Tuesday, May 22, 2012

From Chick to Table

So the hubs and I decided to get chickens (see previous blog: Cows calves and chickens oh my)  and here's a pictorial chain of events  :-)

Aren't they cute?  Crazy little guys!

Hungry chickens!!!

The chicken chop!  Now how did that Keystone can get in there?  LOL
I helped!  I tried the chop--couldn't quite the heads off, so I was regulated to the foodsaver machine.
The final product!  Bam!  It was AWESOME!!!  It tasted more "chicken-y" if that's a word!  Totally made the ordeal and time worth it!

It was a great experience and I'm glad the hubs and I did it together.  So many firsts--feeding chickens, having them peck you, seeing them chopped and defeathered, and cooking a whole chicken.  I'd never done that before--but it was really awesome!  Here's what I did :

Rub the chicken with butter
Mixed salt, sage, poultry seasoning, rosemary in a bowl
Sprinkled the chicken with the mixture
Cooked breast side down, covered with foil
cooked for a couple of hours at 350

It was so tender and juicy!  Yum!

1 comment:

  1. You realize that we're going to expect to sample these fresh chickens on our next trip. Way to go! Sounds yummy. Your grandpa taught me at an early age how to cut a chicken into parts before cooking. It's different than whole chicken cooking but worth it as a change.