Buy genuine, grainfed free-range. Corn-fed chickens are yellow in colour but will still lack flavour if they have been cooped up in battery conditions.
Store in the fridge on a plate wrapped in plastic. Fresh chicken will keep up to 3 days in the fridge. Fresh chicken pieces will keep for up to 4 days.
Tips & Tricks:
Never cook partly frozen chicken - it can cause salmonella poisoning.
Evidence shows that chicken soup can reduce symptoms of colds and flus at the same level as some vitamins, due to its warming nature, vitamin-enriched broth and protein from the chicken.
Chicken is so versatile and can be roasted, poached, grilled, or casseroled. Great chicken stock is made from a boiler (a chicken that has stopped laying).