Chicken Thigh Fillet Nichols Ethical Free Range - 550g
Reared with the highest ethical standards practices, these Chicken Thigh Fillets are full of flavour. The active movement of Nichols Poultry free range birds, consumption of fresh pasture and considered processing techniques guarantee you an incredible free range product.
Vic’s Meat has partnered exclusively with Nichols Poultry for our online store.
Nichols Poultry is one of the most trusted and respected meat brands in Tasmania - they give their free range flock (which is never more than a thousand birds) 24 hour access to natural light, natural ventilation and rolling Tasmanian pastures. The birds also have access to mobile, custom built sheds - so they have ample protection and shelter while grazing freely.
At processing, Nichols will only air-chill their free range birds (rather than spin-chill in chlorinated water) to cool the meat. Spin-chilling ultimately results in the absorption of chlorinated water that may cause bleaching of the meat and bones. Air-chilled poultry is far more natural, flavoursome and brighter in colour.
To further develop flavour and texture, Nichols age their free range poultry on the bone for a minimum of 4 hours. This process allows the meat to tenderise. As a result, you have minimal weight loss and moisture expulsion when cooking this product.
Nichols Poultry currently generate 50% of their power requirements from wind turbines and the business has plans to increase this self-sustaining approach over the coming months and years.