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post #11 of 13

You probably could, but for us the whole point is not plucking. you'd have to pluck the chicken in this scenario, and I'm not sure that's much more work than plucking a pheasant and leaving it's own skin on in the first place :/

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by TexasVet View Post
 

I don't recommend using a pressure cooker, unless he was a really young roo. I did that once with an older bird and instead of getting tender, the darn thing shrunk up and got tougher and tougher. We couldn't eat him, and neither would the dog!

I've had the best luck with a very slow simmer, followed by a couple of hours of soaking in the water as it cools off. You can also let it sit in the broth in the fridge overnight. The meat just falls off the bones.

Kathy in Texas
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Not really sure how you managed that,, pressure cookers were designed as a faster way to cook foods, but had the added benefit of tenderizing tougher meats. Of course you MUST add a small amount of water to the cooker as you are basicly steam cooking under extreme pressure. I've been pressure cooking various meats for 30 plus years and in my experience the longer you cook it the more tender it gets,, even to the point of mush if you over do it (fell asleep, lol)

post #13 of 13
I'm reviving this thread while waiting on my cockerel to cook out in my pressure cooker. I only did breast and legs though, not the whole bird.
I primarily have chickens for the breeds: preferring a certain temperament and feather texture.
Eggs are my way of convincing myself they're paying their keep.
2 Black Copper Marans, 9 Mottled Javas and one Ayam Cemani/Australorp mix (EE) for a total of 12 birds with a goal of 10 for next year.
Looking to start a permaculture space on 2 acres and trying to learn more about agroforestry.
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I primarily have chickens for the breeds: preferring a certain temperament and feather texture.
Eggs are my way of convincing myself they're paying their keep.
2 Black Copper Marans, 9 Mottled Javas and one Ayam Cemani/Australorp mix (EE) for a total of 12 birds with a goal of 10 for next year.
Looking to start a permaculture space on 2 acres and trying to learn more about agroforestry.
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