Lemon Basil Broccoli Chicken

Weeknight activities are the bane of my existence. By 6 p.m. at night I want  dinner on the table with my family around it followed by Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune.  Yes, I’m a thoroughly middle aged Mom & nights as I described are rare.  That is where Lemon Basil Broccoli Chicken comes into play, this has been my child’s favorite meal since she was a toddler.  

In the NCF Farm Store we carry Boneless Skinless Breast from Brittany Ridge Farms for $11 lb. The birds are pasture raised and taste great.  The color of the meat will show you the difference before the flavor.  Once you taste it you will notice a difference between our chicken & large scale production.

Chicken wrangling

No pic to go along with this post. This is simply a note for our records. Today we took 17 laying hens from the brood house and moved them into the main chicken flock. These birds were banded with white bands, numbered 1-17.

We also took 5 meat chickens and 1 meat rooster and moved them temporarily to the brood house. Tomorrow the meat birds will be banded and moved into a chicken tractor out in the pasture where they will spend their spring, summer, and fall. The eggs these chickens lay, after two weeks for clearing the blood line, will go into an incubator and be transformed into new meat birds for this year.