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Looking for a chicken and rice recipe for butchered year old rooster

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This will be my first time cooking a fresh chicken...He was just awful and flogging us everyday so we decided it was his time to go, we let the chicken rest in the fridge for 3 days now. Should I just bring the some water with celery, onion, salt, pepper etc and the chicken to a boil and let simmer for a couple hours or will it still be tough? I keep reading that older chickens become tough and I don't want to ruin it, thanks!
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Depends on how old he was, if you have pressure cooker the meat will get tender in no time. My mom used to just simmer rooster for 2-3 hours in water & tomato sauce w/ thyme & basil what she called Italian chicken with red peppers, green pepper, onions and add potatoes w/ salt/pepper to taste. It's one of our fav dinner.
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This will be my first time cooking a fresh chicken...He was just awful and flogging us everyday so we decided it was his time to go, we let the chicken rest in the fridge for 3 days now. Should I just bring the some water with celery, onion, salt, pepper etc and the chicken to a boil and let simmer for a couple hours or will it still be tough? I keep reading that older chickens become tough and I don't want to ruin it, thanks!


   Recipes done all day in a crock pot usually turn out pretty well, especially since you rested the meat for three days.

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You may have already cooked it, but I'd recommend brining in salt water for a few hours first. I just google the ratio of salt to water and soak for 6-8 hours first. Then, yep, low and slow, either a slow simmer or crockpot. A pressure cooker works well also. 

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This will be my first time cooking a fresh chicken...He was just awful and flogging us everyday so we decided it was his time to go, we let the chicken rest in the fridge for 3 days now. Should I just bring the some water with celery, onion, salt, pepper etc and the chicken to a boil and let simmer for a couple hours or will it still be tough? I keep reading that older chickens become tough and I don't want to ruin it, thanks!

Try adding some curry!:drool

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Thanks for all of the ideas! I'll keep them in mind for next time smile.png I just simmered the chicken in a stock pot with seasonings for a few hours then cooked on low in a crock pot with the recipe I usually use for chicken and rice, it made for some great dinner!
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After chasing one of the roosters around the yard trying to show him who is boss, I found this thread and will be having chicken dinner soon!  Thanks!!  I'm glad I'm not the only one being abused by their "pets"!

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