Do you age stewing birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Mrs. Mucket, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am processing some one-year-old hens and a rooster. Should they be aged before stewing or does the cooking take care of it?
     
  2. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    I age them longer than I would young birds - it's a bit of a different process chemically (aging and cooking).

    I usually age the year old and older chickens about 3-5 days, and then make sure when you cook, you're keeping the temp low (if it's stewing, simmer, don't boil. Boiling is too hot.)

    Enjoy!
     

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