Waitoa free range means once fully-feathered, the chickens can roam outside on their range during the day and are kept inside at night to keep them safe from predators.
State of the art technology also monitors the birds’ needs round the clock so if their access to water or feed is interrupted, or temperature is not at the optimal point, the team are instantly alerted. Care, innovation and a passion for best practice poultry farming has seen Waitoa grow to be one of New Zealand’s most successful free-range providers.
Chicken breasts are healthy and easy to incorporate in a variety of family favourites. They are good source of protein, low in fat, carbs and sodium.
Cooking Tips: Chicken breast should be at room temperature. Preheat the pan for 2 minutes on medium-high heat. Meanwhile, season the chicken breast with a generous pinch of salt and a few cracks of pepper on both sides. Add 2 teaspoons of oil to the pan, wait 30 seconds so the oil can heat up, and then place the boneless chicken breast in the pan and don’t touch it for 4 minutes. You need to leave the chicken breast alone so the crust can form. After 4 minutes, flip the chicken and let it cook other 3-4 minutes depending on how thick it is. Remove the chicken breast from the pan and place on a clean plate and allow to rest for 3 minutes before slicing.