awesome chicken meal!!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by MikkeyP, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. MikkeyP

    MikkeyP Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if it has anything to do with me not eating lunch and being FAMISHED, or if it was because I cooked it in the LODGE cast iron dutch oven, or what, but I came home and dove into this chicken that I had cut in pieces, thrown a pkt of onion soup mix in, put about 1/2 cup of water in there, covered it and ran out the door to parent-teacher conferences. Man, it is goood. We had butchered them about 6 weeks ago, and they were in the freezer. I had this one in the fridge for 2 days as stuff in life happened and I didnt' get to it right away. Very tender, delicious!!

    I've about made up my mind that I am going to try to raise some cotournix quail or Texas A &M quail, or maybe even those bobwhite quail.

    MMMmmmmmm Good!
    okay, so now I'm putting the vegetables on, but I couldn't wait, had to eat something!!!
    Mikkey
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:Home grown is sooooooo good, and yes the dutch oven does help ALOT. but..... you forgot the mushrooms. [​IMG]

    Steve in NC
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    OH, I agree, mushrooms! By the way the quail will be the best, most tender poultry you ever tasted. Plus they are a lot easier on you to kill and process and they don't eat near as much as a chicken but of course you need more of them to make a meal. Anyway, my thought is go for the quail, you'll love them.
    Becky
     
  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:We had some quail breast last night stir fried with some of the last of veggies from our garden. Nothing is better than a 100% meal from your own place!!!!!!!!!!

    Steve in NC
     
  5. PassthePeace1

    PassthePeace1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You might consider having to leave it in the fridge, because you couldn't get to it in a couple of days....a bit of serendipity. I made the common first timer mistake of cooking my first roo, on the same day it was slaughtered. Nothing like a fine case of rigor mortis, to work out the jaws... [​IMG]

    From now on I age my chickens at least two days before cooking or freezing.
     
  6. island.girlie

    island.girlie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am planning on hatching some quail soon. What is the best meatiest breed of quail. I read that the Georgia Giant is about 1lb in weight. What do you guys think? Do different breeds taste the same? Thanks in advance for your help.
     

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