Cornish X for Thanksgiving dinner

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Slinkytoys, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Slinkytoys

    Slinkytoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since there were only 3 of us for dinner, I didn't want to haul out one of my 25# turkeys-----so I cooked a Cornish X in the FlavorWave. Ohhhhh, YUM!! It was an 8.4 pounder which left us with plenty of leftovers for sandwiches and chicken salad. The carcass is on the stovetop in a pot of water to make some "fixins" for the dogs.
    It was a good day. [​IMG]
    Carrie
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Glad you had a good day.

    AL
     
  3. Slinkytoys

    Slinkytoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I hope your holiday was a good one as well. Did you have to cook? [​IMG]
    Carrie
     
  4. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Please watch out for the long bones from the chicken carcass... one would then expect a HUGE Vet bill after the "fixins" mingle with the "inards".
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, one of those big Cornish X's could easily make a Thanksgiving dinner for a small group! In fact, we'll be doing the same on Christmas.
     
  6. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I stuffed and roasted an 11 pound Cornish X for Thanksgiving. I like turkey, but I really like the chickens better. My chicken was bigger than my neighbor's turkey. I got a kick out of that.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Love it!! The first year I raised them up here in Va. we had 25 cornish cross that went to 13 - 17 lbs. LOL
     
  8. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    How old were your 17 pounders? I think I might like to try for a few of those this year.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There is a thread here when I did that first batch. Some of them were 26 weeks - like turkeys. LOL
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh, and I did not feed those chickens to give them a optimum life span and added health for long term. I cared for them and fed them well to feed my table and finished them off with corn to have nicepads of fat which I harvested and rendered for schmaltz. [​IMG]
     

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