With free range Chicken, Turkey and Goose; Barbary and Gressingham Duck and fabulous game birds, you will find the highest quality, locally sourced poultry in our Butchers, with some innovative and tasty twists to give you great ideas on how to make this dinner time staple pop with flavour!
Whether you’re looking for a whole free range chicken for a roast dinner; chicken breasts for a warming casserole or curry; thighs and drumsticks for a summer BBQ or tasty chicken dishes prepared by our Butchers for you to cook at home, you can be sure the chicken at Checketts is of the highest standard.
Locally sourced free range chickens from Caldecott Farms are a slow growing breed, Cotswold Whites. They are specially selected for their wonderful flavour, texture and taste, far superior to mass produced birds.
Our Butchers create imaginative, flavoursome chicken meals that are quick to prepare at home. Try our sweet chilli chicken casserole with peppers and pineapple; garlic chicken breast Kievs; Hunter’s chicken breasts or stuffed chicken breasts with haggis (Balmoral,) or black pudding (Stornaway,) for a tasty family dinner! We can marinade any of your chicken purchases in store – Garlic, chilli and lime, Italian style or red Thai all work fantastically with chicken.
For summer BBQs, salads and picnics you will find delicious marinaded chicken skewers, great when you’re cooking for a large party! Checketts home made chicken pies are a firm family favourite with our Chicken, Ham and Leek pie holding the prestigious Gold Award nationally.
Free range turkey and goose remain the most popular choice at Christmas, however turkey is gaining in popularity throughout the year as a lean and healthy choice of meat. Turkey breast is versatile and can be used in many dishes as an alternative to chicken.
Both Gressingham and Barbary varieties of duck are famed for their leaner and rich tasting properties. Duck breast is great for dinner parties, cooked pink and served with a red currant glaze or try our duck breasts marinaded Chinese style with stir fried vegetables. Ask our friendly butchers for tips and advice on cooking times to ensure your duck is cooked just how you like it.
For our range of game birds, please see our Game section.