Whole Roasted Chicken, half price from £2.85 at Tesco (£3 /kg), 6+days
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Whole Roasted Chicken, half price from £2.85 at Tesco (£3 /kg), 6+days

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Found 11th Aug 2013
Already cooked whole chicken, price from £2.85 depending on the size. Being half price, brings the cost down to level of raw chicken but without the cooking!

I bought a small one for £3.02 on Friday and it served a family of 4 today (call it 3.5 as 4th is a toddler) for a very yummy lunch of sandwiches for hubby and kids and chicken ceaser salad for myself. And for dinner in a yummy pasta bake! So I reckon I fed us, without breakfast, for £5.50 and my boys eat a lot!!

I don't usually buy cooked meat but this was very good. And unlike the hot one you buy, this can be kept in the fridge for 2 days after opening and has a good date too

I doubt its free range and definitely not organic, but great price and no cooking saving you on 60-120 minutes of using the oven

Offer ends on 27th August 2013.

43 Comments

lunch sorted for tomorrow.. thanks OP.. umm, what's with the 6+ days.. is that the age of the chicken before slaughter?

Original Poster

Lol, Tesco guarantee 6+ days shelf life

6 days it took to catch the chicken

I voted hot but I'm guessing this will be cold

cold for me, fresh chicken from the same shop costs £2.48/kg and costs around 15p to roast or a large chicken is only around £2.00/kg
Edited by: "-=blootoon=-" 11th Aug 2013

Original Poster

-=blootoon=-

cold for me, fresh chicken from the same shop costs £2.48/kg and costs … cold for me, fresh chicken from the same shop costs £2.48/kg and costs around 15p to roast or a large chicken is only around £2.00/kg



2 things:

- effort, i dont have up to 2 hours to roast a chicken on a weekend in this nice weather when we are in and out all day.

- price stated of raw chicken still included the added water etc, so during cooking it will shrink. here £3 is for already cooked product which wont lose anymore weight, according to tesco 18% :P
Edited by: "AnnaMak" 11th Aug 2013

(Almost) in before the usual stupid comments, including my butcher delivers a full spit roast cooked chicken to my door for 5p etc.
Edited by: "moob" 12th Aug 2013

Chicken,Salt ,Stabiliser (Sodium Triphosphate) ,Dextrose ,Brown Sugar ,Prepared with 118g of raw chicken per 100g of finished product

Looks like I will be eating mostly chicken this week.
Edited by: "RamblingSid" 11th Aug 2013

Banned

moob

(Almost) in before the usual stupid comments, including my butcher … (Almost) in before the usual stupid comments, including my butcher delivers a full spit roast cocked chicken to my door for 5p etc.



Close but my butcher cuts its cock off.

Cold not Halal.

djmutters

6 days it took to catch the chicken



Its probably not even 6 days old

will be buying tomorrow, it's so handy for lunches, no cooking involved but can chuck some in with a salad

orgfilao

Cold not Halal.


Are you serious?

cheers op "cheep" as

Hopefully, with the money the OP has saved on cheap chicken, they can invest in a dictionary......maybe keep it in the fringe near the coast ?

AnnaMak

And unlike the hot one you buy, this can be kept in the fringe for 2 days … And unlike the hot one you buy, this can be kept in the fringe for 2 days after opening

Hot! I love keeping a chicken in my fringe. I also like a couple of chops in me sideburns, a little chipolata for a moustache, a nice streaky bacon side parting. Now I've just got to me the right grill... I mean girl.

And you get the idea with that.

Duelling Duck

Hot! I love keeping a chicken in my fringe. I also like a couple of … Hot! I love keeping a chicken in my fringe. I also like a couple of chops in me sideburns, a little chipolata for a moustache, a nice streaky bacon side parting. Now I've just got to me the right grill... I mean girl.And you get the idea with that.



I think the police should arrest you now, before things get out of hand lol

£2 a kilo raw chickens bought friday, they are on offer too.

Latest Tesco real food magazine has a voucher for £1 off piri piri and whole chickens valid from 5 August to 30 September.

AnnaMak

2 things:- effort, i dont have up to 2 hours to roast a chicken on a … 2 things:- effort, i dont have up to 2 hours to roast a chicken on a weekend in this nice weather when we are in and out all day.- price stated of raw chicken still included the added water etc, so during cooking it will shrink. here £3 is for already cooked product which wont lose anymore weight, according to tesco 18% :P


unlike chicken breasts the whole raw chicken does not contain any added water or any other preservatives or additives but the cooked chicken does. But i guess if you do not have 5 minutes to prepare a raw chicken and stick it in the oven then the precooked one is ok.

hot thanks

AnnaMak

2 things:- effort, i dont have up to 2 hours to roast a chicken on a … 2 things:- effort, i dont have up to 2 hours to roast a chicken on a weekend in this nice weather when we are in and out all day.- price stated of raw chicken still included the added water etc, so during cooking it will shrink. here £3 is for already cooked product which wont lose anymore weight, according to tesco 18% :P



Very well address ....
-=blootoon= needs to compare like it like to make a sensible comparison. His/her comment will be more meaningful if they could find any cheaper price than this.

I'm liable to poison myself cooking Fishfingers, so this will be a rare treat for me, ordered mine last night for delivery this evening....

Should be supporting your local butcher with things like this, supermarkets brainwash people into thinking that they are getting a good deal when in fact they probably are not.

My local butcher has 3 cooked chickens for £10, chickens are around 1.5Kg ea. Thats 4.5Kg of chicken for £10. £2.22 / KG.

They do the same with fruit and veg, punnets of strawberries in supermarket £1. Local greengrocer 50p

Support the local independant business and not these hugh companies! Supermarkets are putting greengrocers, butchers and fishmongers out of business!

jamesslane

Should be supporting your local butcher with things like this, … Should be supporting your local butcher with things like this, supermarkets brainwash people into thinking that they are getting a good deal when in fact they probably are not. My local butcher has 3 cooked chickens for £10, chickens are around 1.5Kg ea. Thats 4.5Kg of chicken for £10. £2.22 / KG. They do the same with fruit and veg, punnets of strawberries in supermarket £1. Local greengrocer 50p Support the local independant business and not these hugh companies! Supermarkets are putting greengrocers, butchers and fishmongers out of business!



moob

(Almost) in before the usual stupid comments, including my butcher … (Almost) in before the usual stupid comments, including my butcher delivers a full spit roast cocked chicken to my door for 5p etc.

jamesslane

Should be supporting your local butcher with things like this, … Should be supporting your local butcher with things like this, supermarkets brainwash people into thinking that they are getting a good deal when in fact they probably are not. My local butcher has 3 cooked chickens for £10, chickens are around 1.5Kg ea. Thats 4.5Kg of chicken for £10. £2.22 / KG. They do the same with fruit and veg, punnets of strawberries in supermarket £1. Local greengrocer 50p Support the local independant business and not these hugh companies! Supermarkets are putting greengrocers, butchers and fishmongers out of business!

moob

(Almost) in before the usual stupid comments, including my butcher … (Almost) in before the usual stupid comments, including my butcher delivers a full spit roast cocked chicken to my door for 5p etc.



Sounds good, I couldn't spit on your door for less than £5

jamesslane

Should be supporting your local butcher with things like this, … Should be supporting your local butcher with things like this, supermarkets brainwash people into thinking that they are getting a good deal when in fact they probably are not. My local butcher has 3 cooked chickens for £10, chickens are around 1.5Kg ea. Thats 4.5Kg of chicken for £10. £2.22 / KG. They do the same with fruit and veg, punnets of strawberries in supermarket £1. Local greengrocer 50p Support the local independant business and not these hugh companies! Supermarkets are putting greengrocers, butchers and fishmongers out of business!


You make a good point, and I agree, but if it were down to ethics, this website would cease to exist. Amazon pay no tax, but people will simply not stop shopping there, it is too convenient and cheap. There are plenty of other companies which are ethically questionable, but most people tend not to care about the ethics of it all.

hot,not halal

I just got back from my local Tesco and they didn't know anything about this offer! I didn't pursue it though as I though it was possible I'd made a mistake about it being a Tesco offer!

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the deal posted here though as the offer is clearly on their website.

"Support your local butcher" is probably the single most annoying comment I see on here (well, it's up there with "cold not 1080p).

Believe it or not prices in 'local butchers' will hugely vary depending on various circumstances. If you live somewhere with multiple butchers within walking length you'll get competitive prices. If you live in a small town with just one, they can charge whatever they want. Mine doesn't have a rotisserie, they buy cheap cooking products from B&M and mark them up with a 600% price increase, vegetables are far, far, far less fresh than supermarkets, meat is bought from wholesalers and not local farms (this will be the case for almost all butchers, btw).

And then you have the problem that butchers tend to close around 4-5pm, some even half day on Wednesdays. People often work later than those hours, and if they want a quick dinner then supermarkets will be their only choice, unless you also want to "support your local cornershop" (probably a Spar) and then pay RRP on most items...

Edited by: "mamboboy" 12th Aug 2013

Original Poster

Agree about 'local butcher'. Near old house, we had a great one, i went there almost every day especially when on maternity leave, also bakery next door.

however since moving, only one 1 found is in city center and looks like cheap cr*p. Wanted to buy marinated lamb for bbq and found 'artificial sweetener ' amongst ingredients!! Needless to say i never bought anything there or set foot in! I also visit local farms with kids and even there meat on occasions doesn't look good or very limited cuts of meat.


as for having 5 mins to prep the chicken, its more about the time it needs to cook as we are out all day on weekends enjoying outdoors and lovely weather:))

What's chicken ceaser?.........do you stab it in the back while it is not looking......................anyway they are quite small............i could et tu brute..sic
Edited by: "antenna" 12th Aug 2013

orgfilao

Cold not Halal.



Their pork isn't Halal either... Its an outrage!

wolfmother

Close but my butcher cuts its cock off.



I only just spotted my typo lol

mamboboy

"Support your local butcher" is probably the single most annoying comment … "Support your local butcher" is probably the single most annoying comment I see on here (well, it's up there with "cold not 1080p). Believe it or not prices in 'local butchers' will hugely vary depending on various circumstances. If you live somewhere with multiple butchers within walking length you'll get competitive prices. If you live in a small town with just one, they can charge whatever they want. Mine doesn't have a rotisserie, they buy cheap cooking products from B&M and mark u them up with a 600% price increase, vegetables are far, far, far less fresh than supermarkets, meat is bought from wholesalers and not local farms (this will be the case for almost all butchers, btw).And then you have the problem that butchers tend to close around 4-5pm, some even half day on Wednesdays. People often work later than those hours, and if they want a quick dinner then supermarkets will be their only choice, unless you also want to "support your local cornershop" (probably a Spar) and then pay RRP on most items...


This. Our local butcher was charging 14 quid for chicken fillet, and over 40 for beef fillet.

Edited by: "moob" 12th Aug 2013

batmans_cat

Latest Tesco real food magazine has a voucher for £1 off piri piri and … Latest Tesco real food magazine has a voucher for £1 off piri piri and whole chickens valid from 5 August to 30 September.



the voucher is for the hot chickens on the rotisserie counter not these unfortunately

mamboboy

"Support your local butcher" is probably the single most annoying comment … "Support your local butcher" is probably the single most annoying comment I see on here (well, it's up there with "cold not 1080p). Believe it or not prices in 'local butchers' will hugely vary depending on various circumstances. If you live somewhere with multiple butchers within walking length you'll get competitive prices. If you live in a small town with just one, they can charge whatever they want. Mine doesn't have a rotisserie, they buy cheap cooking products from B&M and mark them up with a 600% price increase, vegetables are far, far, far less fresh than supermarkets, meat is bought from wholesalers and not local farms (this will be the case for almost all butchers, btw).And then you have the problem that butchers tend to close around 4-5pm, some even half day on Wednesdays. People often work later than those hours, and if they want a quick dinner then supermarkets will be their only choice, unless you also want to "support your local cornershop" (probably a Spar) and then pay RRP on most items...



Be it annoying or not I couldn't care less, it is the truth in that if you don't support local business they will close down!

Your comments about butchers being in close proximity to each other sounds plausible but supermarkets buy on price to increase their profit margin! Why do you think people get the Xmas turkey from a butcher or local farm, because the quality is better than supermarkets!

Your comments about vegetables being 'far, far, far less fresh' simply isn't true. Do you not know that supermarkets have massive warehouses that products sit for days, weeks, sometimes months on end? Do you really think they can get boxes of apples in from new zealand for example in over night to 100's of stores nationwide... this is a futile and comical comment! Greengrocers don't have the luxary of having 100'000 sq M of warehouse storage so have to keep stock rotation as fresh as possible!

jamesslane

Your comments about vegetables being 'far, far, far less fresh' simply … Your comments about vegetables being 'far, far, far less fresh' simply isn't true. Do you not know that supermarkets have massive warehouses that products sit for days, weeks, sometimes months on end? Do you really think they can get boxes of apples in from new zealand for example in over night to 100's of stores nationwide... this is a futile and comical comment! Greengrocers don't have the luxary of having 100'000 sq M of warehouse storage so have to keep stock rotation as fresh as possible!



And I suppose you think greengrocers get their fresh apples in January from...where, exactly?

The supply chain is largely the same, just the quantities differ.

That's not to say that you can't often get a higher quality product from a local shop (or supermarket), nor that we shouldn't endeavour to support smaller retailers, but to say one is always better than the other is just an gross generalisation.

jamesslane

Your comments about vegetables being 'far, far, far less fresh' simply … Your comments about vegetables being 'far, far, far less fresh' simply isn't true. Do you not know that supermarkets have massive warehouses that products sit for days, weeks, sometimes months on end? Do you really think they can get boxes of apples in from new zealand for example in over night to 100's of stores nationwide... this is a futile and comical comment! Greengrocers don't have the luxary of having 100'000 sq M of warehouse storage so have to keep stock rotation as fresh as possible!


Well, I've actually bought fruit and veg in my local and unless you class broccoli that bends like rubber, or cabbage that's turned brown as fresh, then you're wrong. Grapes for example are tiny, and look oddly like the value Tesco/Asda ones but are sold at the normal grape prices..
The only thing local in mine is the eggs as far as I know, the rest is wholesale and probably travels as far a distance as supermarket produce.

And supermarket fruit and veg is far fresher because they shift it at much higher rates and store them in chilled cabinets. There's almost always somebody going up and down the aisle replenishing stock or moving short dated things to the reduced area.

Butchers' going out of business is nothing to do with people being too stupid or ignorant to use them over supermarkets. It's to do with a recession and people wanting the cheapest possible option, and believe it or not supermarkets ARE the cheapest, which is why they've pretty much turned a lot of high streets into ghost towns...
Edited by: "mamboboy" 13th Aug 2013

Has anyone found this deal?
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