small selection of chicken from Palmdale Meats

Slow Cooked, Apricot Chicken

First of all….. NO!  This is NOT the old 70’s/80’s favourite using french onion soup and apricot nectar (although my hind brain memory remembers that fondly)

This is a tiny bit more sophisticated, less sodium, less sugar, just as easy and absolutely delicious!!

Before the recipe… a quick word about the Chicken sold at your favourite Butchers,  Palmdale Village Meats, Poultry and Seafood. They get their Chickens from Greenslade Chickens.  An incredibly well known and respected Free Range Farm in the Riverland, South Australia – yup, local – and when Greenslade say “Free Range”, they mean it!  Now a large farm, but still family run after over 20 years – producing Free Range (from birth), grain fed.  Greenslade Farm actually grows the crops needed for the chooks themselves.  The Chickens are Antibiotic Free and totally Nitrate Free.

Chicken that tastes like Chicken should!

So, now the recipe….

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Slow Cooking…. Comfort Food for Cold Days

Slow Cooking… it’s a term we pretty much all use, right?  But are you doing it right?  It isn’t something you can do with all meats, there are special cuts of meat that are best for slow cooking.  These special cuts need the longer cooking time and in addition, they provide the consistency you want, it doesn’t turn to mush.  Slow cooked meats offset the need for a longer cooking time by, generally, being a cheaper cut of meat and providing the most delicious taste!  They even provide health benefits.

For the best soup cuts, casserole cuts or roasts from Palmdale Butchers, for slowcooking – along with some recipe suggestions, read on.

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