.7g
Polyunsaturates 2.7g 2.9g
Fibre 0g 0g
Sodium* 0.1g 0.2g
*Salt Equivalent 0.3g 0.4g

27 Comments

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Edited by: "jukkie" 15th Jun 2012

0g carbohydrate = no thanks.

You reckon filletted chicken from Tesco is the best chicken - WHAT A MUPPET!

Buy chicken on the bone and not from Tesco or Asda.
Edited by: "royals" 15th Jun 2012

I had a good life like you once, then I took a hatchet to the neck.

Though not a bad price for non store brand.

SpeedJunkie

0g carbohydrate = no thanks.


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Just battery reared chicken. No such place as Willow Farm,its just a brand name

Willow Farm chicken is a more affordable, higher-welfare indoor range of chicken. These chickens are housed in spacious barns with natural light that stimulates activity Birds are fed a whole grain enriched diet and are provided with straw bales and perches. All our Willow Farm chickens are sourced from British farms audited and approved to independent standards.

taken from here
realfood.tesco.com/our…tml

Voted cold for "Tesco's" in the title.

ramiuk1

Willow Farm chicken is a more affordable, higher-welfare indoor range of … Willow Farm chicken is a more affordable, higher-welfare indoor range of chicken. These chickens are housed in spacious barns with natural light that stimulates activity Birds are fed a whole grain enriched diet and are provided with straw bales and perches. All our Willow Farm chickens are sourced from British farms audited and approved to independent standards.taken from herehttp://realfood.tesco.com/our-food/the-tesco-chicken-range-.html



Not that 'high welfare' as they are still housed in barns 24 hours a day.Just less chickens per sq metre than normal battery ones.

Never EVER buy meat from Tesco

Morrison's chicken breast steaks are half price at £5/kg at the moment so this definitely isn't the cheapest. Also, the willow farm has been around for quite a while hasn't it?

Well I agree with you Bashop, bought willow farm and it was good then tried tesco's own and the fat was all tucked underneath.

m5rcc

Never EVER buy meat from Tesco


This is the truth. I buy less meat now, but it's all Waitrose organic (YMMV).

UnclePotter

Not that 'high welfare' as they are still housed in barns 24 hours a … Not that 'high welfare' as they are still housed in barns 24 hours a day.Just less chickens per sq metre than normal battery ones.


If you are going to make stupid statements about poultry welfare then at least get your facts right - no chicken reared for meat is a "battery" chicken, they are "broiler" chickens. "Battery" chickens are egg layers.

UnclePotter

Just battery reared chicken. No such place as Willow Farm,its just a … Just battery reared chicken. No such place as Willow Farm,its just a brand name



If you are going to make stupid statements about poultry welfare then at least get your facts right - no chicken reared for meat is a "battery" chicken, they are "broiler" chickens. "Battery" chickens are egg layers.

Go see if you have farm shops local. I live in a city but not to far from a farm. Meat from there is cheaper than supermarkets and tastes a lot better!

i quite like willow farm stuff

have some heat....not that it'll help!

' I reckon you can actually taste that the chicken has had a good life'

i'm not trying to be funny, but how on earth can you tell what kind of life it's had by the way it tastes?
Edited by: "shepherdess" 15th Jun 2012

Willow Farm are grown on the same farms as the standard chickens.

No natural daylight just forced lighting up to 23 hours a day to ensure they keep eating. This does however reduce down at certain times during there average life span of between 39 - 43 days.

As far a things to play with its a bale of hay in centre of shed.

We came out of industry due to rows regarding stocking density's and other welfare issues.

We did grow Willow Farm and former colleagues are still doing so.

COLD... Batteries not included.

Tesco sells 'Willow Farm' chicken, but the meat is actually sourced from farms all over the country, the probe found.

The supermarkets are perfectly within their rights; it is not against regulations to invent a location for branding purposes, unless a product is protected geographically

Read more: dailymail.co.uk/new…tml




Edited by: "chesterdraws" 15th Jun 2012

loulou11

Willow Farm are grown on the same farms as the standard chickens. No … Willow Farm are grown on the same farms as the standard chickens. No natural daylight just forced lighting up to 23 hours a day to ensure they keep eating. This does however reduce down at certain times during there average life span of between 39 - 43 days.As far a things to play with its a bale of hay in centre of shed. We came out of industry due to rows regarding stocking density's and other welfare issues.We did grow Willow Farm and former colleagues are still doing so.



wow, i didnt know this. thought it was a step down from organic from the packaging etc.

so whats the diff between this and normal tesco chicken

loulou11

Willow Farm are grown on the same farms as the standard chickens. No … Willow Farm are grown on the same farms as the standard chickens. No natural daylight just forced lighting up to 23 hours a day to ensure they keep eating. This does however reduce down at certain times during there average life span of between 39 - 43 days.As far a things to play with its a bale of hay in centre of shed. We came out of industry due to rows regarding stocking density's and other welfare issues.We did grow Willow Farm and former colleagues are still doing so.



That's not what Tesco say realfood.tesco.com/our…tml Willow Farm chickens are supposed to be raised in a system that does allow natural light. If you believe that they are not then bring it to the attention of Trading Standards and the RSPCA.
Edited by: "VDisillusioned" 15th Jun 2012

magicbeans

wow, i didnt know this. thought it was a step down from organic from the … wow, i didnt know this. thought it was a step down from organic from the packaging etc.so whats the diff between this and normal tesco chicken




Not a lot, just a difference in the food they are given.

VDisillusioned

That's not what Tesco say … That's not what Tesco say http://realfood.tesco.com/our-food/the-tesco-chicken-range-.html Willow Farm chickens are supposed to be raised in a system that does allow natural light. If you believe that they are not then bring it to the attention of Trading Standards and the RSPCA.



I know they are not, they are raised in sheds like any other Tesco's bird. The natural light they quote is from vents being open, which are open on all farms. The link you provided does make interesting reading and is very misleading too.

Trying to report anything to anybody is joke. Hence we no longer have a farm. One growing company once put bleach in the water lines to make the chickens appear healthier & whiter. It was reported by many. Nothing happened. It was then disclosed to the shop who were buying them, they cancelled just that order and the birds went into pet food.

A National newspaper reporter was going to run a story with all the evidence etc but the editor pulled it.
Edited by: "loulou11" 16th Jun 2012

Also just to let you know Free Range are raised in sheds for the majority of their life too. They spend the first 5 or 6 weeks housed in the same sheds then live out the rest of thier days with access to a field, they don't venture out that much as its not what they are used to. They do live slightly longer though up to about 52 / 60 days.

A truly free range bird should look more like an ebay rubber chicken, although this does differ depending on breeds. Best bet is to avoid supermarket birds and try to find a local farmer or even a butcher although you can never be sure unless you know the farmer.

DEFRA have guidelines as to what qualifies as free range etc and the are a rather surprising read.

Original Poster

I think this has all gotten a bit out of hand. Judging Tesco's is unfair. They pioneered lovely kievs from spent meat that gets shipped to china and africa because we dont like chickens that die naturally WELL TESCO DOES so KEEP UPTO date.

This chicken is great...lovely flavour...the chickens are cared for and filleted thighs are fantastic no work at all grilled flavour dont even need salt and pepper..

Im not saying u cant get good meat else where but these bad boys are so tasty i dont even salt or pepper or chilli whatever them and zero fat lean meaned 5 star tesco - heading in right direction
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