Chicken...by Howard

January 23, 2016

One of our favorite aspects of farming is the opportunity to connect with people with interesting occupations or hobbies of their own.  It is a delight to be a part of conversations that escalate excitedly at our market stalls when two or three of our customers get to chatting about their latest cooking endeavors or a bit of food related news they've recently heard. On more than one occasion Howard Cloth, a loyal customer of Copicut Farms, has been a participant in just such a conversation.  In the summer months you are guaranteed to bump into Howard at the Lexington Farmers’ Market, and now that the market has expanded we are looking forward to seeing him this Saturday at the Small Yet Mighty Market at Lexington Community Farm. As we have had the pleasure of getting to know Howard over the past 5 years, he shared with us that he writes a blog; Wasting Away in Nutritionville, dedicated to fitness, nutrition, and healthy living. The blog chronicles his thoughts and experiences about increasing overall wellness and conscious eating and offers many healthy recipes ideas.  We whole-heartedly agree with Howard’s beliefs in a well-round diet, filled with small portions of healthy meats and lots of fresh veggies. As so many of you are equally thoughtful about healthy living, we would like to share his blog with you this post and highlight one of our favorite chicken recipes. We specifically chose this recipe because it is made with bone-in, skin-on chicken breast. As we've discussed in previous blog posts (June 10, 2015; Pasture-Raised Chicken) this is a cut that we offer (in addition to the more common boneless, skinless breast) for several reasons. Bone-in, skin-on cuts are a more flavorful and sustainable way to eat.  Boneless breasts are much more labor intensive due to the time and effort it takes to individually de-bone each breast by hand. Most importantly however, the health benefits of skin-on, pasture-raised chicken have been documented in several studies. Also, after roasting the chicken for this recipe the bones can be used to make stock, the health benefits of which have been much touted lately. We are very grateful for the opportunity to connect with thoughtful and interesting people. If you have a favorite recipe please don’t hesitate to share it with us. We are always to expand our culinary horizons. Hope you enjoy Howard’s chicken! Pan Roasted Chicken Breast (with a variety of sauce options)


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