Packington Free Range celebrate summer with BBQ Chicken Competition

As summer approaches and the weather improves, foodies throughout the UK will be dusting off their barbecues to enjoy a season of cooking and eating outdoors. In celebration of this, fourth generation family farm Packington Free Range are running a barbecue competition on their Facebook page.

Packington Free Range ( has asked UK fans of their Facebook page to share their original BBQ chicken recipes, with a picture if available. The winner will receive a free range BBQ box worth £30 and the chance to have their recipe made into an official recipe card for distribution in Packington Free Range’s stockists.

The competition has already had several entries including ‘beer can chicken’, ‘Curried BBQ chicken’ and ‘Sweet and Spicy chicken kebabs’. Packington are looking for original recipes that can be barbecued and are simple enough for people to recreate at home.

The winning entry will join other recipes ( on their website that show customers how to make the most of Packington Free Range pork and chicken. The winner will be chosen on the week commencing the 11th June and announced on Packington’s Facebook page (

The farm, run by Brothers Alec and Rob Mercer, prides itself on rearing chicken ‘how it used to taste -full of flavour, succulent and tasty. They place the highest importance on the welfare of their chicken, which has been recognised by celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers who have described Packington chickens as “some of the happiest in Britain!”

About Packington Free Range: Packington Free Range, based in Staffordshire, is a farm with a traditional family heritage spanning four generations. As well as a commitment to pork and poultry of the highest quality, Packington’s award-winning animal welfare ethos is supported and accredited by the RSPCA. Packington Free Range’s pork and poultry are Free Range in the truest sense of the word, with a firm belief that happy, healthy animals will produce the best meat.