Best Free-Range Treat: A worthy end for honestly raised chickens
Chicken Potpie at Bakesale Betty
Sure, the terminology of free-range chickens is confusing. Instead, we have to trust our taste buds. And they tell us that Bakesale Betty's chicken potpie made from free-range, grain-fed, antibiotics-free chickens under the Fulton Valley Farms brand is just about perfect. Just how much access to outside pasture the growing birds receive is a matter of debate among ethically minded food bloggers. But where the birds end up is between two crusts that separate into brittle, leaflike layers as the pie bakes, creating a flaky frame for the savory goodness inside. Studded with a big dice of soft carrots and the fat hunks of chicken, the saucy filling hums with powerful doses of salt and black pepper. Pies come frozen solid bake about ninety minutes. The regular size will feed five ravenous poultryvores for $25. Order in advance, and you also can get individual pies a worthy end for creatures whose breeding you can taste.