Free Range Cockerel

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A slow-reared, free range cockerel weighing over 3kg. Fans of chicken will love its rich flavour.

Perfect for a Christmas Eve or Boxing Day treat. Comes with giblets.

Serves 6 - 8.

100% free range chicken.

No Allergens.

How to roast:

  1. Remove the chicken from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C (180C Fan)
  3. Season the chicken and put in a preheated tray for 20 mins.
  4. Then reduce the temp down to 180C (160C Fan), and cook for a further 30 minutes per kg.
  5. Check that the juices run clear at the end of time using a skewer to the thickest part of the thigh.
  6. If the juices are not clear, cook for a further 10 minutes.
  7. When cooked remove and rest for at least 15 minutes.

25 Reviews

  • 5

    Published by Bryan Neville on 7th Jan 2022

    An excellent tasty alternative for those who want a change from turkey.

  • 5
    Free range Cockerel

    Published by Lizi Thomas on 18th Jan 2021

    I love Copas turkeys but as there were only two of us this year we decided to try the cockerel. I was concerned that it would just taste like chicken but actually it did really taste different. Much tastier and more gamey. It was DELICIOUS!! The texture was firmer too, like their turkeys. Definitely recommend

  • 5
    Better than turkey!

    Published by Alex Charge on 17th Jan 2021

    So glad I discovered the cockerel option, perfect for a smaller gathering and actually tastier all round

  • 5
    Free Range Cockerel

    Published by Annette Allen on 17th Jan 2021

    Tasty bird and just perfect size for a small family gathering!

  • 5

    Published by Victoria Goodenough on 17th Jan 2021

    This year was my first time buying cockerel for Christmas lunch. I had read the reviews and was not 100% sure. Absolutely no regrets, it was delicious. Just wish I could buy it all year round. Will definitely be buying again for next Christmas.

  • 5
    Free Range Cockerel

    Published by Unknown on 2nd Jan 2021

    Fabulous! Great flavour! Will buy again.

  • 5
    Would reccommend

    Published by Rachel Jameson on 2nd Jan 2021

    First year to have a Cockeral. Lovely quality, good fat content, great flavour, tender and succelent. Great alterative to a turkey. Will buy again

  • 5
    Free Range Cockerel

    Published by Suzi Phillips on 2nd Jan 2021

    Collected my 3.6kg Cockerel from the Copas farm on 23rd Dec, super efficient and COVID safe, as didn’t even need to leave the car. Lovely bird, full of flavour and very succulent, and the perfect size for our festive celebrations consisting of two people! Yes, quite expensive for what is essentially a large chicken, but better value than a small turkey in my opinion, and still had plenty of leftovers for pie on Boxing Day! Won’t hesitate to use Copas again.

  • 5
    Free Range Cockerel

    Published by Mrs P Phillips on 2nd Jan 2021

    This was a truly delicious bird, the Copas cooking instructions were spot on, and it was probably the best chicken I have ever eaten. I would love to know if it is available at other times of the year or only at Christmas. It weighed 4 kg and would provide a really good meal for 8 people. Thank you Copas!

  • 5

    Published by Mairi Vodden on 2nd Jan 2021

    Yet again absolutely delighted with our Copas cockerel. Succulent and tender, tasted delicious. Thank you

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