first time! Chickens R tasty!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by FrenchHen, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Our very first home grown roaster is in the oven as we speak. It's loosely packed with a mire pois...onion, celery, and carrot. I brined it about 8 hours using the recipe I found on here. It's going to roast for about a half hour at 425 to get golden brown then down to 350 until the temp hits 170.

    I'll update with how it tastes.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  2. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

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    good luck...hummmmm....i think i smell chicken cooking [​IMG]
     
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    the white meat wasn't very flavorful, but the bits close to the bone and the dark meat was awesome!

    I wonder if I just didn't brine it long enough or what.

    Still, I can't wait to have some more dark meat.

    We have three more in the freezer.

    Not for long!
     
  4. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

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    was it skin on or off? I some times put garlic and spices under the skin, it helps the give it more flavor....
     
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Skin on, but ripped due to inexperienced pluckers. I'm not complaining, i didn't have to do it!

    I'll brine it longer with more spices next time.

    I'm looking forward to chicken noodle something this evening, though.
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Bon appetit! Congrats!
     
  7. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find I like our chickens the best when I inject them with a simple mixture of chicken broth, butter and garlic.
     

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